For those that offered advice on my initial, not enough heat to penetrate thread, thanks for the help.
I was able to swap my Lincoln 180 for another machine, which is working good. The only issue I have now is with the total inexperienced operator.
Once I got it hooked up, I wasted no time in messing around, I wanted to be sure it was the machine and not anything else. I went straight back to my discolored, unpenatrated quarter and burned in a quick hole to be sure I was good,....success.
I then laid down a bunch of tacks all over the quarter, wanting to see how the different speed / heat affected the tacks. I still don't have any info down, but the tacks ranged from flat, nippled, cut in half and other oddly shaped results.
Like everything, there's a lot to learn.
The first project is to cut my 2 x 1/8 square tube rotisserie down to a moveable cart, so I'll need to weld four 2 x 1/8 vertical braces to the existing horizontal base.
Then I'll be tacking in a new narrowed rear frame (back half), frame connectors, 14 point roll cage, 1/8" rocker supports, and bracing from the frame connectors to the rockers. Tacking on, certified welding to finish.
Help me out here:
What tour 75/25 flow settin?
What replacement .025 wire spool do you buy?
How thick is original and replacement quarter sheet metal?
Anyone use a tack nozzle for consistent tacks?
Wife,........."You drove how far for that thing?"
Daughter,..."Theres no inside and it stinks."
Friend,......."Dude, thats a rusted piece of sheet."
Son,.........."This old car is cool."
USMC Security Forces, Kamiseya Japan, 0311
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