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Forum: General Discussion 02-08-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By bobadame
The fan unit shall include a folded aluminum...

The fan unit shall include a folded aluminum housing .

I would change that sentence to read The fan unit shall include a 20 gage ( or what ever thickness would be appropriate) folded aluminum...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 02-05-2021, 11:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,116
Posted By bobadame
To weld strips of equal thickness you should be...

To weld strips of equal thickness you should be using tips with the same shape top and bottom. This will concentrate the weld equally in the center of the strips. I think your radius is much too...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 02-04-2021, 02:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,116
Posted By bobadame
Heat, time and pressure are the main factors you...

Heat, time and pressure are the main factors you have to work with. Since you have only one heat setting you will have to work with time and pressure. Your machine will have to be set up so that...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 02-03-2021, 12:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,116
Posted By bobadame
304 Stainless steel is probably the easiest metal...

304 Stainless steel is probably the easiest metal there is to spot weld. Here's a link to a basic spot welding manual in pdf form. There's useful information about the proper welding tip shape and...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 11-26-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,107
Posted By bobadame
Try some STP or something similar but here's only...

Try some STP or something similar but here's only so much you can do with lube especially after metal begins to build up on the sides of the punch. There needs to be more clearance between the punch...
Forum: Automotive Projects 07-20-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 642
Views: 522,895
Posted By bobadame
Your car looks great from every angle! Is it...

Your car looks great from every angle! Is it registered as a home build and what kind of wheels are those?
Forum: Automotive Projects 07-18-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 642
Views: 522,895
Posted By bobadame
I've seen examples of this in high performance...

I've seen examples of this in high performance applications. The best I've seen was in John Britten's V 1000 race bike. He used ducting to create high speed laminar flow into the tiny radiator which...
Forum: Automotive Projects 07-18-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 642
Views: 522,895
Posted By bobadame
That's looking really good Kerry. All that effort...

That's looking really good Kerry. All that effort to design and build this car deserves a custom cloisonné emblem somewhere in the grill.

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Forum: General Discussion 05-06-2020, 11:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,444
Posted By bobadame
I made there a few years ago to fit a Tommasinni...

I made there a few years ago to fit a Tommasinni wheel. The rim is a heavy wall tube that I found on eBay. It's 8" diameter 4140HT. One is all steel pressed together with the hub welded with silicon...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 04-07-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,706
Posted By bobadame
Spot welding aluminum is very tricky to do. You...

Spot welding aluminum is very tricky to do. You probably could make it in a box and pan brake as 2 U shaped pieces with one piece being the base and 2 sides and the other piece being the top, front...
Forum: Automotive Projects 03-29-2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 14,580
Posted By bobadame
Any body figured out anything about that right...

Any body figured out anything about that right front upper control arm yet?[/QUOTE]

It's not real clear in the photo but it looks like the rear a-arm link is positioned about 2" higher than one in...
Forum: Announcements 02-27-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,429
Posted By bobadame
This is wonderful news Will. Sincere...

This is wonderful news Will. Sincere congratulations to a really fine man!
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 12-30-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,331
Posted By bobadame
I suppose that the baffles don't really need to...

I suppose that the baffles don't really need to be welded to the outer skin. You could weld horizontal legs to each baffle, 4 per baffle. These legs would need to have some structure to handle the G...
Forum: Automotive Projects 10-03-2019, 10:41 PM
Replies: 1,760
Views: 620,474
Posted By bobadame
Incredible!

Incredible!
Forum: General Discussion 09-30-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,517
Posted By bobadame
www.yardstore.com is a good place to find rivet...

www.yardstore.com is a good place to find rivet related stuff. New and used and basic kits.
Forum: Basic questions and answers 09-21-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 15,268
Posted By bobadame
Nice work Jaro, " creativity is fun". I like...

Nice work Jaro, " creativity is fun". I like that.
Forum: Introductions 09-08-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 791
Posted By bobadame
Welcome Denny. We'll try to keep up with you.:)

Welcome Denny. We'll try to keep up with you.:)
Forum: Basic questions and answers 09-08-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 15,268
Posted By bobadame
I think I'd make a hammer form from steel rod....

I think I'd make a hammer form from steel rod. From the picture it looks like the rod would have to be around 25mm diameter, give or take so it will require heat to bend around the small end radii....
Forum: Announcements 09-07-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,989
Posted By bobadame
I've hosted a couple of meets here in my shop and...

I've hosted a couple of meets here in my shop and each time I did that it cost me about 5 days of lost business. I was ok with that because I considered it as vacation time away from the business. I...
Forum: Introductions 07-21-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 935
Posted By bobadame
Hey Dave, welcome to the forum. We'd love to see...

Hey Dave, welcome to the forum. We'd love to see some of your art.
Forum: Automotive Projects 06-22-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 1,574
Views: 658,288
Posted By bobadame
It's a beautiful thing. Nice work Marcus.

It's a beautiful thing. Nice work Marcus.
Forum: Introductions 06-06-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 988
Posted By bobadame
Hey Rob and Pokie, come on over some time. Call,...

Hey Rob and Pokie, come on over some time. Call, 402-8034.
Forum: Shop Safety 06-03-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 16,669
Posted By bobadame
I think you could drag this with a come along....

I think you could drag this with a come along. Set the load on 2 thick sheets of plywood stacked together. Place a third sheet in front of the stacked sheets and begin to pull. You will probably need...
Forum: Announcements 06-01-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,471
Posted By bobadame
Happy birthday AMS, and a big THANK YOU to all...

Happy birthday AMS, and a big THANK YOU to all the people in the background who keep the site going. And special thank you to the members who take the time to document their work and answer...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 05-28-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,321
Posted By bobadame
A couple of thoughts that might be useful to you....

A couple of thoughts that might be useful to you. I also wear progressive lenses but not when welding. I use a cheap pair of reading glasses under my Tinman goggles so that I don't have to constantly...
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