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Thanks 302 but Ive ordered the ProMig 90 and it will get delivered next week (I hope)
I've done a bit more rear Wing filling to try to get a smooth(er!) profile and a bit more fitting on the inner bulkhead glass panel.
But now off for 8 days so "au revour" AO ers.
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Thanks 302 but Ive ordered the ProMig 90 and it will get delivered next week (I hope)
I've done a bit more rear Wing filling to try to get a smooth(er!) profile and a bit more fitting on the inner bulkhead glass panel.
But now off for 8 days so "au revour" AO ers.


Good to get away..... enjoy
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Thanks 302 but Ive ordered the ProMig 90 and it will get delivered next week (I hope)
I've done a bit more rear Wing filling to try to get a smooth(er!) profile and a bit more fitting on the inner bulkhead glass panel.
But now off for 8 days so "au revour" AO ers.
enjoy yourself nicely refreshed for some more alfa action i hope
 
 
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Have fun Philip
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Re: Sprint 6C build up

Back nice and brown - and it is Not oil!
Found a nice big box with my new welder in it, some parts for my exhaust (but not the actual silencer boxes....) and some useful brake pads for the rear discs. So I now need to get some more done but I'm back at work so it will be odd hours in the evening and weekends.
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Welcome back hope you had a good time, lots of new bits to play with and back into the fold.
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welcome back phil, hope you are fully refreshed now
 
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Hi Phil, I'm just back myself from Easter Hollidays

Good to see you received the welder ! Wouldnt have made much progress without it at this stage !
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Re: Sprint 6C build up

Well the Clarke is a nice welder!
Just a little bit of welding along the top of the rear wing and a bit of filler, now to finish off with some new Isopon P38 (as my supply is really old and bumpy!)
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ASN - hope you had a good break

That's the same welder as i've got - now that you have used it - what do find the best setup is ?? - i'm still fiddling with mine to try and get it just right
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i used to fiddle with all teh settings on mine (exact same model as 6c has just bought, same a yours matt?) anyway i tried a few random settings which brings up endless variations then i read the manual and through this site which showed me something i didn't know about the set-up
MIG Welding - The DIY Guide
the wire speed stays pretty much the same even when changing the amp setting.
i usually leave the wire speed around 5 to 5.5.
power settings, the 1/min i found to be too weak even for thin panels unless you slow the wire speed down but then the penetration was poor, it just seem to lay weld on rather than melt the steel.
the next power setting isn't 1/max like i expected, but 2/min confused: maybe that just confused me anyway, that is the power setting i mainly used for welding panels like the sills and screen surround etc.
for heavier work like the floors and jacking points that had thicker steel i set it to 1/max and maybe increased the wire speed slightly, not higher than 6 though or the wire seems to bounce
only used the 2/max setting for the thicker bits like the jacking point sleeve bits themselves

one other thing i found with mine which may be the same on them all? i was getting through an alarming amount of gas, only set it to around 4.5 on the regulator, just enough to hear the gas coming out so i knew i wasn't using excessive amounts whilst welding. then once i went to use it after fitting a new bottle a couple of nights previously and it had only been used for a matter of minutes. the gas ran out within seconds i then realised that despite turning the regulator down each time it must still be leaking. after that i unscrew the reg a few turns from the bottle when i've finished, the bottles last a lot longer then

hope some of that helps, i can't fault the welder for the price
 
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Coming along well, bit of filler and a few hours on that rear quarter and it'll paint up a treat.

Have you properly decided on a colour yet? And will you take it apart again before you get it painted or just paint it as it stands when built?
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Re: Sprint 6C build up

Hi Pud
Well I've spent another hour on the wing and also put the end plates on the rear spoiler so yes it is coming along - hopefully a treat??
The end plates were cut from the off cuts of the louvres, welded, welds dressed with the grinder then hand file. A quick skim of filler and nearly done.
I will be getting it sprayed silver grey as it stands. Then I will run it for a while whilst it all settles down and then in a year or two strip it, fettle it and respray.

A quick question though - do I spray the louvres Body colour or a Satin Black? On the two Alfa/Autodelta 6Cs, one was body colour Red, the other (2nd?) was Black on Red.
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Black, I reckon.

Thats some fine welding

Will you change colour after the two year mark or just stick to silver grey?
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putting the new welder to good use i see nice to see progress again, be up and running in no time
 
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Oh God !
Don't ask for a colour choice we'll all have another 200 posts arguing!
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P.S. Black by the way......
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yes, black to make them stand out
 
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Black, absolutely
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I would definately go for Black !
Wouldnt be nice any other colour .

... However, if you ask Eddie, I'm sure he'll say yellow ...
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It just hit me.... This rear fender will be in the way when you will be servicing the car.... The best solution would be to be removable but since this is not possible just make sure it is solid and welded well.
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A quick question though - do I spray the louvres Body colour or a Satin Black? On the two Alfa/Autodelta 6Cs, one was body colour Red, the other (2nd?) was Black on Red.
I think the cars are the other way around - the 1st car had a 'standard' rear hatch with louvres added and the 2nd car (the Museo Storico Alfa Romeo one) had the completely custom rear hatch with louvres moulded in.

Since you've replicated the 1st car in terms of rear hatch/louvres, I would paint it like that (i.e. black louvres).
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Re: Sprint 6C build up

Hi Greek
- by "Rear Fender" do you mean the rear spoiler? If so, it is welded, - hopefully, well in place but not much servicing will be done over it. It is however a good "finger pincher" and you have to close the tailgate holding the sides. There is lots of access to the engine from the inside of the car.
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You are quite correct - the All Red 6C from Museo Storico is the later one.
I suppose to "productionise" it, the V6 had to go in from the top, so they had to lengthen the tailgate opening. This drastic change to the bodyshell would have increased the cost significantly and made the 6C even more financially risky.
Anyway, following the overwhelming view of the AO, the louvres are now Black!
Again just a quick spray to show the idea and it will serve to highlight where the filler needs to go!
I couldn't resist another shot of those 6 chrome inlet pipes
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Oooh, that's well classy!
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Oooh, that's well classy!
Thanks Lauren!
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wow its really starting to look the part
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