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  1. #251
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    Re: We Need An SA-200 Info/FAQ Sticky

    Quote Originally Posted by Pipeliner View Post
    There are good and bad to both I guess. I've used the kind like Weldmart sells. I believe you'll have to notch your hood for the padlock bar to go up though. Then the padlock lays flat on your hood and slides / scratches a half moon out of your paint.

    The major disadvantage to the one LL sells is the fact that the lock faces straight up and will be frozen closed when it rains / snows. And you'll still have to drill holes for the hold down bolts to go through your hood.

    As with any lock, either choice is only going to keep the honest folks out. With that said, of the two, if you can live with a notch in the hood and the paint beat off from the padlock, I think the one Weldmart has would be my choice. And regardless of which one you choose, be sure to educate your helper that using the torch to thaw the lock is a big no no.
    When I have a padlock bouncing off paint that I care about I slip a piece of bike inner tube over the lock as a bumper/cushion. The up facing lock can be sealed with a dab of Vaseline smeared over the key hole ( tends to lube the keyway and pins as a bonus) but padlocks have been difficult to keep moisture out- even if I seal the keyway, the shackle holes seem to take on moisture and freeze. Or you can do what fussy drivers that have straight stacks do- put a bucket over it overnight.
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  2. #252
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    Re: We Need An SA-200 Info/FAQ Sticky

    To deter theft or tampering with my machine, I stuck a vibration detector on it. The kind used for windows. Works great. You can't touch the machine without it going off. Very cheap, very sensitive and loud. Mine has a magnet on it so I just stick it under the door. Guaranteed to scare off anyone.
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  3. #253

    Re: We Need An SA-200 Info/FAQ Sticky

    Hey guys, new to the forum and new to the Lincoln sa 200. Sorry if i post this in the wrong spot but I found this thread and it is very helpful. Just bought my 1963 Lincoln f163 redface (I believe it's a red face). Is there any way to tell that it is for sure a red face and what year it it? Face plate is worn and doesn't have any color to it. Code on the faceplate says 6633 if that helps. It cranks and has good compression, just doesn't have any spark, picked it up for $1000, was it a good deal? Thanks in advance


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  4. #254
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    Re: We Need An SA-200 Info/FAQ Sticky

    Quote Originally Posted by levimeloy View Post
    Hey guys, new to the forum and new to the Lincoln sa 200. Sorry if i post this in the wrong spot but I found this thread and it is very helpful. Just bought my 1963 Lincoln f163 redface (I believe it's a red face). Is there any way to tell that it is for sure a red face and what year it it? Face plate is worn and doesn't have any color to it. Code on the faceplate says 6633 if that helps. It cranks and has good compression, just doesn't have any spark, picked it up for $1000, was it a good deal? Thanks in advance
    I have a '68 red face Code# 6633.

    There are 2 "red" faceplates for the SA200. PN M8803 covers Code#s 3418 to 5841 and M10926 covers Code#s 5957 to 7242 (our machines).

    There's also a red/blue faceplate for Code#s 4149 & 4150.

    http://stumpfweldingsupplies.com/200_Nameplates.html
    http://billswelderrepair.com/faceplates.html

    Your no spark issue may just be crusty points in the mag that can be cleaned up with a little sandpaper or points file.
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  5. #255
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    Re: We Need An SA-200 Info/FAQ Sticky

    This is a service manual link provided by Bill's Welder Repair in OKC to nearly every code # SA200 manufactured. This was on the Lincoln site at one time, but I haven't looked lately to see if it's still up.

    http://www.billswelderrepair.com/fil...00_manuals.pdf

    This is a collaboration of all manuals, so you'll need to reference your code # to determine the correct manual. It's a big file (not a smartphone in the field friendly size) so be patient. I'm sure by now everyone has at least a PDF copy saved to their hard drive, but if not now is a good time to do so.

    And thank you to Bill's in OKC for making it accessible in this fashion.
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