Jet soon is now a 2.3 Turbo!

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Re: Jet soon to be a fully working 2.3 Turbo!

Post by SteveP » 03 Sep 2011 10:40 pm

Great work, that'll go alright - shame about the open diffs :(
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Re: Jet soon to be a fully working 2.3 Turbo!

Post by 13431 » 08 Sep 2011 10:03 pm

does anyone have a mig welder i could borrow for an evening?? :D

need to sort the sills pretty sharpish for the mot or...... No V3M meet for me again... :x

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Re: Jet soon to be a fully working 2.3 Turbo!

Post by foggyjames » 08 Sep 2011 11:05 pm

eBay items...
190574781441 - looks very promising, and vaguely local
150658609071 - in Faaaaakin Esssssssix!
230668633529 - I could collect this early next week.

Very tempted to buy a portable one, as my Murex is a bit of a brute for moving...plus it was too bloody expensive for lugging around in a car :( Chip in a few quid and lets get involved :)

EDIT: Really thinking of buying the Cebora if it stays cheap...that's a nice piece of kit.

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Re: Jet soon to be a fully working 2.3 Turbo!

Post by Nimminz » 08 Sep 2011 11:10 pm

still got my gassless mig for sale if your interested mate? might be a bit of a journey tho lol

http://www.volvo300mania.com/forum-uk/v ... =8&t=12175

would give you a good price
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Re: Jet soon to be a fully working 2.3 Turbo!

Post by foggyjames » 08 Sep 2011 11:17 pm

I'm trying to talk him out of gasless on account of them being the spawn of satan sm56. What are you upgrading to, out of interest?

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Re: Jet soon to be a fully working 2.3 Turbo!

Post by Nimminz » 08 Sep 2011 11:47 pm

they're not all that bad really. I can get pretty neat results now if i try and prepare properly. Thats after about 30 hours total practice over 5 month. Gas is a million times better anyday

I already had a stick welder before that one, can't remember the brand, its old like lol. I picked up a gas/gassless MIG - Cebora '90' maybe at a carboot for £35 with wire :) Still just using it gassless at the mo, till i find an old gas bottle and some way of connecting it up. The cebora seems better somehow so the newer one is up for sale (or a spare seen as i can't seem to shift it lol) Start me Level 2 MIG course next week too :)
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Re: Jet soon to be a fully working 2.3 Turbo!

Post by foggyjames » 09 Sep 2011 12:35 am

That's because Cebora make good stuff. My cousin is a welding inspector (for hardcore stuff), and gave me advice when I started out (knowing it was for car bodywork), to avoid doing what most people do...don't buy a stick welder (although they're great for heavy-duty stuff)...get a MIG, and get a premium-brand one, rather than something from Machine Mart...second hand if needs be: Cebora, Migatronic, Murex, Esab, etc. I managed to pick up a brand new Murex Tradesmig 210 for half the normal price a few years ago (but it was still friiiiickin expensive), and I've been very happy with it. Trouble is, it's huge and really damn heavy, hence the interest in something smaller and lighter. It's not like I need the current capacity, either!

There's a place around here which will sell the bottles, so you're not on a subscription. It's about £45 for the bottle, then £35 for the gas (both plus VAT). Get a CO2/Argon reg, and off you go!

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Re: Jet soon to be a fully working 2.3 Turbo!

Post by Nimminz » 09 Sep 2011 08:29 am

Yeah, i knew from the start i was after a MIG but was given a stick welder for free. Few month later i got the MIG. That's the best thing about the one i'm selling, its dead light an small, has a shoulder strap on in lol. But being gasless is its largest downfall :/

Yeah i've not looked into gas bottles yet with being skint, thats the sort of price i was hoping for so will have a look about. I'm definitely not buying those disposable bottles they sell in places like halfords looks like it would last a minute, maybe two
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Re: Jet soon to be a fully working 2.3 Turbo!

Post by foggyjames » 09 Sep 2011 09:17 am

...and they're not cheap! Just make sure your mate doesn't get confused and turn the regulator up from 7 psi to 7 bar...that finished that cylinder off in a hurry!

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Re: Jet soon to be a fully working 2.3 Turbo!

Post by karlos01 » 15 Sep 2011 04:36 pm

if you let me know where you are im sure you can borrow mine. its a bit old and pissy now and again but does the job alright. And ive got loads of wire on it already.
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Re: Jet soon to be a fully working 2.3 Turbo!

Post by 13431 » 15 Sep 2011 07:04 pm

bingham nottingham i can always pick you up :)
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Re: Jet soon to be a fully working 2.3 Turbo!

Post by karlos01 » 15 Sep 2011 10:03 pm

are you still at the unit where you have been for ages?

ill bring it up with me and iain this weekend if you like?
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Re: Jet soon to be a fully working 2.3 Turbo!

Post by L14MNP » 15 Sep 2011 10:52 pm

karlos01 wrote: iain
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Re: Jet soon to be a fully working 2.3 Turbo!

Post by foggyjames » 16 Sep 2011 12:28 am

White. Floor plates. Nova?

Nice to meet you the other week Karlos :)

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Re: Jet soon to be a fully working 2.3 Turbo!

Post by 13431 » 16 Sep 2011 12:59 am

yes mate that would be spot on if you could :) still at the unit if you fancy lending a hand on saturday we are gonna be there from about 10am till the next day so... you lending that welder will make life easyer :)

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