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Auto Affair
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Last Activity: Yesterday, 11:38 PM
Joined: 06-07-2012
Location: Almost Paradise
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  • Auto Affair
    replied to Gpb 260
    Think boy, think. You are NOT thinking. Right out of the gate you insult customer service from the sponsor of the very website you ask help from. That is NOT thinking!! Many on this and other sites would come to your assistance if your "tone" or attitude is correct and it hasn't been yet....
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  • Auto Affair
    replied to Gpb 260
    I hope he does respond back as I'd be interested in knowing what the gent has, or is interested in.

    I'd like to see him participate but realize arrogance, or belligerence can and will be met with the same.

    You've proven willing to work with those that don't know about their...
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  • Auto Affair
    replied to Gpb 260
    Waste of time to work with you. Hardly think you know more about Hobart Bros. than any of us whom make a living with it.
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  • Auto Affair
    replied to Gpb 260
    I'd be very unwilling to lend any support to this individual whom has no further interest than identify the item to his satisfaction to resale it. If the machine has a four cylinder Wisconsin installed it is a replacement, or the poser has no inkling of what he has and is looking to profit from other's...
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  • Auto Affair
    replied to Hobart gb-318
    Most of it and have done a couple of jobs. Still have a ways to go yet but only purchase new when absolutely necessary. Going to retire early next month from the full time employer to strike out on the different path as a hobby.

    This page will give you options also. http://www.fillerne...
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    Last edited by Auto Affair; 01-15-2018, 10:01 AM.

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  • Auto Affair
    replied to Hobart gb-318
    If you need measurements of the caps I ordered let me know.
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  • Auto Affair
    replied to Hobart gb-318
    Yes I do. www.reliableaftermarketparts.com

    I caught the caps on sale as they fit both the radiator and fuel tanks for all my engine drives. Look for them on ebay as it's cheaper to purchase there than their website believe it or not. I even called them direct and they told me to purchase...
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  • Auto Affair
    replied to Hobart gb-318
    Nice to hear you have it running/operating. Good feeling I'm sure.

    Mine has a zero pressure cap also. Think I ordered six of them from a single vendor on ebay for about $8.00 each.
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  • Auto Affair
    replied to Hobart gb-318
    Looks like common pump and now you can keep coolant in it I'm sure. 4AWG for leads will carry 1/8" electrode alright but they will get warm to the touch. With that machine and it's capability, I'd go with 1AWG wire which is still a bit light but would work fine.
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  • Auto Affair
    replied to Hobart gb-318
    The engine is probably running a bit slower than 1800 rpm at high idle to only have 70VDC. It will strike an arc at roughly 25A so you should be able to carry an arc unless the commutator is not making good contact with the brushes from corrosion. Need to also ensure where the brushes wires land are...
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  • Auto Affair
    replied to Hobart gb-318
    Housing corroded? Any bearing supply house should be able to come up with a seal for you.

    Easy to get upside down in these old machines so best make certain you like it before jumping deep. I grew up around Hobart so second nature to me with the brand. Being DC only will really limit you...
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  • Auto Affair
    replied to Hobart gb-318
    Yup. No current or voltage at output terminals with polarity switch in the center position.
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  • Auto Affair
    replied to Hobart gb-318
    The polarity switch needs to be out of the center position. Center position is "off" at the output terminals.

    Brushes need to be "down" when flashing with DC voltage. The brushes need to float in their holders with the spring pressure pushing them down.
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  • Auto Affair
    replied to Hobart gb-318
    The two-piece pump will not fit. The aiming of the inlet to the pump is relocated from the intregal pump. If your housing is good, it is very well worth rebuilding.
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  • Auto Affair
    replied to Hobart gb-318
    That pump is the most common one and easily sourced through auto parts stores. Use a 1950 Dodge with either a 218, or 230 cubic inch engine and you'll be set if you want to go that way. I'm thinking although the radiator looks very similar in appearance there were differences between it and the automobile...
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  • Auto Affair
    replied to Hobart gb-318
    There were two pumps available. One had a bolt on inlet neck, the other integral to the casting. If yours in integral then it is the same as used mostly. The exciter section is at the rear of the engine. Standing on the right side of the welder, take a battery charger and momentarily touch one brush...
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  • Auto Affair
    replied to Hobart gb-318
    I had my water pump rebuilt through RockAuto.com last February. I used a 1950 Plymouth car as the example and the cost was about $90.00 with shipping both ways. Making only 1.5VDC at the terminals means it needs the brushes area cleaned up and the exciter section "flashed" to get output power....
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  • Auto Affair
    replied to Hobart gb-318
    Real Good and glad to hear it. Let me know if you have DC voltage at the welding terminals. It should be about 90VDC at 1800rpm, and about 25 or so at 900. If you don't have this it won't weld and will need some additional attention.

    I think your machine is older than mine, (1957) citing...
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    Last edited by Auto Affair; 01-01-2018, 01:33 PM.

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  • Auto Affair
    replied to Hobart gb-318
    Pull the plugs and do a compression test as the valves like to stick in those engines....
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  • Auto Affair
    replied to New Format...
    I certainly tired of it but kept tabs to when it was addressed. Lots of old names have departed probably to never return....
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