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Posted January 15, 2017 - 10:58 AM

Eric, the drag link is surely solid metal, so possibly you could simply cut off the bad ends, then thread the ends to accept screw on ball joints. Keep in mind it'll need to be the exact same length when finished.

I haven't looked at it closely yet but was hoping it was a solid piece. Drilling and tapping it would not be an issue. Most I've done to it was shaking with my hand. I have some heim joints in my bolt bin leftover from some old car/truck builds. Those might be the ticket.

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Posted January 15, 2017 - 02:01 PM

Heim joints would be better than the ball sockets anyway.  


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Posted January 15, 2017 - 11:30 PM

Going to attempt to solve my air cleaner problem. I want to keep the factory look. I used a Dremel to cut the bottom out of a Nikki square housing. Going to do the same to the DD housing and weld the Nikki in. I can keep the factory shrouds on with the new carb. Wish me luck.
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Posted January 16, 2017 - 06:26 PM

Do you have enough Double D carbs on hand.  :poke:  :worshippy1:


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Posted January 16, 2017 - 06:31 PM

Do you have enough Double D carbs on hand. :poke: :worshippy1:

I have almost as many Nikkis too a haha. Trying to corner the market.

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Posted January 17, 2017 - 10:12 PM

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I'm hesitant to show the welder job here. This was with a 1/16" rod at 40 amps. Could only let it pool then back off. Then strike arc to pool then back off. Anymore and it blew holes threw. 40 amps is the lowest my welder would go. Probably not the best metal used in this housing. None the less, I think the assembled result works. Nikki carb tucked away nice and neat under there. Full function of the breather tube and tube from the shroud.
Don't judge me haha.

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Posted January 18, 2017 - 07:16 AM

That's where a mig works good! Not sure if I could even arc weld again!


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Posted January 18, 2017 - 07:20 AM

That's where a mig works good! Not sure if I could even arc weld again!

I'd thought of getting a small mig. Just haven't pulled the trigger yet. There's a few more shop tools I'm wanting to add and that's one of them. Just for better ability to do bodywork.

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Posted January 18, 2017 - 07:36 AM

I love mine. I do use the gas with it. Makes a nice clean weld with no slag to clean up.


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Posted January 18, 2017 - 08:16 AM

I'd thought of getting a small mig. Just haven't pulled the trigger yet. There's a few more shop tools I'm wanting to add and that's one of them. Just for better ability to do bodywork.

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If ya get one, make sure you get one with gas that can go down to .23-.25 wire....if you plan to weld any sheet metal. I have a cheapo HF mig 90 flux, it is to hot to do much thin metal.


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Posted January 18, 2017 - 09:18 AM

Mine is a Hobart 140. Does real well with sheet metal. I use it all the time. I've welded thin sheet metal all the way up to 5/8" thick with it. Need to bevel the thick stuff and fill that.


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Posted January 18, 2017 - 09:23 AM

I really like my Lincoln arc. I'll mainly just need something for thin stuff. Are there any decent 110 boxes out there?

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Posted January 18, 2017 - 09:28 AM

The Hobart 140 is a 110 unit.


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Posted January 18, 2017 - 11:50 AM

I have a Miller 211 and it does a great job on Thin metals and will weld up to 1/4" in one pass.


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Posted January 20, 2017 - 08:54 PM

I've since pulled the wheels to mount the ag tires. Of course as with everything else, I can't get the tire beads to break. No problems dismounting the ags. Then again, these turfs did come off the Massey so clearly I must earn it haha. I'm gonna head to the shop in a bit and give it one more try. Pics will follow soon.
What's the general consensus on added weight? I'm planning a 100lbs wheel weights, 80lbs fluid, and another 175 lbs. or so hanging somewhere. Probably on the 3 point. Think that's good?

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