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Hot Rods by Dean and the Street Rodder Road Tour

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

For Dean Livermore, founder and owner of Hot Rods by Dean, the satisfaction in creating custom vehicles is in seeing a project gel and come together.

Custom projects at his Phoenix, Ariz.-based shop include hot rods, street rods, roadsters, muscle cars and vintage trucks. The shop’s 10 employees complete in-house fabrication, body work, mechanical work, paint and design. Their projects often include building custom chassis, interior and body work, and even manufacturing their own custom-made parts such as sub-dash panels and stash boxes, which keep the authentic appearance of vintage vehicles while hiding modern touches such as stereos and air conditioning.

“Everything is high end, high class, high finish,” Livermore said. “I enjoy the building the cars and getting the car to the final stage. I enjoy the journey. That’s the satisfaction for me, is making it all come together.”

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Tune into Live King of the Hammers Racing Coverage

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

Miller Welders is excited to be the official welding sponsor of the Ultra 4 Racing Series. As a result of the expanded partnership, all race participants attending the Johnson Valley, Calif.-based 2014 Griffin King of the Hammers (KOH race) this week and all other events in the series will have free access to welding and cutting products for onsite repair and pit support needs.

For the previous two years, Miller Welders sponsored only the KOH race, living in the desert alongside the racers and spectators during the annual week-long event.

“We were able to experience how our products were used in countless welding repair situations, as well as to connect with racers from every level as to how welding was used in the fabrication of their vehicle, said John Swartz, Marketing Manager for Miller Welders. “Knowing that our machines can hold up and perform in the harsh desert environment should provide customers with confidence that products will provide years of operation in any race shop or home garage.”

The welding and cutting products is housed in an Ultra 4 Series trailer which will travel to and from each event. During the King of the Hammers events, race participants can access the trailer located in Hammertown. The Fab School, Blue Torch Fabworks and Miller Motorsports, all friends and partners of Miller Welders, are onsite to provide welding assistance and pit support in Johnson Valley.

In addition, Jason Carner and Peter Basler of Blue Torch Fabworks will field a custom-built Miller Welders-branded race vehicle for the KOH race tomorrow featuring innovative new products from their line of do-it-yourself parts and kits for custom off-road fabrication projects.

“Miller Welders would like to wish all the racers the best of luck this year and hopes for another wildly successful event for Ultra 4 Series Executive Director Dave Cole.”

To watch live coverage of the KOH race on Friday, Feb. 7, tune into:  www.ultra4racing.com/live

Warrior Chopper on Display at SEMA 2012

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

Five U.S. Marines who have been injured in combat came together to build a unique chopper in honor of their service. This group has accepted donations to complete the project and has plans to offer similar automotive projects in the future. Visit WarriorBuilt.org to learn more about the bike and the group’s mission. Watch an overview of the bike in its current form:

Importance of tungsten condition

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

Poor condition of your tungsten can be compared to putting bad gas in your car; it’s that simple. TIG or GTAW is a precision process that requires attention to all areas in the system, but the tungsten is the last piece that the electrons flow from, and if it is not maintained in a sharp or clean condition, it will affect the arc. Two of the most important areas are arc staring and directional control, which can have an effect on increased heat input when it is critical to keep this as low as possible. Whatever you do, take the time to recondition your tungsten if you touch it to the work of the fill material.

Mark Kadlec, Welding Technician
TIG Product Development

MIG welding tip

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

When setting up your MIG welder, first take a look at how thick the metal is that you’re welding. Is your welder large enough to weld this thickness? And is the machine set up correctly to complete the weld? With Miller’s Auto-Set™ feature (available on most Millermatic® products), you simply set the wire size and the material thickness and you’re ready to go!

Make sure you use the correct type of gas and that you’ve turned the bottle on. C-25 or Argon CO75/25 is the most common gas used. It should be set for 30 CFH for the best results. And, don’t forget to make sure you have the polarity set correctly for the type of wire you are using.

Lastly, a common mistake is trying to weld a continuous line. Try welding in an X-pattern – upper left, lower right, then upper right and lower left.

Ben Romenesko
MIG Product Manager

Replacing your MIG gun liner

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

Ben Romenesko, Miller MIG product manager, walks through the process for replacing your MIG gun liner in the video below. For more welding tips from Miller, visit the Racing, Customizing, Restoring page on MillerWelds.com.

Miller Welders Adds New Racing Partnership with Robby Woods Racing

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Robby Woods Racing is one of the newest teams to partner with Miller Welders. Check out this video from Robby Woods Racing – a fierce contender in the Lucas Oil Pro-2 Off Road Racing Series – as Robby builds his Pro-2 trucks from the ground up with Miller products.

Robby Woods Racing

Keep materials clean and in good condition

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

Paint, rust and mill scale are your enemy. Clean the joint area before welding with a grinder/sander, wire brush or other metal cleaner. Keep wire in a clean, dry place when you’re not welding. Contaminants on your wire lead to poor welds.

Establish a good ground connection and always check your cable condition. Loose or bad connections, or poor cables, will cause heat. That heat is a loss of welding current you should be using at the arc. You can’t jump start a car with a lamp cord, so don’t weld with one either. A welder needs heavy cables in good condition to weld effectively. Also, don’t forget to change contact tips. They are NOT made of gold and they DO wear out. Also keep them tight and check them often as they will naturally loosen up from heating and cooling.

Until next time,
Andy Weyenberg
Motorsports Marketing Manager

Key Products for the DIYer and off-road enthusiast

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Check out this video from the International Motorsports Industry Show (IMIS) in Indianapolis as Miller’s Andy Weyenberg highlights the key products for the DIYer and off-road enthusiast, including the Millermatic® 211 Auto-Set™ with MVP™ MIG welder, Millermatic® 212 Auto-Set™ MIG welder, Diversion™ 180 TIG welder, and the Dynasty® 200 Series TIG welder.

Millermatic® 211 Auto-Set™ with MVP™

 

Steve Boryskavich Lockport, Manitoba

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Submitted by  his son Zane  Boryskavich

 

My Hero

I am a 15-year-old boy from Lockport Manitoba nominating my father Steve Boryskavich as my welding hero.

 

Making a Difference

Since I was a young boy he has taught me many welding tips such as MIG, TIG, Stick and Plasma cutting. He is an excellent teacher and welding hero to me and many friends and coworkers.

Welding Application

My father is an expert welder and I think his desire to show me the right way to weld will lead to a great career for me someday.

Miller on the Job

Currently, the Miller welding products we have are a Millermatic 140 Auto-Set And a Miller Performance welding helmet. The Miller products are excellent equipment, however we want to upgrade to a bigger welder such as the Miller 211 Auto set with the multi-voltage plug adapter.