I just finished my 8.8 swap and I set up the brackets and tacked them on. I didn't have the confidence to weld them on, plus I just have a120 amp welder. The setup wasn't too bad I just measured the location of the brackets on the stock axle and mimicked them. I didn't have the article kit though, just .1875 in brackets. I think 170 amps is enough but check the rating on the welder for thickness. Some of your brackets are .25 right?
I'd be more concerned with the person doing the welding than the welder itself. You could do with that welder, if you know how to weld. Even with a 220v welder won't do the job if you don't know how to do it.
i'd be more concerned with the person doing the welding than the welder itself. You could do with that welder, if you know how to weld. Even with a 220v welder won't do the job if you don't know how to do it.
Well then its settled i won't even attempt to burn the in fully lol. Any forseable problems if I were to use it to tack the brackets on for test fitting and then take it to a more experienced welder to fully burn them in?
Wish I had the cash for a good welder like I use at work from time to time but who could pass up a good deal for a light duty unit lol
but who could pass up a good deal for a light duty unit lol
I passed up such things plenty. Bought a used reman Hobart 140A 110V off craigslist at first, then sold it once I had enough to get a Millermatic 211 Autoset w/ Dual plugs (140A on 110V & 210A on 220V).
I paid more for the used Hobart than you did for the new HF junk, and sold that Hobart for almost what I paid for it. You can't go wrong with Hobart, Miller or Lincoln. Some like ESAB too. Anything else really isn't worth opening your wallet.
hmmmmm good advice lol how about a hobart handler 140? would that be enough for some 3/16 axle brackets? might sell this Mig to a friend ( ill loose a little but not much) if the used hobart 140 i found will do the trick with some preheating.
i know a 220 machine would be the absolute best but im trying hard to stick with a 115 machine until i can spend the 500+ to have someone run a 220 line the the shed where im working. i considered using a 220 8/3 extension cord run off our pool circuit but those buggers are expensive themselves........>
The larger Miller and Hobart machines are dual voltage. Personally when I invest in a welder it will be a Millermatic 211 or Hobart Handler 210. Both can operate on either 110 or 220 with the quick change of the plug.
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