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Can you weld in sub zero temps?

Discussion in 'Shop Talk' started by emmett518, Jan 26, 2022.

  1. 1693TA

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    Not a bad machine at all and very reliable if kept under cover. Only thing the really high amperage machines get you is extended time and capability air arcing, but plasma is digging into the market pretty good if one has the power supply for it. I still do quite a bit of air arcing because my Hypertherm PM-105 requires more than my 15kw genset can deliver to operate efficiently.
     
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    The weed burner is your friend in cold temperatures and torpedo heaters.
     
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    The compressor does sandblast very well. Subdivision sign to refurbish:

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    Spot blasting for the severe pitted surface. Originally powder coated so strips very slowly as the grip is tenacious:

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    Cleaned off completely:

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    Final paint work with 40% gloss face:

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    Still awaiting some supplies to blast the plasma cut lettering clean to refinish in high gloss gold.
     
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    This thread seems to have evolved into a welder thread. If that offends anyone I apologize.
    I have the chance to buy a Hobart, I'll get a picture. It is powered by a 3 liter inline OHV 6, said to be common in Ford Mavericks in the early sixties. Seller says it runs fine but has no battery at present. It does not produce power. Is it worth having?
    I'd guess it hasn't seen use in a while & has been stored outside.
     
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    JD955SC said
    The little 110 volt migs are good for welding small non load bearing brackets on or thin sheet metal not for heavy duty stuff.

    Hey, if you need to weld something in the kitchen or bathroom they're great.

    Joe H
     
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    Probably a G-250 and they were good machines. Very common in the 70's with that 200ci Ford engine.
     
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    Nameplate says 300 Amps
     
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    That would have a 300ci Ford engine. Still a very good machine and simple with rudimentary electronics.

    1970 was the first year for the Maverick and what a POS it was.
     
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    Gee, I'm sure my grandmother drove a Maverick pre 1970. I had heard the 1964 Mustang was a different body on a Maverick.
    I'm now profoundly confused! We had an old lady neighbor I was sure drove her ugly old rust bucket Maverick from 1965 to 1980.
    We had a 300 in a full sized 1976 van. It was a functional engine. 300 is near 5 liters. I understood this to be a 3 liter. To my eye, this is a smaller physically engine.
     
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    Now you have me doubting what I thought I knew. I'll update.
     
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    One of the first cars I repaired for hire as a much younger lad was a two year old Maverick "Grabber" with the front end knocked out of it and the oil pan peeled open. 302V8, and Ford four speed trans with 9" Ford drive axle. Fast SOB but the front ends didn't hold up so well and this one collapsed as the driver was running from the cops.