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Old 06-06-2020, 05:19 PM   #101
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Electrode 3/4 inch out of the cup and the gasflow up a few liters , 3 or 4 amps more than usual .....and perhaps pray a bit in advance
I did think that, will be far away from doing it though as will only tack it for now and do it properly when frame is bare and I can turn it upside down.

Also want to try something I saw on weldmonger feed the other day where he actually bends the electrode in order to get to hard to reach places, haven't tried that one yet.
which I think I might have to do as dont think I'll have the correct angle getting the cup down there, will check tomorrow.
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Old 06-07-2020, 10:16 AM   #102
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Bending rods, welding with a mirror, all great fun. Stick or tig just another trick.
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Check out pipe welding videos on you tube. Jackson stinger and you almost all the time bend the rod.
https://weldingsupply.com/cgi-bin/ei...:UNDEF:X:14684
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Between those fender bracket would be easy stick weld. When I started stick is what we had, no cheap tig or mig machines, back then.
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Old 06-08-2020, 05:27 AM   #105
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yeh stick would be perfect there good shout, or ARC welding like we call it here, I have a brand new setup for stick welding that goes with my TIG, never actually used it.

Might give that a go, need a few practice pieces as been a few years since I done stick welding, helping a friend with fence gates...
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Any idea on these 2 tanks?
the one on the left matches the flares on my oil lines pretty well.. but the tank looks crap,
the tank on the right is in much better condition but the flare seems different? maybe just smaller, angle is kind of the same... what this all about? different years or just both really bad copies?

the threads on the one on the left arent great either, I can tighten the oil lines (rigid lines) but not as easy, maybe because they are in better condition..
also... oil cap. aren't these supposed to be all the same? if I take the one from the left and try screw on the right tank it won't go in easy....

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EDIT: had a look online and doesnt seem to be any changes on thread types on the connections or the fuel cap, its all the same throughout the years. Must be one really shitty copy.
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Any idea on these 2 tanks?
the one on the left matches the flares on my oil lines pretty well.. but the tank looks crap,
the tank on the right is in much better condition but the flare seems different? maybe just smaller, angle is kind of the same... what this all about? different years or just both really bad copies?

the threads on the one on the left arent great either, I can tighten the oil lines (rigid lines) but not as easy, maybe because they are in better condition..
also... oil cap. aren't these supposed to be all the same? if I take the one from the left and try screw on the right tank it won't go in easy....

any ideas?



EDIT: had a look online and doesnt seem to be any changes on thread types on the connections or the fuel cap, its all the same throughout the years. Must be one really shitty copy.
Lots of real shitty copies and repops about JP! I had to alter my rigid lines to fit mine and I have a really nice repop. I was going to use an OEM, but like yours the threads were on their way out..

I've yet to have a single one that hasn't weeped from the cap either.. I have a dipstick on my cap, which is quite handy.. but it also shows that my oil level is too high.. even though i went to my manual exactly!!!
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the threads on the one on the left are fine, they hold the lines good, but the overall state of the tank is a mess, bits of discolouration and burnt. would be perfect to use on an old chop...
but as I'm doing the Pan with a nice paint, would just look out of place, had this other kicking about, but threads really are shit. might need to take a die set through it, make them a bit better I guess.

i don't have dipstick on any of my bikes, I just put oil in and stick my finger in it, as long as it's not right to the top and there's space to vent, the more the better, helps to cool down
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the threads on the one on the left are fine, they hold the lines good, but the overall state of the tank is a mess, bits of discolouration and burnt. would be perfect to use on an old chop...
but as I'm doing the Pan with a nice paint, would just look out of place, had this other kicking about, but threads really are shit. might need to take a die set through it, make them a bit better I guess.

i don't have dipstick on any of my bikes, I just put oil in and stick my finger in it, as long as it's not right to the top and there's space to vent, the more the better, helps to cool down
Agreed about the oil! I dipstick is wrong.. but I know if it's not covered in oil I may want to add a little in you know! haha.

Yeah, there's so many cheap knock offs sadly, which require work to make them runnable. Shame the pan isn't grimy it would look great. I left my oil bag outside for a month, let it mark and rust a little, so it looks well used. Worked out okay! As mentioned, none of the lines fitted properly, had to give them all a little persuasion, especially the feed line.
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