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    Is that the old flat head 4 Tom? I admire people who keep the original equipment in those. I understand customizing and know why you would but it just bothers me when people take an old Ford and put a Chevy engine in it.
    I have always wanted to get an old 34 Ford coupe and customize it with that 429 4V I took out of the Mercury station wagon and put in my old pickup truck. That thing was totally badass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cangooner View Post
    I'm thinking if you ever wanted to justify getting yourself a welding rig, check out the prices on new good grills!

    Seriously though, I'm sure you could get a little flux core rig that would do up a grill nicely for less than $100. Flux core will give you spatter so cleanup is a bit of a hassle, but you don't need any shielding gas so it's really simple to use.

    SRP... when you need to rationalize a new toy, we're here to help!
    I had a flux core on loan which I had to return to my friend. Instead of borrowing again (I was starting to feel a little guilty) I bought myself one. I got a gas shielded one ( which you can still use with flux core if you want (you just have to reverse the leads and I think that's it) but the shielded weld is so much cleaner you'll never want to go back. The rig without the tank was about $250ish if I remember correctly. Of course that was probably 10 years ago so maybe more now. The small tank wasn't that expensive. I think around $70. Again, that was a decade ago. I know I felt.it was worth it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulFLUS View Post
    Is that the old flat head 4 Tom? I admire people who keep the original equipment in those. I understand customizing and know why you would but it just bothers me when people take an old Ford and put a Chevy engine in it.
    I have always wanted to get an old 34 Ford coupe and customize it with that 429 4V I took out of the Mercury station wagon and put in my old pickup truck. That thing was totally badass.
    Funny you should say that.....I had a '61 Ford custom-converted Brown and Root 4x4 half-ton and put a '72 429 wagon motor/trans in.
    The yoke of the C6 trans went right on the divorced transfer case via a U-joint!
    Put tons of miles on that old truck! Whadda motor!

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    All this talk about welders had my interest. Then it hit me.!! Pop's left behind his welder, with my brother, when he passed away. I know this, cause I had to show pop's how to use it. Hot Damn..!! Another project in the works.
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    Apparently the 429 was a really popular motor for four-wheel drives. I never had a 4x4. Mine was a street truck but Ford never put a 429 in a pickup truck. Don't ask me why because that thing was awesome in that truck I had. I had to get a kit from some place in California for the mounts and some linkage stuff. That thing would pass anything but a gas station though. It had a spread bore carburetor and the primaries weren't very big but the secondaries were like beer cans. If you floored it you could watch the gas gauge go down. I don't even want to know what kind of mileage I got in that thing. Boy it sure was fun though. That thing would go 150 miles an hour. Don't ask me how I know. I'd never admit to that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by outback View Post
    All this talk about welders had my interest. Then it hit me.!! Pop's left behind his welder, with my brother, when he passed away. I know this, cause I had to show pop's how to use it. Hot Damn..!! Another project in the works.
    There you go!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulFLUS View Post
    I had a flux core on loan which I had to return to my friend. Instead of borrowing again (I was starting to feel a little guilty) I bought myself one. I got a gas shielded one ( which you can still use with flux core if you want (you just have to reverse the leads and I think that's it) but the shielded weld is so much cleaner you'll never want to go back. The rig without the tank was about $250ish if I remember correctly. Of course that was probably 10 years ago so maybe more now. The small tank wasn't that expensive. I think around $70. Again, that was a decade ago. I know I felt.it was worth it.
    Look at me enabling.
    I'll see your MIG and raise you a TIG!!

    I dove a little further down the rabbit hole a few months ago and got a *really* cheap TIG machine. By far the most expensive thing about TIG was getting the tank of argon, but holy Hannah, does it ever make for pretty welds. Or, I assume it will once I progress past caveman TIG skills. So yeah, I'm definitely on board when it comes to shielding gas processes.
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    Yup....My next move!
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    BIGFOOT! Love it!
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