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    I stopped at my neighbors entrance down the road last Friday to fix some pipe that had been broken when a car hit it. I thought I could do it and get gone with out getting caught. He is one of those old guys that just won't let any one do him a favor. He has to pay for any thing done for him even if it takes a few minutes to fix. He caught me as I was rolling up and wanted to pay me for the 30 minutes it took. I told him no way, it was just the neighborly thing to do. He insisted and asked if I would like a welding machine instead of money. He gave me a Lincoln welding machine that hadn't been started in several years. It had the original 10# box of rods he bought with it, about 3#'s missing. Not being even remotely a mechanic, it is at the small engine shop getting fixed.

    I was at the feed store a couple hours later, telling the old geezers that drink coffee there about it, when one said " while your getting free stuff, why don't you come by the house and pick up a drill press that has the table broke on it. It's cast iron and the weldor over in Liberty Hill said it couldn't be welded". I went and got it, took it to the shop and had it fixed before dark.

    I wish I could have gotten some of this free stuff when I first started instead of now when I don't need it
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    Re: Free stuff

    Well, I guess the nice thing to say at this point is......you suck!

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    Re: Free stuff

    Man, what a score! Now that's a good day!
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    Re: Free stuff

    Well, I guess the nice thing to say at this point is......you suck!
    Better than what I was thinking LOL. Seriously tho, good for you Bob.........Mike

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    I wish I could have gotten some of this free stuff when I first started instead of now when I don't need it
    Find a kid just starting out and sell it to him cheap.

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    Re: Free stuff

    I have a brother living down near Houston that would GLADLY pick that WeldenPower up for me seen as you don't "need" it!
    LOL!

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    Re: Free stuff

    Man, that was a hell of a find!!


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    Re: Free stuff

    I've got one of those little WAP's. They'll run a nice bead.
    "You can't out puke a buzzard"

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    Re: Free stuff

    It just goes to show what being a good guy can do.

    People are very generous when they value you. When they
    like you, they want to help you out.

    Good things happen to good people.

    Good free stuff!
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    Re: Free stuff

    Congrats on the new acquisitions.

    I too was a recent recipient of a free small engine drive welder. A Miller Roughneck 2E just like my first ever engine drive I had several years ago and eventually sold to another member here. Haven't done anything with it yet as I have too many other projects to attend to.
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    Re: Free stuff

    Hey Bob? What on earth are you thinking? Doing a "freebie" for a neighbor. DOOD! There goes your "hard a$$" cred!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Re: Free stuff

    Quote Originally Posted by Rog02 View Post
    Hey Bob? What on earth are you thinking? Doing a "freebie" for a neighbor. DOOD! There goes your "hard a$$" cred!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I got no hard *** cred. I'm pretty much a wuss.

    I've got a young man down the road from me that is eat up with welding that I will probably give the machine to in exchange for a little labor here in the shop. I've already given him a torch and regulators. The drill press may come in handy as the one I have was made in the 40's and may not last forever.

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    Re: Free stuff

    Just Kiddin' you Bob. Name:  P0king_Emoticon.gif
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    Actually I was wondering if you have thought of making up a statement so your neighbor could turn it into the driver's insurance company. Let him keep the money and offset the value of the welder.

    Those old WaP units are still popular around here with farmers and small construction guys due to the honest to gawd 6KW genset as well as a decent weld capability.
    Roger
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    Salesman will call, Batteries not included, Assembly is required, and FREE ADVICE IS WORTH EXACTLY WHAT YOU PAY FOR IT!

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    Re: Free stuff


    Bob


    Congrads on your scores.
    The drill press definitely has a story . . .

    I bought this model welder new in 1980. The muffler indicates your welder it is probably a
    later issue in the series, and will not have the following problem.

    Very early examples [in the 100's] had a flawed rotor pilot bushing/bearing, which resulted
    in the rotor to engine draw bolt shearing at the head of the threads - it was a $10.80 part,
    and was eagerly covered by Lincoln - even after their Three Year Warranty lapsed.


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    Your welder has cycled way-more than 3 pounds of rod - and most likely was truck/trailer
    mounted - note, the battery box is missing, and the skid channels have been Gas-Axed, and
    bolted transversely underneath its original home.

    This modification is grounded - the small OEM battery never had enough crank power,
    or duration. Mine [from new and cold] was always hard to start even in mild weather.

    For its age and use - yours should clean up nicely.

    Kudos - for see work that needs to be done - for people who don't ask . . .


    Opus




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    Nice scores Bob. Lots of good folks in and around G'town.
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    Re: Free stuff

    Quote Originally Posted by OPUS FERRO View Post

    Bob


    Congrads on your scores.
    The drill press definitely has a story . . .

    I bought this model welder new in 1980. The muffler indicates your welder it is probably a
    later issue in the series, and will not have the following problem.

    Very early examples [in the 100's] had a flawed rotor pilot bushing/bearing, which resulted
    in the rotor to engine draw bolt shearing at the head of the threads - it was a $10.80 part,
    and was eagerly covered by Lincoln - even after their Three Year Warranty lapsed.


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    Your welder has cycled way-more than 3 pounds of rod - and most likely was truck/trailer
    mounted - note, the battery box is missing, and the skid channels have been Gas-Axed, and
    bolted transversely underneath its original home.

    This modification is grounded - the small OEM battery never had enough crank power,
    or duration. Mine [from new and cold] was always hard to start even in mild weather.

    For its age and use - yours should clean up nicely.

    Kudos - for see work that needs to be done - for people who don't ask . . .


    Opus




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    Thanks for that information, I will check the number to see. I just like that it is a B & S engine so the young man can get it worked on at a lawn mower shop and not have to take it to the big city to an Onan place.

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    Re: Free stuff

    How does that "fine current adjustment" work?
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