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PostPosted: August 24, 2011, 6:53 pm 
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Odessa wrote:

What kind of welding are you doing?
I use carbon dioxide welding. ( correctly understood the question? )


That's interesting. I've never known any welders that use CO2 in the US, most use argon.
It's good to find out what others are doing. I know that in England they braze race car chassis alot.
I like to silver solder tabs onto 4130 tubing and feel I'm the only one in the world that does that.


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PostPosted: August 24, 2011, 10:59 pm 
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Ewhen hello, Я нормально говорю и на украинском и на русском но Одесса город многонациональный и все говорят на русском. Я очень плохо знаю английский язык и поэтому пишу на двух языках, может если не понятен мой английский смогут перевести с оригинала.
Я с удовольствием познакомлюсь и пообщаюсь мой майл viziter2006@yahoo.com




Привет Друже Одесса
Мне очень трудно ґоворить руским, потому что мої
родители из западной Украини, и не всеґда моґу
ответить точно.Я тепер живу в Монтреалье Канада
и понимаю все латинскиє язики. Твой анґлийский
понимаю хорошо, и мне лутше пояснить техничниє вопроси.

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Друже Odessa
In the past we built many so called hand built cars
for track racing, for road use and as show-cars, we still
have all stainless steel and fiberglass 1923 Altered
Ford model pickup candyapple, naugahyde, blabla HOT-rod.
Also recent built replicas of Lotus Seven, here below
a link to show some of them.

http://www.youtube.com/user/ewhen#p/u/1/bwotGoYKo_w

Should our past experience (and don't doum mistakes) be of any use in your project, please do not hesitate io contact us on this Locost Forum.

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PostPosted: August 24, 2011, 11:38 pm 
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Odessa wrote:
Евген, Це твій локост? Дуже добре виглядає і бачу що потужний двигун. Підкажи будь ласка в чому різниця між лотус і локост.


Ріжниця є структуральна але це не важне
якщо в Україні нема проблеми вживати
машину на публічних дорогах.
Льотус Севен картина, це моя орігінална
гонна машина з літ 1960 /70. Тепер я
вжибаю механіку із Тоиота сільвертоп
165 ГП. Мах.швидкість 240 Км .

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PostPosted: August 25, 2011, 2:33 pm 
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BARBAPAPA wrote:
Odessa wrote:

What kind of welding are you doing?
I use carbon dioxide welding. ( correctly understood the question? )


That's interesting. I've never known any welders that use CO2 in the US, most use argon.
It's good to find out what others are doing. I know that in England they braze race car chassis alot.
I like to silver solder tabs onto 4130 tubing and feel I'm the only one in the world that does that.


В Украине аргон используют для алюминия, нержавейки.

In Ukraine, argon is used for aluminum, stainless steel.
Unfortunately I could not understand "I like to silver solder tabs onto 4130 tubing and feel I'm the only one in the world that does that."

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PostPosted: August 25, 2011, 3:05 pm 
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Ewhen , I liked the garage, like Lotus Seven that you build. I understand that you know how to work with an English wheel, respect! In Ukraine, the little building and it is difficult to obtain a document for the road. Later, to show the document to the frame. The document confirmed the reliability of the design.

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PostPosted: August 25, 2011, 3:37 pm 
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nose cone and wings I ordered from Russia. This clone replica Birkin. All details will be adapted for my frame. To build a body made ​​from a metal frame. A friend made ​​them on the computer ... and some more details.


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PostPosted: August 25, 2011, 3:48 pm 
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I really enjoyed your videos. Please post more. :cheers:


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PostPosted: August 26, 2011, 6:05 am 
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Here in Arkansas, welding supply shops sell argon, argon/CO2 mix, any of several argon/CO2/helium mixes under fancy names, or straight CO2. Straight argon makes a nice clean weld, adding some CO2 gives better penetration on steel. I forget the reasoning for the helium mixes, but what I tried didn't make any difference on the stuff I weld. Straight CO2 works okay, but it's a bit harder to hold a stable arc, at least with my machine.


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PostPosted: August 26, 2011, 10:22 am 
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TRX wrote:
Here in Arkansas, welding supply shops sell argon, argon/CO2 mix, any of several argon/CO2/helium mixes under fancy names, or straight CO2. Straight argon makes a nice clean weld, adding some CO2 gives better penetration on steel. I forget the reasoning for the helium mixes, but what I tried didn't make any difference on the stuff I weld. Straight CO2 works okay, but it's a bit harder to hold a stable arc, at least with my machine.



I used straight CO2 when I was doing wrought iron railings for tract homes, not so bad to work with just a little messier and requires a bit of patience. ..

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PostPosted: August 27, 2011, 1:47 am 
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This is a welder who worked. If you want to weld stainless steel, wire change (put stainless steel and argon gas.


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PostPosted: August 27, 2011, 2:06 am 
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When building the frame gradually buying items that are ordered in America, England. I tried to find good and not expensive.
http://www.cbsonline.co.uk/ buy here trim clihs.


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When it came time to work with the rear suspension, thoughtful. In 2107 vases Panara. A friend says it's boring. Then found a solution ... I'm sure that will work well.


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Welcome. Interesting build. We have a small city here in the U.S. named Odessa. It is in the state of Texas near the city of MIdland. Midland is the home of a great car builder named Jim Hall. He built Chaparral racing cars.


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photoman wrote:
Welcome. Interesting build. We have a small city here in the U.S. named Odessa. It is in the state of Texas near the city of MIdland. Midland is the home of a great car builder named Jim Hall. He built Chaparral racing cars.


Yes, this is a great sports car! Such machines do not have children, they are always highly sought after.


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Hmm... as far as I know, that's the first 7 I've seen with a four link rear end!


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