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Forum: Basic questions and answers 08-18-2022, 11:10 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,415
Posted By crystallographic
Phil, you are making this look too easy!:eek: :)

Phil, you are making this look too easy!:eek:
:)
Forum: Introductions 08-17-2022, 11:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 190
Posted By crystallographic
Welcome tovarishch. Maybe you need an old Zil...

Welcome tovarishch.
Maybe you need an old Zil to bring back.... :)
Forum: Introductions 08-16-2022, 12:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 123
Posted By crystallographic
Welcome, Pete. (near Granite-ville)

Welcome, Pete.
(near Granite-ville)
Forum: General Discussion 08-15-2022, 02:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 348
Posted By crystallographic
Pullmaxes from GM Proto shop

Back when I would get calls from various proto shops (Ford, GM, Cessna, FMC...), I remember one call from the GM proto shop and along in the conversation the fellow said he had been there 30 years -...
Forum: Introductions 08-13-2022, 10:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 210
Posted By crystallographic
Welcome Dennis, We'll be watching your progress...

Welcome Dennis,
We'll be watching your progress with interest.
:):)
Forum: Basic questions and answers 08-13-2022, 06:34 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,415
Posted By crystallographic
Phil, That is a very secure way to lock the...

Phil,
That is a very secure way to lock the contour for welding into the reverse.
Both the belt and the suspenders. :D
Gold Star!
Forum: Individual Classifieds 08-12-2022, 11:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By crystallographic
yes - Salform - they pinged us here on AMS some...

yes - Salform - they pinged us here on AMS some months ago.
I bought some dovetail ERCO blocks ... the mortise was welded onto and machined to dovetail. Welds visible.
Forum: Introductions 08-11-2022, 07:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 380
Posted By crystallographic
Welcome, Glen. ... a Topolino drag car - the...

Welcome, Glen.

... a Topolino drag car - the mental images that come to mind ... :D:D
Welcome ....
Forum: Basic questions and answers 08-10-2022, 08:02 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,415
Posted By crystallographic
Hindsight is helpfully accurate in analyzing why,...

Hindsight is helpfully accurate in analyzing why, how long, and whether or not ....

In situations like these, the careful repair technique can save hours of cutting in a patch down in a reverse.
...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 08-08-2022, 07:10 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,415
Posted By crystallographic
All for the best, Phil. Don't worry - the metal...

All for the best, Phil.
Don't worry - the metal had been way overworked before it came to you.
You are on to smoother metal now. :):)
Yeehaw.
Forum: Basic questions and answers 08-06-2022, 09:13 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,415
Posted By crystallographic
Good work. The concave this body presents at...

Good work.
The concave this body presents at this location is curved two ways, short curve and long.
Your convex dolly fits the long curve and when the spots in the valley are heated and then...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 07-30-2022, 07:33 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,415
Posted By crystallographic
Good progress on your metal - and on the old...

Good progress on your metal - and on the old torch!
:)
:)
Forum: Basic questions and answers 07-25-2022, 11:27 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,415
Posted By crystallographic
Okay then, practice the hand maneuvers needed to...

Okay then, practice the hand maneuvers needed to operate that Smith.
Get sorta fluent with it, on-off-on-hot-hotter-off.
No sense in over heating that tender spot, unnecessarily.
Forum: Basic questions and answers 07-25-2022, 02:20 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,415
Posted By crystallographic
"Idle" should be separate valve, then lever is...

"Idle" should be separate valve, then lever is big boost.
Idle is set, O/A, neutral flame.
I have welded thin sheet with cutting torch, at idle.... no boost....using O/A ...
and also O/H.
You...
Forum: Automotive Projects 07-25-2022, 09:27 AM
Replies: 404
Views: 145,596
Posted By crystallographic
That is really nice work, Dane. Patient...

That is really nice work, Dane.
Patient attention to the details.:):)
Forum: General Discussion 07-25-2022, 09:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,715
Posted By crystallographic
Nice clean top effort, John. Really good to see...

Nice clean top effort, John. Really good to see your work!
(I second Gareth' vote for the Sikaflex)
Spiffy job.:):)
Forum: Basic questions and answers 07-24-2022, 09:32 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,415
Posted By crystallographic
Closer and closer - good news!:) Dish soap...

Closer and closer - good news!:)
Dish soap drops + water in spray bottle = good leak check when pressure first applied to system.
Forum: Basic questions and answers 07-23-2022, 04:52 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,415
Posted By crystallographic
How is your torch working, Phil? Heat the ridge...

How is your torch working, Phil?
Heat the ridge and tap 5 times and you are probably done....
Forum: Basic questions and answers 07-22-2022, 09:45 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,415
Posted By crystallographic
(psst - "care of the 85y.old still-functional,...

(psst - "care of the 85y.old still-functional, flame-melting contraption")
:eek:
:lol:
Forum: Basic questions and answers 07-22-2022, 02:35 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,415
Posted By crystallographic
It is a very nice torch, Norm. I only use it...

It is a very nice torch, Norm.
I only use it when "matching the vintage work" - gloves on, silk cushion, and am always guarding the tip surfaces. :)
Forum: Basic questions and answers 07-22-2022, 11:08 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,415
Posted By crystallographic
Sometimes I use a torch of equal vintage to weld...

Sometimes I use a torch of equal vintage to weld a restoration.

Like the 1937 Howard DGA we made a round cowl for a few years back ...
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I had my choice of using a Victor J27 from the 1930's...
Forum: General Discussion 07-21-2022, 06:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,472
Posted By crystallographic
Working around crews who raced boats and autos...

Working around crews who raced boats and autos and modified mechanical components included hydrogen embrittlement.
Aside from not exposing tender springy parts to chromium plating, seems another...
Forum: Automotive Projects 07-20-2022, 03:56 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 17,323
Posted By crystallographic
Hi Antoine, So nice to see it out in the fresh...

Hi Antoine,
So nice to see it out in the fresh air, getting exercised again!! :):)
Bravo!
Big long efforts, Well Spent for a treasure.
:D:D
Forum: Individual Classifieds 07-19-2022, 11:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 800
Posted By crystallographic
Hi Matt, Sorry to be so tardy on this topic, as...

Hi Matt,
Sorry to be so tardy on this topic, as it is important.
I'm really sad to see a good craftsman giving it up after a good long run.
You have great equipment. The Piccolo was a very popular...
Forum: Automotive Projects 07-17-2022, 03:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,221
Posted By crystallographic
Nice quiet film, reflecting on the interesting...

Nice quiet film, reflecting on the interesting (complicated) process, detailed juuuust enough ..... as plenty of builders on this forum know ....

Many "complete build" projects get sold unfinished...
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