in 1971 my dad bought this old pipeliner for a whopping $20 it had a "dead" spot on the selector dial, other than that it ran and welded like a champ. I learned how to weld on this machine when I was about 8 years old. We used it on and off over the years but it mostly just sat in a pole building at my grandpas house.
Recently I discovered my old welding mentor CEP was collecting and restoring SA 200's, I had thought about dragging ours out of the shed and going thru it but hadn't done anything about it. once I saw what CEP had done with his I was hooked and so begins my resto project. I have restored 20+ hit and miss engines and a few motorcycles but never a welder... looks pretty straightforward but I am sure that I will have plenty of questions as I go thru it this winter.