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Old July 6th, 2018, 06:30 PM   #1301
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Old July 6th, 2018, 07:17 PM   #1302
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Old July 8th, 2018, 03:11 PM   #1303
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Alright I need some TIG pointers, I'm getting cracks in my weld. I'm using 70s2 filler rod, going to try 309 next and see if that helps. Does anybody else have any other tips and tricks?

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Old July 8th, 2018, 06:25 PM   #1304
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Old July 8th, 2018, 06:36 PM   #1305
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Old July 8th, 2018, 06:39 PM   #1306
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Not TIG advice, but did you preheat it? I know a few companies have preheat and welding instructions for their weld on highsteer kits.
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Old July 8th, 2018, 06:42 PM   #1307
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Not TIG advice, but did you preheat it? I know a few companies have preheat and welding instructions for their weld on highsteer kits.
I did a low amp, no filler pass first to heat it up. These knuckles are cast steel though and from the little research I did pre heating is not necessary

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Old July 8th, 2018, 06:46 PM   #1308
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Call Crown Alloys. They are super knowledgeable. Tell them what you are welding and they will tell you what filler you need.

Also you will need to grind those welds out and preheat and insulate to cool slowly.
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Old July 8th, 2018, 06:48 PM   #1309
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I agree most stuff I've found general knowledge is that cast steel doesn't require preheat, but I know some companies still call for it. I personally don't preheat whenever I weld cast steel
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Old July 8th, 2018, 07:14 PM   #1310
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Old July 9th, 2018, 09:38 PM   #1311
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I stopped at my local lake welding supply today and they gave me a piece of 1/8" 309 stainless rod to try. I think that was the ticket.

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Old July 10th, 2018, 09:44 PM   #1313
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309L is a great option. I use that for welding Stainless v-bands on stock LS exhaust manifolds. I would use that or even some Nickle-99 which is even softer for long term crack resistance.

I dont know what you are suppose to do, but I pre and post heat.


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Old July 11th, 2018, 06:12 AM   #1314
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309L is a great option. I use that for welding Stainless v-bands on stock LS exhaust manifolds. I would use that or even some Nickle-99 which is even softer for long term crack resistance.

I dont know what you are suppose to do, but I pre and post heat.


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I am also self taught. I have had a few people and YouTube help me along the way but most of my learning comes from practice and trial and error.

The only thing I did for pre heat was a lower amp no filler pass first. And then for post heat I just finished off welding the rest of the high steer. I took a good look with a magnifying glass and saw no visible cracks.

What tungsten do you use welding the v bands? I used 2% lanthanated (blue). I pretty much use this for everything. One of these days I'm going to get a pack of red but unfortunately my local welding supply doesn't carry it anymore.

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Old July 28th, 2018, 09:59 PM   #1315
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I have a tank of Tri-gas if you want to try it. Works great on stainless....
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I haven't seen any difference in performance with different tungsten. I still have some of the old cancerous red. Recently I bought some blue and the new red. I use grey for stainless which I have seen helps with low amp starts. But besides that I use whatever is on deck.

I have been playing with my grind angle lately.


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I haven't seen any difference in performance with different tungsten. I still have some of the old cancerous red. Recently I bought some blue and the new red. I use grey for stainless which I have seen helps with low amp starts. But besides that I use whatever is on deck.

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I had an old co worker tell me a formula for grind angle but I cant remember it right now. I just throw my tungsten in the drill and sharpen on a dedicated bench grinder wheel. I Usually try to be more blunt if I'm welding thicker material.

In other news no progress on the jeep...
Vacations and boating have taken up all my time and money.

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With the help of some zip ties all 4 links are hung. Ran short on some .188 wall tube for the boatside/frame side upper mount.

The ram is in its final resting place allowing 7" of up travel before it hits the fan shroud. Thanks to not having to worry about a dif cover I got the ram tucked nice and close to the axle and both tie rods are the same length.

And finally I got the orbital connected to the steering column, just need to decide on how to mount it now.



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Old October 15th, 2018, 10:35 AM   #1319
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