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    hmm, where u at again?

    Cause ill be driving from melbourne to shepparton on the 27th of december.

    Im sure Ill have some room in the back of the ute if i were to swing by your town

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    so i just bought cheep off a mate a weldcorp mig 160, how fucked am i? haha

    so far so good, wire feed a bit notchy/uneven feed at times but thats about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by macca1590 View Post
    so i just bought cheep off a mate a weldcorp mig 160, how fucked am i? haha

    so far so good, wire feed a bit notchy/uneven feed at times but thats about it.
    change the liner, drive wheel(s) and then have only a light tension on the wire and you will likely find that it significantly improves. Running too much wire tension from the rollers is a common thing, your meant to be able to stop the wire coming out with your fingers.
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    I'm not welding much at the moment and trying to keep on top of it by reading what I can. If anyone has any tips for good welding educational books, videos or websites then fire away.

    http://www.youtube.com/user/weldingtipsandtricks seems good, but the all the imperial units are annoying.

    As mentioned much earlier in this thread doing a TAFE course is a great idea. You can try all sorts of different welding, get advice along the way and end up with your welding certificate too. They often have evening classes too so you can fit it around the 9-5 if required.

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    I've been keeping notes and writing stuff down as i go, so i'll put something up sometime about ideas of where to start, and what i found made the biggest differences.

    At Tafe i started with an Oxy, and that was good to get a feel for what the puddle was / should be doing and how it fallls through when you blow a hole in it etc. But for the average home person, it would be a waste to buy one unless you were serious about restoration work.
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    some TIG i did lately

    and some MIG on micheal's 4 link boxes
    Last edited by drift kid; 16th January 2013 at 06:41 PM.

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    Nice tig work drift kid (what's ya real name?)

    Done much pipe work with TIG?

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    name's Ben and yeah a little, my skills are slowly growing, I'm progressing with the Alloy TIG quite fast at the moment, i really enjoy Alloy but the cleaning and prep are so crucial that it frustrates me lol. next time i TIG some pipe I'll shoot some pics up.

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    do my boot in tube???? would look so many cools (either way i dont mind)

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    Ok, "Ally" is short for aluminium.

    "Alloy" is a metallic mixture made from two or more elements.

    Alloy wheels and sheet aluminium are not the same material, sorry if I offend but my tafe teacher drilled us on it when I did my apprenticeship and cant handle the misuse of the word and abbreviation.

    Anyways, I havent dont much lately, but heres the last few little bits of welding I did in the garage.






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