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    Hello to all here, sorry if this the wrong section but im a car guy and also new to this site as you can see. So my name is Eric and just stumbled on this site today and am looking forward to spending more time here, hope this works!

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    Welcome aboard!!!..... there is no wrong place as far as I know... and I think I am one of the original settlers on this forum...

    3 Turbos??.... are we talking an inline six application... by chance??....
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    “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..

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    Thanks for the welcome, as for my screen name well here it goes. My collector car is an 87 buick grand national in excellent condition(TURBO charged v-6) and at one time I had an 05 Ford Superduty (TURBO charged 6.0 power stroke) and also at one time we had a cat and his name was well you guessed it "Turbo" Does this help clear up the screen name LOL Cant wait to spend some more time here will be posting in near future, Eric

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    Again welcome.... our stable has a few as well... 7.3T powerstroke and Audi Allroad 2.7TT.... but I babysit all kinds of exhaust turbine pressurized stuff... and vintage gofast stuff.... lucky for me I helped build and field a lot of it in the 70s.... now they call them vintage racers... who-da-thunkit...a vintage fabricator...
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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..

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    Sounds like we have the same ideas when it comes to horsepower,I like that I myself was a big block chevy guy for years, and dont get me wrong I still love the sound of a cammed up b-block however when my buick builds boost and you get that sweet sounding whistle that sounds like a 747 well, that is also a beautiful thing!


    Now as for why im here, im in the market for an ac tig unit for my hobby (and maybe to make a little $$) was looking at the diversion 165 with the foot pedal.I have little experiance in tig however I have self taught myself to mig , stick and braise and have become realy good. I have done a couple of mild steel roll cages in friends race cars, in wich one was a 68 barracuda that ran 9.50et and ended up on its roof( with no weld failures) at rt.66 and that guy was just here at my house last week. I have also done a few 4 link suspension set ups one in a 10.30 et grand national at 132 mph and have not one problem.

    As for my stick capabylities I do alot of it at work on tanks, boilers building cat walks and hand rails that people are walking on 80' up in the air all mild steel stuff,lifting eyes to pick something that sort of stuff.

    Dont get me wrong im not claiming to be the man at welding because im not, Im just looking to pick up the tig aspect of things to maybe help me in the auto resto. part of things cars are my true passion and to do realy nice work with chrome molley ,aluminum etc... I think most will agree tig is the way to go.


    So enough with my babble, for you chassis guys and hobby guys anyone have input on the diversion 165 as an entry level tig machine? I dont think for the most part right now anyway I would be doing more than 1/8" Please keep in mind guys im not made of money I cant afford a $3000 machine to try and take my hobby to the next level. Thanks in advance,Eric

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    Eric
    The Diversion 165 is a good entry level machine and will probably handle about 85percent of your automotive fab... but does not give you much room to grow.... while it does have AC it will be light on horspower to be doing much work on aluminum castings... here is a link to the owners manual...


    http://www.millerwelds.com/om/o246522f_mil.pdf

    you might also want to take some time and read the "Miller Tig Handbook" which goes into the process in much more detail and should help you compare your needs to the capabilities of the various machines... it is a free PDF download..

    http://www.millerwelds.com/resources/TIGhandbook/

    the tig resources section has lots of info as well..

    http://www.millerwelds.com/resources...ur-skills/tig/

    Other things that you might want to consider are used machines, Synchrowave 250's which had been the standard of the industry for the last 25-30 years.... they come on the used market fully equipped with torch, pedal and water cooler in the $1500 range... and while not inverter based and being large/heavy and requiring more input amps... they are a heck of a machine for the money....
    Used inverter based machines ..... with the introduction of new models, most notably the Dynasty 280 that should debut pretty soon, expect that to drive down the prices for used Dynasty 200dx's a bit, so they may come down into a range that suits your budget.......
    There is a lot to think about and weighing the options on needs, wants and budget is a tough one.... it is your dime... and nobody can tell you how to spend it... but if you are not in a hurry, you might spend some time searching ebay listings and CL listings with Search tempest, just to get a better idea of what is available whithin, oh maybe 100 miles of your house....

    http://www.searchtempest.com/

    If money were not a constraint I would suggest you get a Dynasty 350 Tigrunner..... I love mine... but they are pretty proud of them...
    .

    *******************************************
    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..

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