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Old 16th June 2010, 02:37 PM
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Well got the garage ready to go! and build table is at last dead flat!


(sorry about the bad photoshop)

So i guess at last i can start my build. I will be using the RB25DET out of my written off my Nissan Stagea (skyline estate) and using a sierra donor for all the parts i need. I hope the 7" difs can take the torque of the engine. Will need to use the stock one for the IVA but if i find problems i can allways swap around later.
I will be doing a small extention on the front to move the suspension/rack forward and to make more space inside the engine bay area. Will have to get a free cad program from somewhere and make my chassis design in it.
Anyhow not much more to say about atm but i will keep this updated as i do the build.
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Old 16th June 2010, 03:10 PM
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Hello Alex, all the best with your build, but I think you should look for a bigger & better equipped workshop mate!


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Old 16th June 2010, 04:24 PM
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Haha alot of saving to get all that lot but kinda handy to have the gear when needed.
Not used the tig for a while still getting it all setup but just did this. Just a bit of practice work any tig welders able to give me any tips? trying to work out how to finish the weld off and look nice this one looks a big crap at the end.


EDIT: whops i made the image size was massive lol

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Old 16th June 2010, 06:49 PM
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does the tig have down ramp control? that can help the crappy end you get on your run

loads of tigs have diffrent settings and knobs understanding what thay do realy helps

id be using a 2.4mm tungsen very pointed, 1.6 filler, around 50amps dc and 25 crator/base if you have it, pulse off if you have it, hf start on if you have it
1 sec pre gas
2 sec post gas

keep the torch travel constent with around 1.5 mm gap and dip/drag the filler onto the edge of the shiny pool to cool it keeping the bead uniform in with
as the work pice heats up you just go a bit quicker

not as easy as it sounds
a steady hand makes light work in the tig world

i realy miss tig welding

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Old 16th June 2010, 11:32 PM
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Can I just say.......

Chuffin nora! I WANT that workspace!!!!!!!

Good luck with the build, can't wait to see this one finished
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Old 17th June 2010, 09:01 AM
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Nice build area, looks like you spent a few bob down your local Machine Mart too!

That's the first build area I have seen that has a PC with the haynes forum up, so you can ask questions whilst actually doing the work - fantastic!

Look forward to seeing this build progress!
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Wholly inadequate Alex workshop, still need more gear - dont see a lathe in there (bet its behind the camera)........

Only jesting of course, all the best with your build....AndyH
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Old 17th June 2010, 10:28 AM
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No lathe atm But the frame at the back is to encase my milling machine thats being converted to cnc atm. Should be getting my electonics from the states today woooo! loads more work rofl. Will be adding a 4th axis in the future so will be able to do lathe type stuff.

Thanks for the tips Baz i only have 2.4mm rods atm, gas is allready set to 1&2sec. pulse is off atm and i was doing that at around 70amps so will bring it down and try again. Just got to practice i guess

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Old 17th June 2010, 11:34 AM
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Nice workshop

What are you doing with the mill? I've go a 3axis (must finish the 4th) CNC mill. Was a manual machine I retrofitted ball screws to hooked up to some stepper drivers and running Mach3. I've also got a Denford Starturn CNC lathe I retrofitted to modern electronics and that again runs Mach3. Love my toys
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Old 17th June 2010, 12:00 PM
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Sweet just going to be doing some small bits to start with. May make some stuff for eBay when I can make stuff good enough. I'm using a x3 small mill ATM. Will post more info when I get back.
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