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  1. Thread: Tig welders

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    Íf you are thinking about tigging alu, be aware...

    Íf you are thinking about tigging alu, be aware that you do need some serious energy once you go above 5 mm or so...
    Just saying...
    Theo
  2. Thread: Side vents

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    See if you can find Araldite to glue the big head...

    See if you can find Araldite to glue the big head to your body (your cars body that is), it has a much better grip to polyester than anything else that I know of...
    BR, Theo
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    Before I stumbled upon my Trigo wheels I looked...

    Before I stumbled upon my Trigo wheels I looked at the Image wheels and planned to make a threaded alu stub on the lathe and thread the dummy spinners all the way through so they would fit the...
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    The low brake fluid level warning normally just...

    The low brake fluid level warning normally just provides an alternative earth to your permanently 12V fed dashboard light. Just wire up from a good earthing point to one of the contacts on the lid,...
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    Hi Paul, I take it is hard to locate the origin...

    Hi Paul, I take it is hard to locate the origin of the squeak, maybe warm up the car and take the belt of, to exclude the water pump, alternator and tensioner. Any change when applying the clutch?...
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    Hi Graham, check if your charge light on the dash...

    Hi Graham, check if your charge light on the dash is still ok, so with engine off and contact on it's lit, it provides the alternator with initial voltage to start charging proces. About the lower...
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    Hi Jon, and welcome. I might be able to help you...

    Hi Jon, and welcome. I might be able to help you with your 'problem' , I'd just need some additional information though.. if you could provide me with:
    - age
    - color of hair/eyes
    - weight
    -...
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    With both brazing and tig welding it is important...

    With both brazing and tig welding it is important to get the surfaces of the material to be really clean. To some extend with tig you can do so with your balance settings, but with brazing it will...
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    Very sorry to hear about your loss, condolences...

    Very sorry to hear about your loss, condolences to you and your family from overseas...
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    Have to agree with tonym, got a call from my...

    Have to agree with tonym, got a call from my brother yesterday, he lives in Bahia, Brasil, and even at their usual temps of around 30° it is now spreading out in the area also....😷
  11. just as not tidying your wiring can lead tova...

    just as not tidying your wiring can lead tova world of pain I suppose, if it is all buggered up and unlogical, I'd bite the bullet and start from scratch.....
    BR, Theo
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    After welding up stainless the welds and the area...

    After welding up stainless the welds and the area influenced by the heat needs to be properly passivated, to maintain the anti corrosion propperties of the material. But even now, you still can, but...
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    You can still find the original (copper) ones. I...

    You can still find the original (copper) ones. I just saw a few under 50$ on evilbay, just look for ford fairlane or -galaxie expansion tank. I had one send over to the Netherlands last year, pretty...
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    Somewhat related: has anyone ever tried reshaping...

    Somewhat related: has anyone ever tried reshaping the lead hammer? I was thinking maybe to form a sheet of metal around the top and have a go with the oxy-acetylene? I know lead fumes not being too...
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    If your drive shaft is up to handling the torque...

    If your drive shaft is up to handling the torque output of a V8, multiplied by the gearbox and again multiplied by the diff, you need not be afraid your inboards will destroy them.... weight transfer...
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    To me, the only legit reason to go outboard disks...

    To me, the only legit reason to go outboard disks is to solve any cooling issues on the rear brakes. Other than that, I think the inboards have advantage in unsprung weight, brake dust on your wheels...
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    Your problem might return when more Amps are...

    Your problem might return when more Amps are flowing, fi with all lights on or during cranking. Your investigation, wiggling, dismounting, remounting etc could have solved the issue for now, but I...
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    Jon, it might help us if you could post some pics...

    Jon, it might help us if you could post some pics of the starter and its terminals, and maybe of the main cables in general if you can...

    BR, Theo
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    Impressed with general state of the works, maybe...

    Impressed with general state of the works, maybe thats why the weld on the square pipe caught my attention, it seems like not enough Amps were applied? Not sure what its function is, maybe something...
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    Not common, but they can. But first test if your...

    Not common, but they can. But first test if your fuses still have power supplied to them, do you have access to a multimeter? (It can be done with a 12v lamp with wires attached as said before)
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    If you find 12v on the battery terminals...

    If you find 12v on the battery terminals themselves, first thing is to make sure there is no corrosion between them and the clamps by cross measuring. So from - terminal to + clamp and vice versa....
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    Not sure why someone would start this discussion...

    Not sure why someone would start this discussion over here. If you have a problem, work it out. I have dealed with John in the past and think he is a fair guy. Haven't read a negative comment about...
  23. Like in the old days when they presumably took a...

    Like in the old days when they presumably took a carb to fit the proper size turkey-pan...
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    Even if it wouldn't be mandatory, I'd still be...

    Even if it wouldn't be mandatory, I'd still be mounting one, as the trouble to do so doesn't compare to the possible consequences if you dont. Let alone the fearsome thought of a shortcircuit as a...
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    Not sure I understand correctly Barry, so you...

    Not sure I understand correctly Barry, so you apply brake pressure and then close the solenoid so both front wheel brakes stay locked? If so, is the solenoid closed under power or kept open under...
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