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Old 01-02-2019, 02:48 PM
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I'd rather it be a full week, the short week is what ***** with me. That and an accounting department that thinks they run the company...
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Old 01-02-2019, 02:55 PM
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I mostly finished my car, just need to add the correct amount of trans fluid, install fuse box, install wheels, bumper and such and I'll be done
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I mostly finished my car, just need to add the correct amount of trans fluid, install fuse box, install wheels, bumper and such and I'll be done
I mostly finished but I have to put everything back is what you just said
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Old 01-02-2019, 02:58 PM
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I mostly finished my car, just need to add the correct amount of trans fluid, install fuse box, install wheels, bumper and such and I'll be done
You could get that done in an evening.
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Havent touched mine in a minute. I need my own personal JD.
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Originally Posted by jdbaugh1 View Post
You could get that done in an evening.
yup that's why I say I'm mostly done
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Want me to come install some faulty components to keep things interesting?
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yup that's why I say I'm mostly done
When I'm at that point I start procrastinating to delay first startup after rebuild. First startup always gives me anxiety
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Old 01-02-2019, 03:08 PM
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Want me to come install some faulty components to keep things interesting?
By all means
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Anyone make any project progress over the break? I'm at a standstill on mine. Waiting to see if clutchmasters is going to warranty anything. Contacted Exedy about flywheel and they told me they are sure it is good and to contact Clutchmasters about clutch. Warranty cams from ZZP should arrive here tomorrow.
I made some progress, which I noted in my thread. My welder friend came over so that I could finish the frame welds I wanted. I did that and scotch-brited to prep for paint but realized I forgot to weld two lugs for the back brace. Rather than inconvenience my friend again I bought a welder on amazon. It should arrive Friday but the mask won't arrive till Monday so I can work again then. Hopefully it makes decent welds. Some reviews made some nice-looking welds, so I'm sure I'll be the only reason they aren't any good.
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Old 01-02-2019, 03:21 PM
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By all means
I still don't know wtf was the deal with my clutch.
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Old 01-02-2019, 03:23 PM
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They gonna come back and tell you, "oUr CluTch WaS pErFeCt, it mUsT bE iNsTaLleR eRrOr."
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Old 01-02-2019, 03:24 PM
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Originally Posted by exninja View Post
I made some progress, which I noted in my thread. My welder friend came over so that I could finish the frame welds I wanted. I did that and scotch-brited to prep for paint but realized I forgot to weld two lugs for the back brace. Rather than inconvenience my friend again I bought a welder on amazon. It should arrive Friday but the mask won't arrive till Monday so I can work again then. Hopefully it makes decent welds. Some reviews made some nice-looking welds, so I'm sure I'll be the only reason they aren't any good.
I'm guessing you plan on just using flux core wire as you didn't say anything about shielding gas? Hard to get very good looking welds with flux core. My welder is capable of using gas but I have never set it up because I just use the welder here an there without concern for how the welds end up looking.
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Flux core can look decent but you gotta have skillz. I dont have skillz.
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Originally Posted by jdbaugh1 View Post
I'm guessing you plan on just using flux core wire as you didn't say anything about shielding gas? Hard to get very good looking welds with flux core. My welder is capable of using gas but I have never set it up because I just use the welder here an there without concern for how the welds end up looking.
Yes and I'm building on a budget. I'll be practicing plenty before I touch the frame.
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Originally Posted by Slowbalt2000 View Post
They gonna come back and tell you, "oUr CluTch WaS pErFeCt, it mUsT bE iNsTaLleR eRrOr."
If they would at least humor me and inspect it I would be happy. I can't come up with any ideas of how install error could have led to the result I experienced. I inspected trans all the way around to make sure it was mated tightly to the block and I'm not missing any locators so I don't see how any misalignment could be to blame. I think something is off with the pressure plate causing it to not apply even pressure all the way around on the clutch.

I've sent them email and they responded back asking for pictures and order invoice. I sent those to them on Dec 26th and haven't heard anything out of them since.

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Originally Posted by Slowbalt2000 View Post
Flux core can look decent but you gotta have skillz. I dont have skillz.
Me neither. It's much harder than MIG anyway to make a good looking weld.
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I prefer stick over flux core, can get much better welds on stick. You just have to practice cracking and holding the arc while making runs. A good stick weld can look and penetrate better than mig.
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When I'm at that point I start procrastinating to delay first startup after rebuild. First startup always gives me anxiety
that's the way I feel right now lol but the plan is to do the transmission stuff and fuse box. Start the car and hope it moves then once everything is good put the bumper
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Old 01-02-2019, 03:39 PM
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I prefer stick over flux core, can get much better welds on stick. You just have to practice cracking and holding the arc while making runs. A good stick weld can look and penetrate better than mig.
What thickness metal are you welding though? I might just not be setting up welder but I find it much easier to weld thinner metals with the wire welder.
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That reminds me, Im supposed to be taking a welding class here soon.
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Old 01-02-2019, 04:18 PM
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Originally Posted by jdbaugh1 View Post
What thickness metal are you welding though? I might just not be setting up welder but I find it much easier to weld thinner metals with the wire welder.
Ive done a lot of 1/4th to 1/8th steel and some 3/32nd to 1/16th, its true mig can weld easier on 3/32nd and thinner metals without blowout since you can lower the heat adjust the feed and go slower/faster depending on the alloy. When you get down below 1/8th on stick you have to get a lil creative sometimes like de fluxing a rod and setting it in the line as filler or having a backplate to disperse extra heat so the metal doesn't melt out.
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This talk about welding makes me wanna get my shop done faster and get my machines set up. I need to practice tig really bad. I imagine my stick skills are not up to par anymore either, been spoiled by the mig at work.
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I want a shop. My garage is crowded and I don't even have a bench grinder
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