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Old 06-29-2018, 09:49 PM
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With a little bit of the Saturn profits I purchased a used Miller 135 tig machine for $300. It came with the cart and a full 11 lb spool of .024 wire. I am pleased since my old tig machine was a Solar brand and the wire stayed hot all the time, what a pain to weld with plus it only held 1 lb spools of wire. I will use my exisiting 75/25 bottle on the new cart!
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Old 07-02-2018, 08:08 AM
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Sounds like you got a great deal, Andy. 11 lb of wire ain't cheap, so you did real good!
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Old 07-02-2018, 10:55 AM
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Now you just have to teach me to weld and.......

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Old 07-02-2018, 02:58 PM
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I went to pick a part today after Alero parts. Car-part.com said they had 3 Aleros. I called first and they told me how long they had been there and that the ones that had been there over a year were probably gone. All three were still there, I got a color correct bumper cover and all the plastic parts to make it fit for $100.00. I even grabbed the twin horn set for my Saturn.
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Old 07-04-2018, 06:41 PM
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Got the nose fixed on the Alero and took it for a short drive. Still a nice car, now for some maintenance. Parked it in the shop overnight and I came out to coolant on the floor. I ordered a new waterpump, thermostat, belt, tensioner and gaskets. Another $125 from Rock Auto. This car has brand new Toyo Eclipse tires and a new battery just before my grandson tore the nose off it. This will make someone a good car, not as nice as the Saturn but still a good car. This car has the same L61 4 cylinder engine as my L200.
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