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Forum: Automotive Projects 06-26-2022, 10:51 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By crystallographic
Hi Kerry, I've un-messed a few of the AH...

Hi Kerry,
I've un-messed a few of the AH flavours -

AH 3000 x2, alloy center section, felt like 3003/3005 to my hands, so I treated the torch-cut sections as if - and the job was very...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 06-24-2022, 11:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 311
Posted By crystallographic
If you roll into kinks on corners - just thin-saw...

If you roll into kinks on corners - just thin-saw splits on upper and lower tube faces - on center line - and then finish rolling and fitting, then weld the splits back up. Might need a tad...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 06-23-2022, 10:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 311
Posted By crystallographic
Having participated as a metalman on over a dozen...

Having participated as a metalman on over a dozen 1930's Packard restos ....
I have thought about the "re-framing / reskinning" of the trunk lids.
Yes, the wood/timber frame goes to worms. Rust...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 06-23-2022, 05:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 212
Posted By crystallographic
Good torch. AKA J27 / J28. NOT J100 style, so...

Good torch. AKA J27 / J28.
NOT J100 style, so tips will not fit.
AKA "aircraft torch" for welding thin sheet and tubing.
16, 18, 20 ga steel weld very well.
Widely used during WW2 for welding...
Forum: Automotive Projects 06-14-2022, 11:37 AM
Replies: 1,955
Views: 840,500
Posted By crystallographic
Pics -2nd effort -

Everything completely standard-as usual here at this end.
Here is 2nd attempt:
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63632
Forum: Automotive Projects 06-13-2022, 03:15 PM
Replies: 1,955
Views: 840,500
Posted By crystallographic
Yo Marcus, Loving your 12-page layout! So...

Yo Marcus,

Loving your 12-page layout! So great to see the appreciation of your efforts.
Vey Well-deserved!

(ps, We drove up the hill 12 miles yesterday, to 6,000ft.
Saw the beginnings of...
Forum: Individual Classifieds 06-13-2022, 02:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 315
Posted By crystallographic
Hi Brent, Nice old 476. (I wonder if it...

Hi Brent,
Nice old 476.

(I wonder if it was used to make their airplanes?)
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Good luck - price seems right, to me.
:):)
Forum: Automotive Projects 06-10-2022, 11:31 AM
Replies: 1,931
Views: 787,161
Posted By crystallographic
Remarkably stunning creation, Jack. And your...

Remarkably stunning creation, Jack.
And your processes were also remarkable for their creativity, simplicity and skillful execution.
Super Primo!
:D:D:D
Forum: Basic questions and answers 06-09-2022, 03:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 561
Posted By crystallographic
welding 5052 to 3003/1100, filler opinions via Aluminum Association

Another opinion - from the Aluminum Association:

Welding 5052 to 3003/1100, fillers used, first choice to last:

5183
5356
5556
last - 4043 - has good hot-cracking resistance, but cracks when...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 06-07-2022, 09:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 561
Posted By crystallographic
You are welcome, Paul.

You are welcome, Paul.
Forum: Basic questions and answers 06-05-2022, 01:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 561
Posted By crystallographic
alloy 5356 filler ... coloration of the 5052...

alloy 5356 filler

... coloration of the 5052 surface has a gray cast .... becoming darker gray with long exposure to ocean airs/seawaters. A keen eye and good light can detect a slight...
Forum: Automotive Projects 06-02-2022, 05:33 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,851
Posted By crystallographic
Matt, You've accomplished an excellent result...

Matt,
You've accomplished an excellent result with this beauty.
DB would be very pleased.
:):)
Forum: Automotive Projects 06-01-2022, 11:08 PM
Replies: 1,955
Views: 840,500
Posted By crystallographic
Hi Marcus, I'm sure enjoying the view of your...

Hi Marcus,
I'm sure enjoying the view of your marvellous Willys, ahead of the steam locomotive.

...Had many fine memories of knocking about the NV desert sands in a nice '50 Willys wagon, back...
Forum: Introductions 06-01-2022, 08:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 177
Posted By crystallographic
Welcome Randall. Semper Fi

Welcome Randall.
Semper Fi
Forum: Individual Classifieds 05-31-2022, 11:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Posted By crystallographic
Wow - that last snippet is gold, Cliff. "single...

Wow - that last snippet is gold, Cliff. "single port exhaust air motor."
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 05-31-2022, 10:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 408
Posted By crystallographic
We've supported Meco since the day Victor Equip't...

We've supported Meco since the day Victor Equip't Co. decided to erase the entire Meco product line....many years ago.

Paige got started selling jewelry tools and such a few years back. Since we...
Forum: General Discussion 05-31-2022, 10:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 542
Posted By crystallographic
Rootlieb has been making hoods and louvers since...

Rootlieb has been making hoods and louvers since forever .... 1972 ??
Friend of mine got an original 1930 Cat 10 tractor last summer, sans hood - was looking for an original hood - I mentioned...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 05-31-2022, 10:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 561
Posted By crystallographic
Hi Red, From the Aluminum Association...

Hi Red,
From the Aluminum Association recommendations in their book ("Welding Aluminum, Theory and Practice") the filler chart shows that you are correct when joining 3003-3003 with 1100 filler....
Forum: Individual Classifieds 05-31-2022, 06:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Posted By crystallographic
Hi Cliff, Berry good report on the T&H...

Hi Cliff,
Berry good report on the T&H contributions to the pneu hammer world.
Yes, T&H still have drawings of some of the old pneu-ham parts they used to make, 1920's ++.
I have an old 1930's...
Forum: Individual Classifieds 05-31-2022, 12:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Posted By crystallographic
ADD PHOTOS, please?? (Personally, I've...

ADD PHOTOS, please??

(Personally, I've always wondered if the Barre planishers were mfgd in Wilkes Barre?)
Forum: Basic questions and answers 05-31-2022, 12:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,293
Posted By crystallographic
Hi Bill, I've also noticed "work softening"...

Hi Bill,
I've also noticed "work softening" with the various die materials I use with my Air Hammer ... after some long years of working various alloys and seeing consistent results, I contacted the...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 05-28-2022, 03:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,293
Posted By crystallographic
Hi Paloma, First, try to set the tuck at the...

Hi Paloma,
First, try to set the tuck at the apex, peak of triangle.
Use cross pein hammer - rounded chisel end of body hammer.
Keep strike angles at about 45deg to each other, like roof peak...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 05-28-2022, 03:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,293
Posted By crystallographic
Hi Bill, Very nice parts.:) 1 Q ... How thick...

Hi Bill,
Very nice parts.:)
1 Q ... How thick is finsihed edge?
2 Q ... Any stress corrosion/fatigue towards edge?
3 Q ... (Ranger/Menasco engine in this Fairchild?)

Very good to see this...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 05-26-2022, 06:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,293
Posted By crystallographic
Hi Paloma, Shrinking the circle is harder than...

Hi Paloma,
Shrinking the circle is harder than straight edges, or curved edges.
I have used "hemisphere shaping" as a challenge in my Metalworking Instruction workshops for a long time.
Not for...
Forum: Introductions 05-26-2022, 05:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 205
Posted By crystallographic
Welcome HRBB.

Welcome HRBB.
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