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Discussion in 'Modular Conversion Photos and Videos' started by vettn71, Sep 25, 2016.

  1. cpearson1342

    cpearson1342 Well-Known Member

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    I have the Eastwood Mig 250 and I love it, I've had no problems with it so far with quite a lot of welding. I agree that it definitely is sometimes difficult to close up holes, but you just need to get the proper setting and be very careful with it. Are you using .023" wire or using .030"? You can also always get a welding spoon to put behind your welds so it doesn't burn through. As for the spatting, I would make sure you have it the proper distance away from the work piece, the tip is good, not elongated or anything, make sure your ground is relatively close and also make sure everything is hooked up properly on the welder. I looked at mine one time and the turn connector was almost coming out, so just double check everything. I haven't tried mine with stud welding yet, but I don't have any problem welding on top of sheet metal with it, and I have the larger amp version so I can't see as yours would be too hot. Maybe your spool speed is too low, causing it to keep getting hot, getting a bit of burn back, and then repeating.
     
  2. vettn71

    vettn71 Active Member

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    Thanks, Bill. My ground connection may have been too far from the weld site. I was welding at the firewall and the ground was at the quarter window area. I'm using 0.23" wire that came with the Eastwood welder. I was using the chart on the welder as a starting point, but the results were so poor I couldn't get close to what the settings should be. Is the firewall 18g or 20g? That would make a difference in the settings, also

    Thanks for the help

    Jim
     
  3. cpearson1342

    cpearson1342 Well-Known Member

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    Just so you know my name is Chris, not Bill. Bill's username is Bill lol, no worries though
     
  4. vettn71

    vettn71 Active Member

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    Sorry, Chris. Never said I was smart

    :0)

    Jim
     
  5. cpearson1342

    cpearson1342 Well-Known Member

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    Not a problem, anyway I have never really had a problem with the ground being too far away, but it does happen. I'm not sure the thickness of the firewall, I had two of them sitting in my driveway just a few months ago, but got rid of them recently. I would try lowest heat setting and a little higher on the wire speed and see if it makes a difference.
     
  6. Bill

    Bill Well-Known Member Staff Member Donator

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    Are you using a flux core wire?
     
  7. vettn71

    vettn71 Active Member

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    [​IMG]

    Finally got the image of the bearing plate to paste into this thread. Photobucket can be such a pain.

    Any comments? Any thing look wonky? It's difficult to determine if it's in the exact location it needs to be in, but I want it right before I paint. That piece hanging off the front of the bearing plate is the back half of a hydroboost unit. I got that from the JR when I got the bearing plate

    TIA
    Jim
     
  8. Speedtospare

    Speedtospare Well-Known Member

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    Is this the picture you wanted? You moved the picture so the above cannot be seen.

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  9. vettn71

    vettn71 Active Member

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    I'll bet I killed half the photos in this thread. I apologize to anyone following this. I must have my azz hat on today

    Jim
     
  10. Speedtospare

    Speedtospare Well-Known Member

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    I did the same thing. Guess is pay to be organized from the start lol
     
  11. vettn71

    vettn71 Active Member

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    I'm organized until I do something impulsive. :0). Has anyone measured from the top edge and bottom edge to the inner fender? The 96 I have has a different shape to the engine compartment, so it's not much help. I'd hate to paint this thing, only to find out I'm off by a couple inches. Doesn't look like it, but ....

    TIA
    Jim
     
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    Jim, I admire the big hairy pair you must have to undertake this.

    Bill, I'm sure Chris is impressed by you as well.
     
  13. vettn71

    vettn71 Active Member

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    We all have hairy pairs. Can someone get a measurement from the bearing plate to the left fender well. I'd like to know this is positioned about where it needs to be

    TIA

    Jim
     

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