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Re: Keeping Busy Whilst Self Isolating

Posted: Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:27 am
by Kevin Birch
Bloody hell Grant, you don't mess around :shock: Just make sure the ends are kept in good nick and you'll be ok. You don't want to use the welder to clamp the metal as you're welding, just grip it,use clamps to hold the bits together. When the electrodes just touch, the micro switch should click which sends the current to the electrodes, with the unit switched off you can check this and hear the microswitch operate. You can adjust it by turning the big nut on the end of welder , and you are supposed to wait a minimum of 20 seconds between welds or the ends will melt and flatten. :(
I've got one of thesehttps://www.sitebox.ltd.uk/clarke-spot- ... ke_8133365 to keep the tips sorted.
The diameter of the main electrodes are quite small where they clamp into the unit, which is useful, as when you pick up second hand electrodes they are usually a bigger diameter, so are easy to turn down to fit :D

Good luck and play with it to get an idea, obviously the metal needs to be spotless as it is very high current but little voltage.
I've used mine to spot weld stainless and had a little success with aluminium but obviously this melts really quickly.

Re: Keeping Busy Whilst Self Isolating

Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:48 pm
by jglarkin
Back to work next week :(

Fortunately I’ve done it :D

Pro-flo 4 is up and running. I’ve got to drive it around a bit now to let it fully tune. Maiden voyage is up to London to join in with the Waterloo Classics protest drive about the extension of the congestion charge. I’m sure the mpg will be awful but let’s hope I make it there and back.

I would never have finished it without being ‘stuck at home’.

(I’m missing the Lpg already, it runs the same but it cost twice as much to fill up). :cry:

Re: Keeping Busy Whilst Self Isolating

Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:40 pm
by colin7673
jglarkin wrote:Maiden voyage is up to London to join in with the Waterloo Classics protest drive about the extension of the congestion charge.
I hope you understand that it will not make any difference.. The mayor wants more money to waste.

Politics over.

Re: Keeping Busy Whilst Self Isolating

Posted: Sat Jun 20, 2020 3:37 pm
by Grant
jglarkin wrote:Back to work next week :(

Fortunately I’ve done it :D

Pro-flo 4 is up and running. I’ve got to drive it around a bit now to let it fully tune. Maiden voyage is up to London to join in with the Waterloo Classics protest drive about the extension of the congestion charge. I’m sure the mpg will be awful but let’s hope I make it there and back.

I would never have finished it without being ‘stuck at home’.

(I’m missing the Lpg already, it runs the same but it cost twice as much to fill up). :cry:
Nice One JonBoyMan :P .. You are a clever Ole Sod Jon.. Well done.. Hat's off from me :wink:

Re: Keeping Busy Whilst Self Isolating

Posted: Sat Jun 20, 2020 3:42 pm
by Grant
Here's something from me that I do when I can find time ready to bore you all :P ... >>>
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Re: Keeping Busy Whilst Self Isolating

Posted: Sat Jun 20, 2020 5:40 pm
by colin7673
Grant wrote:Here's something from me that I do when I can find time ready to bore you all :P ... >>>
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlxdkgr2f-w" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Image
Ok Grant need to see it action where's the invite?? I'll bring beer :P :lol:

Re: Keeping Busy Whilst Self Isolating

Posted: Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:26 pm
by jglarkin
colin7673 wrote:
jglarkin wrote:Maiden voyage is up to London to join in with the Waterloo Classics protest drive about the extension of the congestion charge.
I hope you understand that it will not make any difference.. The mayor wants more money to waste.

Politics over.
It was a nice day out but there were far too many cars on the road, all that traffic was just terrible, it really spoilt the event. :shock:

Grant, is that what they mean when they say 'crank up the heat'?

Re: Keeping Busy Whilst Self Isolating

Posted: Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:18 pm
by Grant
Kevin Birch wrote:Bloody hell Grant, you don't mess around :shock: Just make sure the ends are kept in good nick and you'll be ok. You don't want to use the welder to clamp the metal as you're welding, just grip it,use clamps to hold the bits together. When the electrodes just touch, the micro switch should click which sends the current to the electrodes, with the unit switched off you can check this and hear the microswitch operate. You can adjust it by turning the big nut on the end of welder , and you are supposed to wait a minimum of 20 seconds between welds or the ends will melt and flatten. :(
I've got one of thesehttps://www.sitebox.ltd.uk/clarke-spot- ... ke_8133365 to keep the tips sorted.
The diameter of the main electrodes are quite small where they clamp into the unit, which is useful, as when you pick up second hand electrodes they are usually a bigger diameter, so are easy to turn down to fit :D

Good luck and play with it to get an idea, obviously the metal needs to be spotless as it is very high current but little voltage.
I've used mine to spot weld stainless and had a little success with aluminum but obviously this melts really quickly.
Thank you Kev for your invaluable advice Image.. The guy I got it from is a good friend and he was trying to remember how he used it on Ally, but he couldn't remember at the time, he said he thought there was a trick like putting metal between the electrode ends, but then said No.. it would come back to him :lol: but anyway.. I need to sharpen the electrodes as they are flat at the moment, I've had a read up and will let you know Kev how I get on :wink: .. Steady on the way passed the church Kev My Ole Sport :P

Re: Keeping Busy Whilst Self Isolating

Posted: Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:22 pm
by Grant
colin7673 wrote:
Grant wrote:Here's something from me that I do when I can find time ready to bore you all :P ... >>>
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlxdkgr2f-w" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Image
Ok Grant need to see it action where's the invite?? I'll bring beer :P :lol:
:lol: You missed it today Colin and I have only just seen your reply now :cry: .. :wink: .. the best I can is post a picture.. so I just went into the lounge to Lara to email it to me and she has dozed off.. I'll post up a pic tomorrow Colin My Ole Fruit :D :wink:

Re: Keeping Busy Whilst Self Isolating

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:34 am
by Wolfgang
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self isolation is over, my Jensen is back and looking pretty good with the roof cover :D

Re: Keeping Busy Whilst Self Isolating

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:47 am
by Wolfgang
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But just bringing him back another problem occured, engine got too hot due to malfunction of the fan system. So afterwards I checked with the help of the wiring diagram and workshop manual. My system seems to be different as described. The Temp sensor on the left side is not connected, there is also no wiring. Instead of that I'm having a system which seems to be thermopneumatic (never seen before in this function), other sensors I didn't find. Is this really the temp sensor? Which of the 3 relays in the fuse box is the one corresponding to the fans? In my wiring diagram there are no fuses for the fans (but my fuse box has a fuse box)?
Interestingly yesterday working on the fuse box cleaning all the parts with contact spray and grinding them a little bit, then checking afterwards the fans turned on. Being happy I wanted to detect which fuse responsible, took them out, then in again - afterwards malfunction again?
Out of your experience - what is the most probable reason for malfunction?
Thanks a lot for your advise
Wolfgang

Re: Keeping Busy Whilst Self Isolating

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:50 am
by DPP
Flippin heck Grant thats more like a cathedral than a BBQ, no wonder you dont get enough time on your cars with projects like that.

Re: Keeping Busy Whilst Self Isolating

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:11 am
by Fishyboy
Hi Grant
That BBQ is big enough to live in. A little Hobbit house!
Phil

Re: Keeping Busy Whilst Self Isolating

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:55 pm
by Grant
DPP wrote:Flippin heck Grant thats more like a cathedral than a BBQ, no wonder you dont get enough time on your cars with projects like that.
Hello DaveyBoy :P .. Yes I know!! :oops:

Re: Keeping Busy Whilst Self Isolating

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:57 pm
by Grant
Fishyboy wrote:Hi Grant
That BBQ is big enough to live in. A little Hobbit house!
Phil
Strange comment PhilImage.. I do live in it!!, is that not normal? Image