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Old 02-10-2006, 08:18 AM   #16
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It's really hard to see what your doing.
I presume you've not got an auto-darkening helmet then ? If not, get one - its makes life soooooooo much easier !
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Old 02-10-2006, 08:41 AM   #17
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It's really hard to see what your doing.
I presume you've not got an auto-darkening helmet then ? If not, get one - its makes life soooooooo much easier !
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Old 02-10-2006, 05:38 PM   #18
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Didn't even know something like that exsisted. I'll have to look in to that. right now I'm using goggles with a flip up lense. that seem to work but sometimes I for get to put the lence back down when I start. That's probably not good
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Old 02-10-2006, 08:25 PM   #19
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using goggles is definatly not a good idea anyway get a lot of uv radiation from electric (ark, mig....) welding = sunburn why welding visors have a full face shield , just use those for gas welding. also looking at an ark can give you ark eye, which is apparently very very painfull. something about burning the surface of your eyes, the painfull bit comes when it starts to heal itself. imagine sunburnt eyes
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Old 02-10-2006, 09:11 PM   #20
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Yeha, goggles are usually only quite a low shade, like 5 or so - helmets designed for mig / tig etc are much higher - like 11, 12, 13 or so. The auto ones cover a range - mine, I think, is 7 to 12.
These goggles are shade 5:
http://www.welduk.com/Details.asp?ProductID=211

Whereas these auto helmets cover a range:
http://www.welduk.com/Results1.asp?Category=49

My mate's welded without the right clobber a couple of times - and he says the pain from arc-eye is unbelievably horrid ! I wonder if that why his eyesight went bad enough to need laser eye surgery ?!!
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Arc eye.... had it, wouldnt recommend it to anyone...... basically imagine being sensitive to all light and having to be locked in a darkened room.... all without a Miss whiplash either....
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Old 03-10-2006, 01:57 AM   #22
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Yeha, goggles are usually only quite a low shade, like 5 or so - helmets designed for mig / tig etc are much higher - like 11, 12, 13 or so. The auto ones cover a range - mine, I think, is 7 to 12.
These goggles are shade 5:
http://www.welduk.com/Details.asp?ProductID=211

Whereas these auto helmets cover a range:
http://www.welduk.com/Results1.asp?Category=49

My mate's welded without the right clobber a couple of times - and he says the pain from arc-eye is unbelievably horrid ! I wonder if that why his eyesight went bad enough to need laser eye surgery ?!!
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I think I look into those face sheilds.
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Old 05-10-2006, 10:12 PM   #23
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I don't think I agree with the building one of these yourself is cheep idea . I am nearing 30 grand on mine. Done every bit myself. Of course, I really spared no expense LOL. As for wiring. I am using a Painless setup. And for a computer I am using Accel DFI. Might as well go whole hog with 100% control (plus comes with drivetrain wiring harness and sensors. I also got the Accel dual sync distributor, injectors, coil, and spark box. Not much Mini left in my Mini, but I hope it will be more reliable than a stocker.
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Old 06-11-2006, 04:19 AM   #24
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Just thought I would through in a quick update.

I can't start on my new build till I sell the one I have now. So BTW I have a VTEV Mini for sale if anyone is interested.

I've also been thinking that it's going to cost way to mucvh $$ to get all that I need for the shell I bought. So when my car sells I will bve looking for a cheep Mini with all the parts.

That's about it. Oh and I bought a Mini Pickup. I'm leaving that stock though. It's a 68 leyland Austin.
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