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DOOOH!!It's really broken now!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Kev Nemo, Jun 17, 2005.

  1. Kev Nemo
    Joined: Aug 7, 2004
    Posts: 2,453

    Kev Nemo

    Anyone that read my last post knows that JC decided not to get in gear the other night and had to be towed home.
    So I was looking at the bracket that holds the 3 speed clutch assembly in place and noticed it looked bent.
    'Aha, that's the reason it won't lock back down!'
    I get under the car, knock it back with chisel and hammer
    bracket piece falls from the wheel well!:(
    I can't tell if this piece is welded on (God, I hope not) or bolted on. I also don't have an idea if this is a piece that they make a replacement for.
    Any ideas about this,guys and gals?
  2. Gotgas
    Joined: Jul 22, 2004
    Posts: 6,966

    from DFW USA

    What kind of car and clutch assembly are we talking about? :eek:
  3. Nads
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 11,633

    from Hypocrisy

    Why don't you buy a fucking welder?
    You'll realize that you were an idjit for living so long without one.
    They're cheap and even a small child such as yourself can learn to use one in about a week.
  4. MattB
    Joined: May 10, 2004
    Posts: 230


    I think he's got a 62 Biscayne.

  5. graverobber63
    Joined: Sep 8, 2004
    Posts: 4,133

    Alliance Vendor

    Change the drivetrain

  6. LOL, I almost choked on my candy Nads!
  7. Kev Nemo
    Joined: Aug 7, 2004
    Posts: 2,453

    Kev Nemo

    I'm really starting to think that's the way to go-any suggestions on a good beginner's unit?
    Oh yeah, 1962 Impala 235 w/ 3speed
  8. Tha Driver
    Joined: May 11, 2005
    Posts: 903

    Tha Driver
    from S.E. USA

    You have candy nads? :eek:
  9. flamedabone
    Joined: Aug 3, 2001
    Posts: 4,920


    Nads is definately the authority on being a small child.....

    You will spend about 800 bucks on a GOOD 130amp 110 welder. (plugs into regular house hold outlet.)

    Check out a MillerMatic 135 or the 135 Lincolns or a 130 amp Hobart. Any of the three should have you ready to go with bottle, wire and a helmet for 800 skins.

    Spend the money then take a weekend to figure it out. It's EASY. It will change your life..swear to God..

    Man ain't no man, ain't got no welder...

  10. bluebrian
    Joined: Dec 7, 2004
    Posts: 576

    from dallas

    im rolling through austin in a week. get a welder. ill show some tips and what to do then get back on my horse and roll on through to dallas. im currently in junction at a sculpture workshop. we have every tool needed. i wish i was closer than 2 hours cause id love to help.
    Joined: Dec 12, 2004
    Posts: 27


    The Miller and Lincoln are better rigs, The Hobart is made by Miller but has a plastic drive. For the price though if you are only using it for a hobby welder, body work, small repair work and tacking, (none of them get hot enough/penatrate to do major structural/frame work and leave you feel confident about it) the Hobart is probably the way to go. I think you'd come out with about $125 more left in your pocket. Don't waste you money on any thing less. I think the Hobart is rated at 140 amps, and if you buy the the rig from a local welding/gas supply they will probably match internet prices and through in your first bottle of gas if they want your business.
    Joined: Dec 12, 2004
    Posts: 27


    Shoulda said fill the first bottle of gas free.
  13. Kev Nemo
    Joined: Aug 7, 2004
    Posts: 2,453

    Kev Nemo

    Here's a better pic (red circle is the problem spot) for reference and what not.
    Although I intend to get a welder at some point, JC is my daily driver and I need to get her on the road ASAP...

    ps-ignore the cheesy photoshopped 2nd carb-I was just f@ckin' around:D
  14. Tha Driver
    Joined: May 11, 2005
    Posts: 903

    Tha Driver
    from S.E. USA

    If you buy a welder get a 220 volt unit. You can make an extension to plug it into your stove plug. A 110 will just not do a very good job & will make learning to weld even harder.
    ~ Paul
    aka "Tha Driver"

    Easy on the Giggle Cream!
  15. Andy
    Joined: Nov 17, 2002
    Posts: 4,736


    I would get a gas rig first. A welder will only put together. You quickly find that parts must be cut to shape first. A gas rig will cut and weld. I have all types of welding equipment and the torch is the one thing I can not do without. I use it to heat and bend, heat to loosen rusted stuff,cut parts to shape, weld patch panels, remove and install mufflers,etc. I do frame work with the torch. It will put your bracket back on for sure. I can send pics of an undamaged bracket if you need it. FWIW.
  16. 30roadster
    Joined: Aug 19, 2003
    Posts: 1,793


    If ya got the money - get a tig - $1800 gets ya a miller sychrowave 180... It's very handy! I hardly use my torch anymore unless i'm cutting something. your not that far away if you want to play with one...come on over.

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