View Full Version : Another New Guy.. Warren, MI
07-26-2008, 10:51 PM
Hi I'm kinda a jack of all trades.. I can do decent stick and mig. I'm the least experienced with tig tho thats the machine I want to get. Ideally I want a Miller Dynasty 200 DX, but was curious the thickness of aluminum it can handle? maybe a Lincoln Invertec 350. Anyway I'm into cars I put together a little 91 ford ranger. I like the body style. I put a 302 v8 in it and a twin turbo system. Once I tig up the exhaust and put the wideband where I won't fry it I can finish tuning it. I just bought an 07 mustang GT Premium v8 5 speed etc.. Its how they all should be made. Black on Black is the color I like. .1.
Hello and welcome to the forum. Glad to have you with us.
I've never used the Dynasty 200dx but have used the larger dynasty 350 and own a syncrowave 200. My syncrowave will do 1/4" alum if push it to the max, but preheat helps alot. My guess is the dynasty 200 would be about the same, maybe a tad better.
Post up some picts of your stuff, we'd all love to see it. Good luck.
07-27-2008, 01:08 AM
Welcome aboard ttfiveohranger!
07-27-2008, 02:41 AM
Welcome to the forum ttfiveohranger. a.k.a twin turbo 5.0 Ranger - see, I'm not as dumb as I look!
Hey Stan your cup looks a little empty - I think you need a refill. Like the new signature too!
08-09-2008, 04:41 PM
All my pictures are like 1.5 mb + I've been to busy and lazy to edit and post them.. might update my cardomain quick and post a link?
08-09-2008, 05:38 PM
Welcome - LOVE the avatar!!
Glad you found your way to the Welding Web :).
08-09-2008, 07:09 PM
Welcome ttfiveohranger :waving:
Now we've got a man on the ground sort of close to the front line; maybe he can sneak over and tell us what really cooks in the Motor-City.
08-09-2008, 07:25 PM
Must be a hell of a team!:drinkup::drinkup:Welcolm,,if you have xp,Just right click and there a thing in there for resizing pics,Ive been in the welding buis. for 34 years,But cant type!!!!!!!!! Welome,Jack:):):):):):):)
Or alot will swear they cant fig how to turn the comp on!!!!!!!!!!!
Craig in Denver
08-09-2008, 09:40 PM
Twin turbo'd, V8 Ranger!!! Holly cwap, that thing must be a blast. How do you control traction? I drive a stock 4.0 4wd. I live at (and above) 5800 ft alt. You're at something like 100' (close enough) above sea level. If gas wasn't $4 a gallon, I'd still be dreamin' about a 5.0 for mine. Is yours 2wd, what tranny, will the rear diff handle that?
Thanks, Craig (60, retired and still love HP, I ride a Yamaha V-Max) :cool2:
08-10-2008, 10:26 PM
welcome this is a good site to get info where abouts in Warren? I grew up in Taylor and Detroit and for the 3 years live in Salem just west of Northville i'ts a little town but no neighbors which is great. Going to Washtenaw for welding right now so I'm always getting good infom of this forum. Anyways good luck with that Ranger that sounds bad ***.
08-10-2008, 10:29 PM
just read my reply, meant for the last 3 years I live in Salem
08-31-2008, 09:19 AM
The v8 in my ranger got over 20 miles to the gallon when I didn't have it tuned as good as it will be. With the turbo's hitting boost elevation doesn't matter. They also can increase gas mileage when your not flooring it.. but when you floor it you'll obviously use more gas.. It has a T5 world class trans with up graded gears. an 8.8 in rear end with a locker etc. I put the max punishment the rearend had the traction to handle already.. So as long as I don't hav a big jump in traction I should be just fine.... It has a huge air-air intercooler 24x12x4 inch core.. good to about a 1000 hp. I did all the upgrades to turbo the truck for about $1600.. bargain shopper.. everything works too!!! Tuning isn't quite done yet.. tho I hit 8 psi on the street with the fronts of the turbo's open and the backs with 90 bends and thats it... I'm betting your 4.0 doesn't get close to the same mileage as my truck? Its 2wd right now.. but I want it to be awd/4x4 something about 4 wheel burnouts and twin turbo v8 power and noise that really excites me. My new 07 mustang is begging for some turbo's with 300 hp its to easy to spin the tires... might just get me into too much trouble.. tho with exhaust and ignition upgrades I should bump up the mpg to over 30 on the freeway.. I can get 30 if I drive nice.. never been able to do that for long with that car.. I got it to DRIVE IT!!
Traction could be interesting in the ranger.. it did have tires 11" wide and a locking rearend... now it has my winter tires on it. It will have some fat low sticky tires...
Craig in Denver
08-31-2008, 02:46 PM
Thanks for all the answers. I got over 18mpg once and that was 100% hiway. :rolleyes: Yep, those turbos would spool up some air pressure here, real nice. Congrats on a pair of runners, drive 'em smart. :cool:
08-31-2008, 08:23 PM
Yeah Michigan has a ****ty points system... Easy to lose your driving license here...
08-31-2008, 09:37 PM
Twin Turbos, V-8 itty-bitty tires, what a screamer! Welcome ttfiveohanger, I too like your avatar.
08-31-2008, 09:41 PM
welcome, this forum will be a great resource for all your welding questions!
10-21-2008, 01:16 PM
welcome, I am over in Clinton twp. Lived in warren for quite awhile.
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