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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by bwalsh, Jun 28, 2019.
Nice unit, at 5 times the cost of my Eastwood. You do not go in halfway!
All or nothing!
I had two friends offer to let me use their mig welders. I declined because I don't know when I may have time to work on the van, I don't want to hold onto their welder forever and don't want to drive to their house to pick it up then return it, when I want to use it.
I plan on using this machine a lot! I put partial blame on @Kirkster. I saw all the cool things he was fabricating and wanted in on the action too! I just needed a push(reason) to make the initial purchase.
Here are a few photos of the rust on the rear floor seam area.
Before touching the area...
After taking a large screwdriver to the rusted areas. Look Ma, more holes!
Those two holes are right over top of the frame. The frame is three sided. The top is open and welded to the body. The water was going into the frame rail. There is a drain hole in the frame within three inches of the holes. Moving the fallen floor rust out of the way, it looks like the frame is okay!
Here are a couple view looking into the holes, at the bottom of the inside frame rail. There is virtually no rust on the inside of the frame which is a good thing. The outside looks to be in great shape too!
Kirkster made all of us want to build cool stuff. Unfortunately most of us don't have near his skills!
For some reason I have a morbid curiosity on how this turns out. Subscribed!
It looks interstellar!
Interesting-- the first thing I did when I bought my Snap On from a buddy was replace the tin ground clamp with the very same one you got.
All the reviews for this welder were great, except for the ground clamp.The two pieces that touch the work piece aren't connected to each other meaning only one side of the clamp grounds to the work piece.
They're connected to each other its just the ground wire is only attached to one side of the clamp so you have to be sure that's the side that hits clean metal. Allmost all the smaller units have this type of ground clamp and they work fine.
Ok, I need some help with the brake system as the service manual is lacking.
Starting at the master cylinder the two brake lines go into the block where the two safety switches are, middle of the photo, the same way I have the lines are laid out in this photo...
I'm assuming these two switches warn of a master cylinder failure? What exactly are they for?
From there the lines go up into, what the service manual calls a Hydraulic system safety switch...
Summit racing calls it a proportioning valve...
So, are there three safety switches for the brakes?
Reading a little about proportioning valves, everything I've seen says they are for vehicles with both disc brakes up front and drum brakes in the rear.
What is going on?
What is the block and two switches for? Failure at the master cylinder?
Summit offers adjustable proportioning valves and make it sound like that's all I need, but I'm at a loss as to what I have and what I need.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Wifes 2011 Jeep Wrangler has a similar warning system, The block with the two switches....if the two sides (two switches) have significantly differing pressures, then a warning light comes on. I wouldn't over complicate things and simply put it back together as is. Just my thought.
My guess is the two switches are the brake light switch(es). Either one lights the brake lights. Different than having a simple switch on the brake pedal itself. The safety switch block is just what it sez in the book: lights a warning light if either system (F or R) fails.
Agreed. Install new OEM style and flush system.
Any progress to report?
Yeah-is it done yet?
He'll be back when kayaking season is over.
I apologize for slacking on updates.
I've been meaning to make an update but to be honest I didn't do much of any work on it this summer It was too damn hot! That being said, I have made some progress and will try to get an update posted by this evening.
Just found this thread today. Sub'd.
Nothing pressing, I just wanted to do a little vicarious living while I can't work on my IH.