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Old School homemade welder build


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Old 02-10-2012, 11:34:45 PM
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That is awsome. I'd love to get my hands on one of those aircraft generators. My 2nd cousin built one about a decade ago, and it was really great. There's a lot of off roaders building units using high output alternators ("welderators") but I don't think they'd be near as good.
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Pulled her all apart and painted the frame today.





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what a pain in the butt to tune this carb. At first I was not getting any fuel because my float was not set properly, then I set it accordingly as told by a book and it was getting tooooo much gas. Then finally I found some correct info on how to set it, the carb has a sight glass on the side and actually has a little dot etched in it, IT ABSOLUTELY HAS TO BE WITHIN 2MM - or + of the dot or it will run like crap, so finally got that to the right level after pulling the bugger apart another 3 times. Then it would only run if you pumped the throttle, this told me that the main jet had an obstruction in it, blew it out, then it ran ok, then started getting shitty AGAIN. Then finally it would not run. So Today at work, I pulled the jet and cleaned it again and blew compressed air into it.....now it runs like a top! Also stayed after work and did some more wiring on it and painted my fuel tank.

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Painted my fuel tank yesterday. Intalled it and my $10 muffler I got from a friend today. Sounds nice, and a lot quieter. Will get a video of it running tomorrow.




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That's nice - and I bet fun too. Are you going to use Locktite instead of lock washers on those flywheel bolts? You can get a lot of negative comments about the washers, especially in a safety situation.
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