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Restoring my ‘57 Lincoln

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Restoring my ‘57 Lincoln

Postby One1 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:41 am

Here’s a few pics and a vid of my freshly restored 1957 Lincoln Idealarc 300 AC/DC. Hot start (arc boost) and dig (special applications) are standard on the machine. 300 amps 100%, 375 amps 60%, 450 amps 35% at 220/460 volts. Just rewired the input with new 8/3 and has 4/0 for work and 1/0 for electrode with tweco clamp. Machine weighs 538 lbs and has multiple transformers and chokes. Everything works perfect and is currently being used for stick and scratch start Tig. Running argon from a period correct Meco flowmeter. By the use of the N/S switch it can be set into low amperage mode and ran from 30 to 80 amps.

https://youtu.be/-bAD0nkF8LA

This forum feature for YouTube doesn’t seem to work right but I’ll try it anyway. [youtube]https://youtu.be/-bAD0nkF8LA[/youtube]

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Re: Restoring my ‘57 Lincoln

Postby tungstendipper » Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:03 am

That is beautiful! When I first read the thread, I was looking for a car.
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Re: Restoring my ‘57 Lincoln

Postby One1 » Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:18 am

Thank you I really enjoy it.
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Re: Restoring my ‘57 Lincoln

Postby MarkL » Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:58 pm

I was expecting to see a car too. Nice work, I admire anyone with the patience to restore stuff.
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