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#1 Ryan313 OFFLINE  

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Posted May 31, 2013 - 05:18 PM

A few weeks ago, my uncle Kevin said he had an engine driven stick welder for me! He said that the engine block has a hole in it; he said his brother got it 15 years ago for a project. Then, he passed away in a motorcycle accident and nothing was ever done with it.

 

When my uncle, cousin, and I went to a show in CT, we stopped so I could see the welder, it was on the way. It is a Lincoln weldanpower 150 with a briggs engine, the engine is completely taken apart, and the rest was just sitting on the cart with the covers off.

 

Since the block only holds oil, and it is cast aluminum, I am going to bring it into welding class and weld in another piece of aluminum. Since there are only 6 more days left, I called my uncle today to see if I could get at least the engine block this weekend so I could take it in and weld it. He is not sure when he is working but he said we can get it Saturday or Sunday; it is a 30 minute drive from his house, and he is 50-55 minutes away from me.

 

I am not sure what else it needs, other then leads. I will update you guys as I know more!


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Posted May 31, 2013 - 06:15 PM

They are a nice little machine. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted May 31, 2013 - 07:11 PM

Many have been welded.

 

The one thing I am positive you need are lots of

 

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Posted May 31, 2013 - 07:31 PM

For a second there, I was thinking that if you where quick enough, you

could weld that hole shut in the motor, while it was running, using the

new welder. :smilewink:

 

You'd have to make a video, if you do that. :thumbs:


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Posted May 31, 2013 - 08:45 PM

Good find, good news and looking forward to seeing the ryan313 mobile welding van someday.
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Posted May 31, 2013 - 08:58 PM

If the engine is still connected to the generator, then it'll be a bit of work getting all apart.  I have a Weldanpower 150 myself, but mine has a K301 Kohler.  Great AC welders, and decent AC power generators as well.


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Posted May 31, 2013 - 09:00 PM

Here's you the manual for your new welder/generator Ryan.

 

 

Attached File  Lincoln Welder Manual.pdf   953.13KB   19 downloads


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Posted May 31, 2013 - 09:15 PM

Thanks everybody!

Daniel, the engine is already out. Are you sure it is an AC welder? I thought it was DC?

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Posted May 31, 2013 - 10:01 PM

Look at the manual & you can see it came in 2 models, one like mine is AC only, while the other style is AC/DC.  Wish mine was the dual type.  Maybe yours is AC/DC, as that would be a plus.


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Posted May 31, 2013 - 10:05 PM

Look at the manual & you can see it came in 2 models, one like mine is AC only, while the other style is AC/DC. Wish mine was the dual type. Maybe yours is AC/DC, as that would be a plus.


I looked on google and saw the lever that changes polarities, I don't think the one I am getting has that. The reason I ask is because my Uncle kept saying it was DC, and the posts for the leads where labeled "work" and "electrode" and it should not matter in AC welding which is which. I think the one I am getting is only AC, but not sure just yet, still hoping it is DC also.

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Posted June 01, 2013 - 05:28 AM

All welders are AC, to make them DC, they add a rectifier.
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Posted June 01, 2013 - 06:39 AM

...the posts for the leads where labeled "work" and "electrode" and it should not matter in AC welding which is which...

While that is true, they electrodes are still labeled. I have an old Forney A/C welder and the leads are marked "electrode" and "ground".


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Posted June 03, 2013 - 03:22 PM

All welders are AC, to make them DC, they add a rectifier.


I know that is true for conventional powered welder. I know that either a generator or alternator can produce only AC, and the other can produce AC or DC. I thought that maybe it was an alternator, even though it is called a generator.

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Posted June 03, 2013 - 03:29 PM

Yesterday I went and got the engine, last night I tore it down and then I took it to welding class today.

I am going to fix the hole in the block, but I am not sure if I am actually going to use this engine or not. I would much rather put a kohler onto it. I have a couple spare K series engines; although, none of them have the tapered crank that I would need. Other then generators, what else might have a tapered crank?

I will post pictures when I get home.

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Posted June 03, 2013 - 04:13 PM

Here are the long awaited pictures.

 

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This was the repair on the hole in the block.

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My phone died before I was able to get pictures of the block torn down, and of the hole. Then this morning I just plum forgot.






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