SIDEBOLT

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The brake wheel cylinders that I ordered just last week arrived. Actually came on Tuesday but I was out when the courier visited, so had to go and pick them up today. Really impressed with the speedy delivery :thumbsup:



I didn't notice until I uploaded the photo how I placed it on the invoice... right over the “MADE IN U.S.A” so only MAD is showing. Is it trying to tell me something o_O

Glen.
Glen, that's "mad" in a kind of crazy, zany, way if I know a little about you from your posts! ;)
 
Glen, that's "mad" in a kind of crazy, zany, way if I know a little about you from your posts! ;)
Umm... thanks o_O I'll take that as the compliment it is. :)

:whistle:

So, I did a bit more on the fork today. Got it tack welded together and placed it on the wheel to evaluate how I'll mount it...



I then got some steel and made this mount...



It'll attach to the backing plate like so...



The fork will attach to the mount thusly...



It'll have extra gusseting and whatnot for strength.

Also, I've decided not to go with bare metal, for three reasons...
  1. I'm quite lazy and it's hard work. :blush:
  2. My flatmate mentioned how noisy I was being, not complaining, just saying. I was already aware of the noise because it was getting to me too and giving me a headache. I also became concerned for my neighbours peaceful enjoyment :angelic:
  3. My epicondylitis is giving me gyp. :cry:
  4. It was always my intention to paint it to match the wheels, so since I had to compromise on my preferred steel, I'll stick with the original colour plan. :cool:
Okay, I know I said three reasons. Consider number 4 a bonus reason.

Glen.
 
Looks better Glen, but I think you need more heat still! What size rods are you using? It might help to go down a size if your machine cant put out more amps...

Luke.
don't get discouraged on the welding.. it just takes a little practice. try and find some scraps to practice with and as Luke said, turn the amps up or drop down a rod size and try and keep your arc length about the same distance as the rod core diameter.
The welder I have is one of these...



http://repcoequipment.businesscatalyst.com/welding/mech-pro-100amp-gasless-mig-welder

It just has a Max and Min setting and a wire feed speed control.

I might continue, but I'm kind of over it now. I loose interest in things real quick at the best of times, so when things go wrong... it's even quicker.

We'll see.

Glen.
 

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I have one of those hi/low welders,I don't really like mine either. There's a certain sense of satisfaction in doing things yourself,but if all else fails I don't think there's anything in the rules about having someone else do that weld
 
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The welder I have is one of these...



http://repcoequipment.businesscatalyst.com/welding/mech-pro-100amp-gasless-mig-welder

It just has a Max and Min setting and a wire feed speed control.

I might continue, but I'm kind of over it now. I loose interest in things real quick at the best of times, so when things go wrong... it's even quicker.

We'll see.

Glen.

OK.. Turn it to high and think of it like putting down a row of spot welds one after the other without giving it time to cool.. kind of a 1 second move a 1/8 inch , 1 second move an 1/8th, 1 second.... a little practice with some scrap metal goes a long way with one of those.
and if the wire is trying to burn into a little ball on the end you have to turn the feed speed up or back off the work piece a little.. if the speeds too high it will push out too much wire.. try and keep the tip no more than an inch from what your shooting at.

Also clean metal is key.. scrub it good with a wire brush before you go at it..

you'll get it!!