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Re: MX-5 NC with RX-8 231 Engine
« Reply #915 on: September 13, 2019, 09:50:14 PM »
I'm used to mma pipe welding. Mig is in theory easier but I find it harder

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Re: MX-5 NC with RX-8 231 Engine
« Reply #916 on: September 13, 2019, 10:02:27 PM »
Looks flatter without cutting the parent steel.
Whenever I’ve taught anyone to mig weld at work, I’ve always stressed that setting up the machine right and getting comfortable in position is about 80% of a good weld.
Pulling the trigger and laying it down is the easy bit if the first 2 are right


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Re: MX-5 NC with RX-8 231 Engine
« Reply #917 on: September 14, 2019, 09:09:47 PM »
Boom

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Re: MX-5 NC with RX-8 231 Engine
« Reply #918 on: September 14, 2019, 10:09:50 PM »
Bit smokey in the garage!
I've created a monster

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Re: MX-5 NC with RX-8 231 Engine
« Reply #919 on: September 14, 2019, 11:27:39 PM »
Boom

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Re: MX-5 NC with RX-8 231 Engine
« Reply #920 on: September 15, 2019, 06:03:33 AM »
Ahhhh the old Clarke hobby welder.

You've stripped that back to its racing weight haven't you? Lol. No wheels or rubber handle.

Ive still got mine after 20+ years. It's done some work, never been serviced as such. Brilliant tool for the money.

Comes in handy when I don't want to lug the big one about  :13:
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Re: MX-5 NC with RX-8 231 Engine
« Reply #921 on: September 15, 2019, 09:55:52 AM »
Ahhhh the old Clarke hobby welder.

You've stripped that back to its racing weight haven't you? Lol. No wheels or rubber handle.

Ive still got mine after 20+ years. It's done some work, never been serviced as such. Brilliant tool for the money.

Comes in handy when I don't want to lug the big one about  :13:
Borrowed it off of a mate of mine. The daughter knocked the bottle over and properly fudged one of the gauges..... Little turd

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Re: MX-5 NC with RX-8 231 Engine
« Reply #922 on: September 15, 2019, 10:08:13 AM »
Lol ah the joys of parenting

could have been worse, could have a pressurised gas bottle flying around from a snapped off gauge..........
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Re: MX-5 NC with RX-8 231 Engine
« Reply #923 on: September 15, 2019, 02:26:58 PM »
All back together. Not happy with the gasket arrangement

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Re: MX-5 NC with RX-8 231 Engine
« Reply #924 on: September 15, 2019, 02:29:23 PM »
Does it blow?
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Re: MX-5 NC with RX-8 231 Engine
« Reply #925 on: September 15, 2019, 02:30:14 PM »
Got to wait for the family to wake up first.....

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Re: MX-5 NC with RX-8 231 Engine
« Reply #926 on: September 15, 2019, 02:33:50 PM »
Lots of clearance every where and it's sitting  straight

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Re: MX-5 NC with RX-8 231 Engine
« Reply #927 on: September 15, 2019, 02:38:46 PM »
Tail pipes should sit nicely. I wanted to get them away from underneath the car to reduce drone

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Re: MX-5 NC with RX-8 231 Engine
« Reply #928 on: September 15, 2019, 03:50:06 PM »
Ugh trying to upload a vid but file is too large

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Re: MX-5 NC with RX-8 231 Engine
« Reply #929 on: September 15, 2019, 03:57:20 PM »
The seal actually worked. I'm amazed

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