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    Hi Guy's
    Need a recomendation on a tig torch,need flex head,front load,small, to get inside intake runners on aluminum cylinder heads,any ideas..

    Thanks Dean
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  • #2
    You might consider adding a stubby, like a water cooled #24 and a pencil torch to your collection for tight work..

    I have never been a big fan of flex heads...
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    • #3
      You might look at Marcella's videos and see what torch he is using in tight quarters...

      http://www.millerwelds.com/resources...086#post318086



      the other videos might be fun to watch too... pertaining to Engine Building...
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      *******************************************
      The more you know, The better you know, How little you know

      “The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten”

      Buy the best tools you can afford.. Learn to use them to the best of your ability.. and take care of them...

      My Blue Stuff:
      Dynasty 350DX Tigrunner
      Dynasty 200DX
      Millermatic 350P w/25ft Alumapro & 30A
      Millermatic 200

      TONS of Non-Blue Equip, plus CNC Mill, Lathes & a Plasmacam w/ PowerMax-1000

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      • #4
        Originally posted by H80N View Post
        You might consider adding a stubby, like a water cooled #24 and a pencil torch to your collection for tight work..

        I have never been a big fan of flex heads...
        or a CK micro tig torch



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        • #5
          I purchased a Flex-loc maybe nine months ago or so. Thought I would put it on today but lost the little wires used to tie the hoses on.

          Having to get in a tight place and weld aluminum would be tough.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Hardrock40 View Post
            I purchased a Flex-loc maybe nine months ago or so. Thought I would put it on today but lost the little wires used to tie the hoses on.

            Having to get in a tight place and weld aluminum would be tough.
            yours doesn't use the screw-type fittings that compress the hose over the barb?

            Even then, some 0.023" or 0.030" SS304 mig wire will do the trick in a pinch.
            Last edited by OscarJr; 07-22-2014, 07:59 AM.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by H80N View Post
              You might look at Marcella's videos and see what torch he is using in tight quarters...

              http://www.millerwelds.com/resources...086#post318086



              the other videos might be fun to watch too... pertaining to Engine Building...
              Been awhile but still looking for a small torch,watched Marcella's videos but can't identify what torch he is using,e-mailed him awhile back but never heard back,anybody have any idea's what torch it is?
              Miller Dynasty 350
              Lincoln PT 375
              Miller Trailblazer
              Lagun 10x50 Vertical Mill
              Southbend 9x30 Lathe
              Kwik-Way Valve Grinder
              Victor O/A Set
              Delta 10" Vertical Band Saw
              45 Yrs. worth of hand tools & a couple hammers
              Custom Built Cylinder Head Flow Bench 1400 CFM

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Engine Builder View Post
                Been awhile but still looking for a small torch,watched Marcella's videos but can't identify what torch he is using,e-mailed him awhile back but never heard back,anybody have any idea's what torch it is?
                It's a Weldtec torch, WT-24WF. I bought the same torch for a job I had to weld. I bought mine from IOC. I also just bought the CK micro torch, you can get into a 5/8 tube with this one.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Invader28 View Post
                  It's a Weldtec torch, WT-24WF. I bought the same torch for a job I had to weld. I bought mine from IOC. I also just bought the CK micro torch, you can get into a 5/8 tube with this one.
                  Be VERY careful with those little Pyrex cups that come with it. They break if you look at them wrong! Already broke one. I'm going to order some of the alumina-version of those tiny pyrex cups, and use them instead, unless I absolutely have to use the Pyrex ones.
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