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Today 10JULY13, I did a few things. I got a new sign for my shop entrance.





I used my mobile abrasive cut center. I repurposed a $10 yard sale school media cart. It has plugs and a cord, and I can roll it outside when the weather allows, to keep all the grit out of the shop.





Despite being a decent welder for over 10 years, I took a MIG welding class at Lincoln electric about 2 years ago. I purchased a big MIG welder direct thru them at dealer cost. The welder sat unused until today. I needed to repair a gas pedal on my son’s go-kart and I haven’t MIG welded in two years. I wanted to run a few beads before I started the repair. I got the setting off on the first bead, but this is bead #2. Not perfect but I think pretty dam good for a second bead after two years away from welding.





As paranoid as I am about fire now I can’t believe I actually set something on fire! My welding area is not set up yet but this is inexcusable.





Nice post Fflintsone

As a relative newbie to Mig welding, (less than a year), could you recommend a good online supplier of mig wire?
I'm using 1mm in the garage.

MY local supplier is over an hour drive away. 

Cheers, Chase.
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Homemade or improvised / DIY "TDC" Finder from Scrap
« Last post by AaronTycle on September 09, 2017, 10:17:31 PM »
Looks good to me.  Those are some great looking woods. Do you have a shot of the side with the micarta in the middle?
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Motorcycles / Firefighting Bikes
« Last post by AaronTycle on September 09, 2017, 07:14:44 PM »
To date the whole Rossi Collection and about 60 World Super Bikes, British Super Bikes. 500cc World Championship Bikes and MotoGP with four historic motorcycles
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Restorations / Mastercool Hose Crimping set up
« Last post by AaronTycle on September 09, 2017, 12:10:52 PM »
Youve hit the jackpot, a set as complete as that are as rare as rocky horse droppings, the one we had was 6or 12 volt cant quite remember, well done.
Bob.
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Restorations / Re: Starting the final assembly on the E-Type - updated 3-1
« Last post by goodfellow on August 30, 2017, 03:27:39 PM »
Nope -- had a few BIG house expenses (new roof), and had to rebuild my daughter's car after an accident. That put a crimp in the Jag budget. Will get back on it in September when the garage/tool account is replenished to where I can get new parts. 
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Restorations / Re: Starting the final assembly on the E-Type - updated 3-1
« Last post by fflintstone on August 30, 2017, 02:18:47 PM »
Any updates? saw a jags at Woodward dream cruise.
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This was the seat replacement we did today.
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One of my calipers was sticking so I just upgraded to a powerstop set up.
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this is what the factory riser looks like
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I have been doing little stuff to just about every vehicle except getting the Corvette back on the road... :(

I have to fab some brackets to put the new to me Corbeu seats in the jeep.
I will take pictures but I mocked up this in solidworks to make the fab easier. what is not shown are the chunks of angle to bolt to the studs on the seat riser. 
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