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  1. #151
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    Re: 1936 SA200 Restoration

    Keep at the good work!
    When I first saw this thread I though "no way". Now I can't wait to see the finished product!
    Last edited by kald; 05-07-2013 at 09:58 PM.

  2. #152
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    Re: 1936 SA200 Restoration

    Bob Crowe spent 30 min on the phone with me looking for the winding specs for my 49 junior , he sent all the info to my e-mail that day . unbelievable how far back their records go , and the willingness to share . he also sent me drawings of the 4 position selector switch , with that info I was able to build one from scratch. cant say enough about how helpful Lincoln is with these machines

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    Re: 1936 SA200 Restoration

    It is truly refreshing to hear about a company that cares these days.

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    Re: 1936 SA200 Restoration

    Took today off to take Grand Pa to the generator Dr. for an evaluation. Hope the Dr. wont mind me taking photo's and making notes. Will post more later.
    14 SA200's from 1936 to 1973
    SA250, Classic 300D she hasnt seen yet...Yes she has
    ESAB Power Cut 1600
    2 LN25 innershield, Mig
    Magnum SG Spool Gun / Control Module
    Tig Module K930
    250/250 round top
    Power Mig 180C

  5. #155
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    Re: 1936 SA200 Restoration

    It was a lot easier to move as one unit. The individual pieces were a little more challenging. In the end I blocked it all up and nailed it down to the plywood. Only needed one strap in the end. I should have thought of this much earlier.


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    I had a good conversation with Bob from Northern Electric. He agreed to let me photograph the testing and any work that may need to be done. Maybe even video if I can take the time to learn the ins and outs of posting it. It will be about 3 weeks before it's on the schedule.

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    The tank on the cart to the left is from a SA250 that they are currently working on.

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    14 SA200's from 1936 to 1973
    SA250, Classic 300D she hasnt seen yet...Yes she has
    ESAB Power Cut 1600
    2 LN25 innershield, Mig
    Magnum SG Spool Gun / Control Module
    Tig Module K930
    250/250 round top
    Power Mig 180C

  6. #156
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    Re: 1936 SA200 Restoration

    Cool looking building. Looking forward to seeing the results too.
    MM200 w/Spoolmatic 1
    Syncrowave 180SD
    Bobcat 225G Plus - LP/NG
    MUTT Suitcase Wirefeeder
    WC-1S/Spoolmatic 1
    HF-251D-1
    PakMaster 100XL
    SA-200 Blackface Code# 8638
    Star Jet 21-110

    Two term limit - one in office, one in jail.

  7. #157
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    Re: 1936 SA200 Restoration

    This thread just keeps getting better!
    Keep up the good work.
    Lincoln SA-200 code 4816
    Lincoln Power Mig 180c
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    Koike Aronson IK-12 Beetle track burner

  8. #158
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    Re: 1936 SA200 Restoration

    Can't wait to see this all finished! It's gonna look great! Keep up the awesome work
    1955 SA200 Shorthood
    1969 SA200 Redface
    1979 SA200 Blackface

  9. #159
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    Re: 1936 SA200 Restoration

    duaneb55
    The shop is located in the heart of theold mill area along the waterfront in NewBedford Ma. The building is a fixit mans dream. If only I could move it to my house. It is a fixer upper but that is not what I mean. Built in hoists and beam trolleys. Three phase power, heavy concrete floors. Enclosed loading area. Frieght terminal close by. I could put all my shop equipment and tooling in it with room for all my current rusty stuff and still have room to work on it all, INSIDE the building. Alright so I may be dreaming a bit but it would be nice. I am sure that there will be more photos of the interior while following the work to come.

    Alaska Marty, Backyard Welder
    Definatley more to come.


    I am going to spend a few hours learning about how and what to do to post video. Now that I have found a way to get 36 hours out of a day it wont be much at all.
    14 SA200's from 1936 to 1973
    SA250, Classic 300D she hasnt seen yet...Yes she has
    ESAB Power Cut 1600
    2 LN25 innershield, Mig
    Magnum SG Spool Gun / Control Module
    Tig Module K930
    250/250 round top
    Power Mig 180C

  10. #160
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    Re: 1936 SA200 Restoration

    Quote Originally Posted by 7A749 View Post
    Yeah, ditto on the building.

    I was thinking the exact same thing Duane was.

    If you get your Lincoln info together & want to post an info thread on specs, whatever let me know.

    Ill make it a sticky.

    You rock bro. Gonna be awesome when its done.
    7A749

    The list is not forgotten just taken a side seat to the restoration for a while. It will be done.
    I have a couple of different formats but not yet finalized.
    14 SA200's from 1936 to 1973
    SA250, Classic 300D she hasnt seen yet...Yes she has
    ESAB Power Cut 1600
    2 LN25 innershield, Mig
    Magnum SG Spool Gun / Control Module
    Tig Module K930
    250/250 round top
    Power Mig 180C

  11. #161
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    Re: 1936 SA200 Restoration

    Oh man, that thing is rusty and old! should of left it where you found it and bought a newer machine!

  12. #162
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    Re: 1936 SA200 Restoration

    Bite your tongue Blue!!
    MM200 w/Spoolmatic 1
    Syncrowave 180SD
    Bobcat 225G Plus - LP/NG
    MUTT Suitcase Wirefeeder
    WC-1S/Spoolmatic 1
    HF-251D-1
    PakMaster 100XL
    SA-200 Blackface Code# 8638
    Star Jet 21-110

    Two term limit - one in office, one in jail.

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    Re: 1936 SA200 Restoration

    Very impressive sir very impressive in deed no more words needed to describe this your pictures do all the talking andex.
    Ranger 250 thick stuff
    Hobart Handler 140 not thick stuff
    the pane and oxy setup

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    Re: 1936 SA200 Restoration

    Power of Blue Re: 1936 SA200 Restoration

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    Oh man, that thing is rusty and old! should of left it where you found it and bought a newer machine!


    Blue
    That is exactly why I have undertaken this project. Becuase it is Really Rusty and Really old. I have newer machines, 20,30,40 and 60 years newer. But again that is why I have taken on this project. To most that dont understand I dont try to explain. But
    For me this is a chance to rescue a part of our American heratige. From a time when America was the place of inovation.
    This was one of the first models of a "portable" welder. Produced from 1932 to 1937. Released from the umbilical cord of Thomas Edison or John Tesla. In a time when rural america still was without electrical power. I do like Edisons line "I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."
    As I disassembled this machine it still amazes me to see the quality of wormanship and fit that was achieved in a time without computers and cnc machines. But then I learned my machine shop skills from those who did all there work with dial indicators and vernier calipers. Some thought the digital readout on the milling machine was for the novice. I never bought into that one.
    The other day I had someone ask me " What will it be worth once it's done?" I had to answer, I dont know. But like taking a hit and miss engine to a show and have people think about what it was like back in its day. When most everything was done by hand. No televison or microwave. Electricity if you had it was for a few light bulbs and an Ice box was just that.
    So in turn If it can make us think back to Nikolai Bernardos. And when welding was first done with an electrical arc instead of a gas torch or in a forge. To when Lincoln perfected the flux on an electrode. When welds replaced rivets and metalurgy grew in leaps and bounds.
    The price would be ?
    14 SA200's from 1936 to 1973
    SA250, Classic 300D she hasnt seen yet...Yes she has
    ESAB Power Cut 1600
    2 LN25 innershield, Mig
    Magnum SG Spool Gun / Control Module
    Tig Module K930
    250/250 round top
    Power Mig 180C

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    Re: 1936 SA200 Restoration

    X2 what he ^ said.
    MM200 w/Spoolmatic 1
    Syncrowave 180SD
    Bobcat 225G Plus - LP/NG
    MUTT Suitcase Wirefeeder
    WC-1S/Spoolmatic 1
    HF-251D-1
    PakMaster 100XL
    SA-200 Blackface Code# 8638
    Star Jet 21-110

    Two term limit - one in office, one in jail.

  16. #166
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    Re: 1936 SA200 Restoration

    X3, bravo!
    Blue does not appreciate a real piece of history.
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    Hobart Hefty CC/CV suitcase wire feeder
    Koike Aronson IK-12 Beetle track burner

  17. #167
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    Re: 1936 SA200 Restoration

    Anyone would be kind of blue if didn't have the history a Lincoln has !!!

  18. #168
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    Re: 1936 SA200 Restoration

    Where abouts in Ma are you Andex?..I thought that looked like the place in New Bedford.
    Miller Syncrowave 180
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    Lincoln Ac/Dc buzzbox
    Cutmaster 38 plasma
    Oxy/Acet torch
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    Re: 1936 SA200 Restoration

    Quote Originally Posted by Power of Blue View Post
    Oh man, that thing is rusty and old! should of left it where you found it and bought a newer machine!
    Ahhhh....definition of the word "clueless"

  20. #170
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    Re: 1936 SA200 Restoration

    I thought he was just being sarcastic and forgot the emotion. Good job on the restore though, I like seeing updated in this thread.

  21. #171
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    Re: 1936 SA200 Restoration

    what will it be worth when its done ? priceless ! my 1949 junior is worthless on the ebay market , it means something to me. we understand if they don't

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    Re: 1936 SA200 Restoration

    All
    I thankyou for the support. Wether you like Red or Blue is up to you. Its part of what makes America great.

    To Blue
    I took no malace in your post. However you meant it, I took it a bit tounge in cheek. How could I not. Most sane rational people would have thought just what you said. Fortunatley, I am not one of them.

    ChrisA7164
    North of Rochester, East of Lakeville, South of Halifax and West of Plymoluth. You could say I am in the "Middle" of them all.
    14 SA200's from 1936 to 1973
    SA250, Classic 300D she hasnt seen yet...Yes she has
    ESAB Power Cut 1600
    2 LN25 innershield, Mig
    Magnum SG Spool Gun / Control Module
    Tig Module K930
    250/250 round top
    Power Mig 180C

  23. #173
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    Re: 1936 SA200 Restoration

    ahhh..not far from there myself..sad to hear about one of your police officers.
    Miller Syncrowave 180
    Miller 211 w/ spool-gun
    Lincoln Ac/Dc buzzbox
    Cutmaster 38 plasma
    Oxy/Acet torch
    DeWalt Multi cutter
    Fiber Metal helmets(old school)
    Enough Snap-On to be a dealer

  24. #174
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    Re: 1936 SA200 Restoration

    I would think any one from this forum that is any where near close to you would love to come and visit with this machine when its ready to be used.
    I know If I was within a couple hundred miles I would be there with pizza and beer , just to be able to watch it being used.
    Well done and thanks for bringing a real classic back to life and use.
    Regards Chris

  25. #175
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    Re: 1936 SA200 Restoration

    I think it would be cool to find an old truck of the same vintage, mount this thing on the back and letter it up as a mobile welding service sign on the door.

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