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Forum: Fabrication 06-10-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,520
Posted By bunkclimber
1938 gmc

King Joey, a Cat or a truck will never sue for divorce and take all ya got..or take the gold mine and leave you with the shaft..and that old black '38 needs some love,it's made it this far and needs...
Forum: Fabrication 05-28-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,577
Posted By bunkclimber
'from sapling size to 5-6inches in...

'from sapling size to 5-6inches in diameter"--thats gonna require horsepower and machine weight no matter how you power it or move it once cut..best approach if you have the money is to use a Fecon...
Forum: Welding 05-20-2019, 05:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,208
Posted By bunkclimber
repair this bucket

for starters it's an extra $100 right off the top before the repair quote because they didn't powerwash it and now I'm gonna be working in shi#
Forum: Welding 05-03-2019, 05:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,271
Posted By bunkclimber
stick welder to TIG

when you snap out of the arc you may leave marks on your workpiece,I guess it depends on what you are working(welding)on whether its allowable or not. Yes you may break the gas cloud but there should...
Forum: Welding 04-15-2019, 05:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 913
Posted By bunkclimber
yes the high frequency/voltage is just to start...

yes the high frequency/voltage is just to start the arc and get it going.Its like a pulse of 4kv,a little current,but will put a jolt thru you the first time you come across it on a wet or damp weld...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 04-01-2019, 06:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,134
Posted By bunkclimber
roll your own

I'm not trying to be overly critical here,but: three wires; two hot,one neutral. no grounding conductor? you need to ground the generator to the building grounding system.If a internal...
Forum: Welding 03-26-2019, 06:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,291
Posted By bunkclimber
choices

my steel supply/LWS wants to charge me additional $ for out-of-date cylinders..allows two years max if you have a leased cylinder,if its any older than that(like if you kept it inactive for 5yrs or...
Forum: Shop & Safety 03-25-2019, 06:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,191
Posted By bunkclimber
paint sprayer

I bought a Wagner wide shot simple hand held impulse paint sprayer to do one thing-paint 20ft sea containers..we shoot an acrylic enamel for containers,its called Industrial Choice from Grainger,a...
Forum: Shop & Safety 03-25-2019, 06:19 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 20,775
Posted By bunkclimber
shop redo

Dan, you've had nothing but weather and rain delays for quite some time now..seems every time I can get a break outside and get set up,rain again shuts me down too..maybe we need to get together and...
Forum: Welding 03-22-2019, 06:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,608
Posted By bunkclimber
select a welding machine

try a rental 130amp MIG welding machine first. Your local rental company(and most welding suppliers) will probably have one for rent. This will let you get your feet wet and understand what you need...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 03-20-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 682
Posted By bunkclimber
forklift

I bought a 4000lb Hyster diesel pneumatic forklift years ago,its been the best tool in the drawer,so to speak..I had traction issues going over soft ground with it..so I put snow chains on the just...
Forum: Welding 03-12-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,634
Posted By bunkclimber
Maxtron or XMT?

yes the XMT does have a nice lightweight and very portable package..easy to take from the shop out on a job in the back of a pickup and run on either hi or low voltage and single or three phase.....
Forum: Welding 03-11-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,634
Posted By bunkclimber
xmt350 dud

I had an XMT300CC/CV since 1992, it was a great machine,lasted a good long time and made me money..so it finally went belly up dead,so I bought a used XMT350 CC/CV off an ebay merchant, yes it worked...
Forum: Shop & Safety 03-05-2019, 05:49 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 11,236
Posted By bunkclimber
from the photos it looks like an oil patch load...

from the photos it looks like an oil patch load to me..OK,maybe some red or orange flags on the outside would be better..keep er'in the wind
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 02-27-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 796
Posted By bunkclimber
GM versatrack rear lube

its a hypoid gear set,if the client just wants 30K more from it,put a full synthetic 50W in it and roll..The lubricant does two things-provides a oil cushion between the gears,and provides...
Forum: Machining 02-21-2019, 06:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 716
Posted By bunkclimber
Bridgeport motor controls

most of the "Bridgeports" I see have a cam switch that changes motor speed and direction.(Never seen one that does it with gears,usually a belt on step pullys)-One side of the rotary cam switch is...
Forum: Shop & Safety 02-19-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,376
Posted By bunkclimber
I see lots of old Forney welders at auction...

I see lots of old Forney welders at auction sales,most are so beat up and worn its just trash..
yours could hold some sentimental value as it was your Dad's..
FWIW I'd keep it in the back room if...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 02-19-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,087
Posted By bunkclimber
governor-electronic or mechanical? for all that...

governor-electronic or mechanical? for all that HP it sure doesn't leave much room for the housing/generator mount underneath the intake manifold.
An engine of that size would normally be a SAE#1 or...
Forum: Fabrication 02-08-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 938
Posted By bunkclimber
the Miller Lite in the foreground is unopened and...

the Miller Lite in the foreground is unopened and un-enjoyed..better get to that:D
Forum: Fabrication 01-30-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,051
Posted By bunkclimber
this job will require you to weld whereever...

this job will require you to weld whereever required on the frame. The welding is easy when you have the right equipment,its getting YOU into position to do the job is the challenge..put down...
Forum: Fabrication 01-28-2019, 06:07 AM
Replies: 623
Views: 100,584
Posted By bunkclimber
final grinder

In a sea of machinery grey colored machines,you can easily pick out that tangerine orange and yellow..talk about hi-visibility in the shop-WOW.
Nice Work.
Forum: Fabrication 01-24-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,051
Posted By bunkclimber
bumper to goose and back to bumper

when you cut off the gooseneck,make the cuts under the trailer deck,about 18-24"back from the existing gooseneck uprights,then add the forward a-frame onto the trailer UNDER the deck.The deck frame...
Forum: Welding 01-23-2019, 06:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 857
Posted By bunkclimber
super alloy?

fire up that stick welder and give it a go..let us know how it turns out for you..I'd try to bake the rods first..might be worth the wait...then again you can always scrape the outer flux off and use...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-22-2019, 07:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 493
Posted By bunkclimber
The type F fluid was supposedly an anti-foaming...

The type F fluid was supposedly an anti-foaming ATF fluid..Ford has revised the fluid,I think its up to type F-5 now..many revisions to it over the original type F..I used to buy Wolfs Head type F by...
Forum: Welding 01-22-2019, 07:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,091
Posted By bunkclimber
that CP300 on craigslist you posted the pic of is...

that CP300 on craigslist you posted the pic of is a good deal even if it has issues,the MIG gun on that feeder alone will cost you about $250 or better to replace..If its a Tweco or Bernard mig gun...
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