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Old 04-16-2014, 12:45 PM   #721
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Looks like a fun bike and it's getting well used now. I just took a Supermoto riding school recently and it's stupid fun. ridiculous lean angles on asphalt then transition to dirt, take a couple jumps, rear of the bike squirming all over the place, back to asphalt and looking for grip with dirty tires.. was a real hoot. I could see getting into that.

Oh and thanks for the brass vice jaw cap suggestion guys, I'll probably make something like that

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Old 04-22-2014, 12:35 AM   #722
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Question for those who are familiar with AC TIG welding..
I took some classes and have been practicing TIG, just switched from steel to aluminum today, and now that I'm welding on AC I keep getting a small zap/shock through the table into my arm/hand - whatever is touching the table - right when I light the arc up. I'm wearing a long sleeve cotton shirt. Googling a bit turned up suggestions to ground the table to something but it's not my shop/space so DIY solutions aren't so much an option. Am I doing something wrong or is this common?
It doesn't seem to happen through the leather gloves, so I'm thinking leather sleeves could solve the issue for me..

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Old 04-22-2014, 06:02 AM   #723
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Yes. It's common. For me anyways, i've always gotten it.

Solution is to wear some gloves / better insulate yourself from the table.
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I try not to touch the table/work piece with my off hand until the arc is started and its time to add filler. But I normally only get zapped when I arc tungsten to filler (oops), or if the ground is shitty.
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Try welding in the summer, in a 90+ F garage. That'll help.

Remember, you can't have a fan blowing on you because that'll blow away the argon.

The zaps sometimes noticeably change my mood. Like...for a few minutes I think the world is going to end.

Welding AC current triggers my front lawn sprinklers. I have to unplug my timer box whenever I weld aluminum at home.
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Try welding in the summer, in a 90+ F garage. That'll help.

Remember, you can't have a fan blowing on you because that'll blow away the argon.

The zaps sometimes noticeably change my mood. Like...for a few minutes I think the world is going to end.

Welding AC current triggers my front lawn sprinklers. I have to unplug my timer box whenever I weld aluminum at home.
Hahaha wish there was a "like" button for posts, this would get it
Thanks for the input guys, It's only beeen a nuissance nothing more, I was just concerned I may be doing something wrong and not knowing it.

Going back today to weld up all the changes to my intercooler. Nervous yet excited.

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Pre heat that bastard. I wish I did mine. The 2nd half of the weld on mine when it was already super hot looks way better than the first half when it was cold.
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Welding AC current triggers my front lawn sprinklers. I have to unplug my timer box whenever I weld aluminum at home.
I have to unplug my coffee grinder for the same reason. First time messing with aluminum, the next morning I found that it had ground all the beans that I had in there.
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Give a prop then.
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Mazdaspeed3 motor in a lotus7 clone. I think the counts as some custom fabrication. Corky has been working on it for a while.
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Why is the BOV like that?
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Why is the BOV like that?
Because race car.
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I assume also because tiny engine bay.
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Im going to route my BOV into the interior of the car so it blows off in my face like a turbocharged cumshot.
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Im going to route my BOV into the interior of the car so it blows off in my face like a turbocharged cumshot.
You just made my week.
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Route EWG dump into anus and BOV into mouth, DP win.
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Im going to route my BOV into the interior of the car so it blows off in my face like a turbocharged cumshot.
When that oil seal blows be prepared for HIV incoming.
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Why is the BOV like that?
It was a fitment issue. Tiny engine bay in 7 replicas, so you dit things where you can.
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Im going to route my BOV into the interior of the car so it blows off in my face like a turbocharged cumshot.
This is the best!
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