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Old 03-13-2010, 10:39 AM   #741
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Old 03-13-2010, 10:58 AM   #742
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Damn............not even for a price? everyone has a price...lol

even 1.....just one?
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Old 03-14-2010, 12:43 AM   #743
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true every one has a price. but i would charge way more than a focus is worth and it would take a long long time. so im not even considering it. i have been considering a turbo kit for the zetec and duratec. it would be nothing but the kit itself and nothing else and would not be a cheap kit, and wouldnt be built unless some one wanted it. just need to find some friends near by for test/donor cars. but either way that will be a while i need to concentrate on my car till i run out of money. lol
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Old 03-14-2010, 02:14 PM   #744
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you must not do alot of welding than, i have 2 80cubic feet bottles, one ultra mix and one argon- its nice to have both because i can switch out wands and guides and i can mig some aluminum and if im feeling froggy i can stitch myself up some stainless---- nice welder none the less--- i rock a 135 plus lincoln
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is that lincoln the one with the digital dealios on it? I know there's one at the school but I couldn't figure out how to work it. LOL

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Old 03-14-2010, 07:09 PM   #746
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they make a digital one. this one is analog. tapped voltage. i thought about getting the power mig. but decided to get the cheaper mig and spend a little more on a tig later on. we use to use a millermatic at my last job. it could have been a good welder at one time. it was junk though so i cant make a good comparison. the gun and lead was duct tapped together.

i dont do a lot of welding. i weld on my car and that is all. so what ever you see welded on this v8 project is all i do. if i had a shop and used it for every thing i do then spending 200 on a big cylinder would be worth it. but this $50 tank is fine for what i do.
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Old 03-24-2010, 01:05 AM   #747
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an update... not a good one but an update none the less...







ok... no i didnt blow it up. the car has never done any thing but idle... so here is the story.

trying to get the engine to idle good. but it didnt want to idle low very well and it smoked a lot when you revved it.

thought maybe it was the turbo. so i bought a cheap oil restrictor. still smoked.

so i removed the turbo and run open manifolds to check and see if it was the engine. yep still smoked.

pulled the plugs. 1 was oily, 6 were fine, 8th looked brand new.

compression check. cyl with new looking plug was dead, 6 were fine, cyl with oil was low.

put oil in cyl. dead one stayed dead, low one came up. dead one was either valves, hg, or melted piston. low one was rings.

done a leak down on the dead one. all the air came out the valve cover. so the prob was the piston itself.

pulled the heads. dead one had a hole melted dead center. low one looks as if the material from the dead one made its way through the IM into this cyl.

pulled dead and low pistons. the low one has been beaten to the point that the ringlands were compressed onto the rings and the rings couldnt come out. the head was beat up a little, but the iron block and steal valves werent hurt.

i will replace both pistons with used stock pistons, put new rings all through the motor along with a good hone, stock head gaskets, and some new head bolts. throw it back together and see how it works. as well as smooth out the damage that the chunk of alum did to the head.

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Old 03-24-2010, 01:16 AM   #748
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Damn that sucks Tim. Sorry to hear about that. Hope it doesn't end up being too much of a pain for you.
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Old 03-24-2010, 01:20 AM   #749
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oh its already to much of a pain, lmao... it will just be down a lot longer than i thought now. since im using my money i was going to use to finish the car getting the engine running as well as the new welder it is going to be a while

i could have sworn there was another post in there about added weight??? hmm that is weird. oh well.
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Old 03-24-2010, 08:18 AM   #750
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Damn Tim sorry to see that. So you think you bought it that way
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