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Old 05-10-2006, 08:15 PM   #131
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compressed air is a great

compressed air is a great idea for blowing out the flames. i noticed today a couple of times i got a mouth-full of fumes when i took in a good breath to blow out the fire.

the only thing about the curtis is i'm not sure what its amp limit is. it's probably kind of low. the controller that came with the forklift has a high rating - around 500A. but you're right - its design (SCR) is harder on batteries than the modern controller style.
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Old 05-11-2006, 04:44 AM   #132
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curtis

there should be a lot of info on the curtis online - check the model number - and you don't need a lot of amps if you uses the gear box.
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Old 05-11-2006, 05:50 AM   #133
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patched up some more holes tonight. more fires! more fun.
Are you using coat hangers for filler rod? I can TIG weld, and I hear braze welding is somewhat similar in skill to TIGin'.
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i've been using flux-coated

i've been using flux-coated brass rods. i've heard you can use coat hanger wire, but i haven't tried it. i'll give it a shot today and let you know what happens.
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yup, coat hanger works, but

yup, coat hanger works, but its melting point is higher, so it's a bit harder to work (more of a chance i'll melt the car). also you'd need to add flux. but if you ever run out of brazing rods...

and the rods i'm using are bronze - i said brass by mistake.
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Old 05-11-2006, 05:38 PM   #136
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Great DIY

Wow, great DIY-ing. I guess if you haven't welded much before, you just have to try it, right? This is a great thread, BTW! Keep us posted...
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Indeed, this gives me hope

Indeed, this gives me hope for my own welding experimentation. I might buy another CRX with my friend that needs hella work just to get practice in with fixing rust and painting and ****.

Mehbe we'll make it an EV while we're at it,
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drains

Make sure the drains work!! I may have to learn welding on my Geo to fix it - doesn't sound like my brother is going to be working on it much - would probably only take a few hours of welding now that it is in about the right position but he doesn't see it that way yet I work for hours on his computer making it run well. Why don't people see that balance of time for time....well anyway - anyone know of some alignment tricks to get things lined up properly on the Geo before I weld everything in place let me know!
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Re: drains

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Make sure the drains work!!
you know, i think it was the 2 open drains at the bottom of the firewall (they're actually in the underbody, just after the transition from firewall to underbody) that caused the rust i've been fixing.

the outboard drain is perfectly positioned to receive tire spray directly into it, and once the water (salty water in the winter) is inside, it's not going to dry up quickly. the inside floor, firewall, and underbody of the car form a roughly triangular shaped cavity accessed by those drain holes.

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anyone know of some alignment tricks to get things lined up properly on the Geo before I weld everything in place let me know!
if you decide to go ahead with fixing your geo, and you want me to take measurements on the blue car that will help, let me know.
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Re: Great DIY

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Wow, great DIY-ing. I guess if you haven't welded much before, you just have to try it, right?
yup, i'd always wanted to try it. can check that one off the list now.
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