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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-15-2013, 07:35 PM
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Posted By JAFO
Police motor squad demonstration tomorrow at the...

Police motor squad demonstration tomorrow at the coliseum, parking lot E. Free event

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Forum: The Garage 03-12-2013, 10:44 AM
Replies: 4,088
Views: 532,692
Posted By JAFO
Yes, and the very day my helmet flashes me, or I...

Yes, and the very day my helmet flashes me, or I become a professional welder, I will buy the helmet that costs 5 times as much.

Even those fancy helmets can fail.

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Forum: The Garage 03-11-2013, 12:30 PM
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Posted By JAFO
This is correct, but I didn't feel like getting...

This is correct, but I didn't feel like getting in a pissing match with people who think you have to buy brand name to buy decent.

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Forum: The Garage 03-10-2013, 06:55 PM
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Posted By JAFO
I use the same gear, set my helmet between 10 and...

I use the same gear, set my helmet between 10 and 11. If you are having problems, maybe use sunglasses or tinted safety glasses under your shield? Should be wearing safety glasses at a minimum,...
Forum: The Garage 03-09-2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 4,088
Views: 532,692
Posted By JAFO
You are tremendously overthinking this. ...

You are tremendously overthinking this.
Install 50a service, be done with it.



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Forum: The Garage 03-09-2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 4,088
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Posted By JAFO
Anything worth that much money that doesn't have...

Anything worth that much money that doesn't have onboard overcurrent protection doesn't belong in your shop, period.

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Forum: The Garage 02-17-2013, 05:50 AM
Replies: 4,088
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Posted By JAFO
An actual automotive axle is WAY overkill for...

An actual automotive axle is WAY overkill for this... first of all, the tires are only going to be about 13" diameter, and the whole thing will be 18" wide.

I think I will probably end up going...
Forum: The Garage 02-16-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 4,088
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Posted By JAFO
HD Utility wagon, need advice

Folks- had this all banged out on weldtalk, but they suddenly seem to want to moderate. :shrugs:...

I need a utility wagon, mainly to move my engine hoist and other heavy/unwieldly shit from the...
Forum: The Garage 02-14-2013, 10:18 PM
Replies: 4,088
Views: 532,692
Posted By JAFO
Sounds like a good first project : strengthen the...

Sounds like a good first project : strengthen the light mounts!

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Forum: The Garage 01-28-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 4,088
Views: 532,692
Posted By JAFO
I am going to have to offer my non-professional...

I am going to have to offer my non-professional opinion, born of experience here:

A 120vac MIG is more than up to the job for welding lock boxes to connex-container steel doors.

I built three...
Forum: The Garage 01-24-2013, 11:13 AM
Replies: 4,088
Views: 532,692
Posted By JAFO
I can certainly understand your cocerns- look...

I can certainly understand your cocerns- look back a few pages and you will see that I had same concerns myself a few back.

Replacement of the rings is not a bad idea as if they are bad you can...
Forum: The Garage 01-24-2013, 08:05 AM
Replies: 4,088
Views: 532,692
Posted By JAFO
Why would you take them in? Buy replacement...

Why would you take them in? Buy replacement orings of the proper sort and do them yourself. It's not rocket science

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Forum: The Garage 01-18-2013, 06:00 AM
Replies: 4,088
Views: 532,692
Posted By JAFO
I had a similar problem, my 4x4 building has...

I had a similar problem, my 4x4 building has gotten to the point where I had to have the ability to quickly remove stuck or stripped fasteners. I kept an eye out on craigslist and found a portable...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-16-2013, 07:40 PM
Replies: 2,208
Views: 97,857
Posted By JAFO
What are you looking to install? Maybe I can help...

What are you looking to install? Maybe I can help if you need to hand.

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Forum: The Garage 01-06-2013, 12:16 AM
Replies: 4,088
Views: 532,692
Posted By JAFO
Many old Mosin-Nagant rifles that were formerly...

Many old Mosin-Nagant rifles that were formerly used as sniper rifles were welded and rearsenaled in like fashion to what you describe. I don't think you will find a perfect blued match. If this is a...
Forum: The Garage 01-06-2013, 12:12 AM
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Posted By JAFO
Not to argue that, but do you have any more info...

Not to argue that, but do you have any more info on their DC TIG use?


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Forum: The Garage 01-06-2013, 12:08 AM
Replies: 4,088
Views: 532,692
Posted By JAFO
Get an auto darkening helmet. Made a world of...

Get an auto darkening helmet. Made a world of difference for my welding

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Forum: The Garage 01-05-2013, 11:58 PM
Replies: 4,088
Views: 532,692
Posted By JAFO
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Forum: The Garage 01-05-2013, 11:58 PM
Replies: 4,088
Views: 532,692
Posted By JAFO
I am not a professional, but I am daily driving a...

I am not a professional, but I am daily driving a solid axle swapped S10 that hasn't given me any problems :

I would find a way to take the load off of that joint, by way of design. If I HAD to...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-13-2012, 07:41 AM
Replies: 2,208
Views: 97,857
Posted By JAFO
I'm down for twice a month Sent from my...

I'm down for twice a month

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Forum: The Garage 12-06-2012, 12:58 PM
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Posted By JAFO
Why is this relevant? Noone is arguing or calling...

Why is this relevant? Noone is arguing or calling anyone names...

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Forum: The Garage 12-06-2012, 07:47 AM
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Posted By JAFO
Still useless. If the water is that Deel those...

Still useless. If the water is that Deel those tires are going to get no traction... To say nothing of the lack of lift

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Forum: The Garage 12-06-2012, 03:41 AM
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Posted By JAFO
'Highway Tread'. He is saying a 4x4 with street...

'Highway Tread'. He is saying a 4x4 with street tires looks a bit ridiculous with a snorkel. I quite agree...

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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-05-2012, 05:34 PM
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Views: 97,857
Posted By JAFO
What is a bike grab? Sent from my MB886...

What is a bike grab?

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Forum: The Garage 11-29-2012, 08:59 AM
Replies: 4,088
Views: 532,692
Posted By JAFO
This will work fine, it's how I built the exhaust...

This will work fine, it's how I built the exhaust on my Jeep. Butt-welded tubes and short tacks. It's been bounced off of rocks and, while the tube has been squashed in areas, the welds have NOT...
Forum: The Garage 11-27-2012, 04:38 PM
Replies: 4,088
Views: 532,692
Posted By JAFO
So you remember those oxy-fuel cylinders I came...

So you remember those oxy-fuel cylinders I came across a couple months ago? Yeah- I also scored two sets of portables, cheap.

I hae been an oxy-acetylene cutting FOOL over the last month. Trying...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-10-2012, 10:15 AM
Replies: 2,208
Views: 97,857
Posted By JAFO
I ought to be able to make it, but will not be on...

I ought to be able to make it, but will not be on the bike. I got my SAS finished and will likely drive it.

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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-02-2012, 01:34 PM
Replies: 2,208
Views: 97,857
Posted By JAFO
I'll try to make it, but it's doubtful right...

I'll try to make it, but it's doubtful right now.... Looks like our workload is about to increase by a factor of 50
% for the foreseeable future...


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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-12-2012, 02:53 PM
Replies: 2,208
Views: 97,857
Posted By JAFO
Enjoy, gents. I am at Rick's Steaks in Newport...

Enjoy, gents. I am at Rick's Steaks in Newport News VA, saw a nice naked Z1000 outside and remembered the dinner tonight

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Forum: The Garage 09-12-2012, 02:51 PM
Replies: 6,060
Views: 2,619,385
Posted By JAFO
Mine is a bloody disaster right now, as I am...

Mine is a bloody disaster right now, as I am wrapping up a 4x4 build

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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-04-2012, 09:42 AM
Replies: 2,208
Views: 97,857
Posted By JAFO
I'll be on travel for work. Enjoy it! Sent...

I'll be on travel for work. Enjoy it!

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Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-28-2012, 09:25 PM
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Views: 579,613
Posted By JAFO
Seconded!! Sent from my MB886 using Xparent...

Seconded!!

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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-20-2012, 02:19 PM
Replies: 2,208
Views: 97,857
Posted By JAFO
Clicker- Badass! Thanks much! Sent from...

Clicker-
Badass! Thanks much!

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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-19-2012, 10:09 PM
Replies: 2,208
Views: 97,857
Posted By JAFO
Don't suppose anyone knows where there is a...

Don't suppose anyone knows where there is a laser, plasma, or waterjet table locally that I can run about 2 sqft of. 250" steel through locally? I need to fabricate a trackbar mount for my Jeep...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-19-2012, 07:49 PM
Replies: 2,208
Views: 97,857
Posted By JAFO
I'm really good with electrics. Text me at (local...

I'm really good with electrics. Text me at (local area code). 819 3 1 7 2 to arrange a time to get together and we will see what happens. I am in midst of a data center move so time is in short...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-19-2012, 02:36 PM
Replies: 2,208
Views: 97,857
Posted By JAFO
It was the guy on the white Triumph Tiger, and if...

It was the guy on the white Triumph Tiger, and if that helps. Thanks!

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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-19-2012, 02:29 PM
Replies: 2,208
Views: 97,857
Posted By JAFO
Hey guys, I don't remember the dude's name, but...

Hey guys, I don't remember the dude's name, but he's the fireman guy that was laughing at my dumb ass when I tried to light my hand on fire at the tech day...
.... (my hand is much better now, BTW...
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2012, 12:49 PM
Replies: 96,001
Views: 18,080,149
Posted By JAFO
Uh, what? EVERYTHING electrical works off of...

Uh, what?

EVERYTHING electrical works off of volts and amps. It so happens car horns draw more amperage yes. But you can NEVER go wrong running high-amperage circuits through a relay.

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Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-18-2012, 07:17 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 35,200
Posted By JAFO
I'm wrapping up a very extensive build of my...

I'm wrapping up a very extensive build of my truck that's followed this same mindset. This is why what I expected to take 3 months has taken just over a year... my plan had to be changed when I...
Forum: The Garage 08-18-2012, 01:16 PM
Replies: 4,088
Views: 532,692
Posted By JAFO
Damn! Great idea, will have to test this out...

Damn! Great idea, will have to test this out sometime.

I remember years ago going roundabout with one of the Senior 'engineers' the about why we were not getting good bends in our network...
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