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« Reply #2790 on: May 18, 2017, 05:29:58 AM »

What you're using is as good as anything you can get. Keep it as clean as possible and play with the shade settings. As our eyes age we often have to lighten the shade slightly. I notice you're wearing glasses. Bifocals won't work. You'll never see anything properly. If you can eliminate the glasses and use a cheater lens in the helmet instead you may find that helps as well.

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« Reply #2791 on: May 18, 2017, 08:28:13 AM »

Thanks for telling me this.  My glasses are bifocals.  A magnifying lens came with the helmet.  I will try it without wearing glasses.
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« Reply #2792 on: May 18, 2017, 09:15:13 AM »

If you can read without your glasses try welding doing the same. If you're inclined you may want to use safety glasses. I find the less layers of glass between me and the weld, the better I like it.

The other thing that might help is getting rid of the bulky glove on your gun hand. A tig glove will give you much better control. I use the relatively cheap brown gloves. They're a light leather and unlined. You don't need the perfectly made white form fitting gloves even if they are more stylish.  grin grin grin

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« Reply #2793 on: May 18, 2017, 06:32:41 PM »

Sometimes I go gloveless and as the filler rod gets shorter it gets hotter but you don't want to let go
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« Reply #2794 on: May 18, 2017, 08:09:48 PM »

I almost always go gloveless on the hand feeding the filler rod when I'm tig welding. That's old school and I doubt that it's recommended any more. My guess is that it encourages melanoma caused by the strong UV rays produced by the arc.

There's no reason to go gloveless when you're mig welding. I tend to use my non gun hand to help steady my hand / gun hand to produce a much better quality weld. This causes that hand to be relatively close to the action and the extra protection is welcome.

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« Reply #2795 on: May 19, 2017, 12:59:07 AM »

That two handed method seems like a good idea.  Tomorrow I will try it with a lighter glove on the gun hand.

This lobster back thing connects the muffler to the collector.  Three exhaust setups will be tried on the dyno.  One will be the megga.  The other will be this connector pipe without the muffler.  A "blooey" pipe is what my father called this.  The third will be the muffler.

The muffler might work best.  The last version of this engine put out its best performance with mufflers.


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