# What does what?

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#### Polarbar

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Hello to all you wizards and magicians! My old Miller 400 Big Red was vandalized and I'd like to get her going again. Does anybody know of a book or other source of information on how welders that run off alternator power work? I have schematics but reading and understanding them is another matter! Thanks.

#### Chippie

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One for TCMtech by the sound of it...He's a bit of a wiz on welder thingies

Might be worth dropping him a pm..
I hope I'm not overstepping the mark by suggesting this...

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#### Polarbar

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Not to worry. I'd rather not get an answer than get you in trouble. Thanks for caring.

#### Mickster

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One for TCMtech by the sound of it...He's a bit of a wiz on welder thingies

Might be worth dropping him a pm..
I hope I'm not overstepping the mark by suggesting this...

I'd say a definite for the first part, but probably not for the PM.

The reason for this, is that nobody else would benefit from a PM between the OP and the person in a position most likely to offer advice, due to the conversation taking place outside of the public forum. Persons searching & finding the forum, due to the keywords contained within the post, (not the title - vague to say the least ) would end up against a brick wall.

I've sent TCM a link to the thread and I'm quite sure he'll likely be asking what year/model the Miller is, what has been damaged, what is not clear on the schematics, etc.

Give as much information as possible and it's likely that an answer, or at least, sufficient tips to arrive at an answer may be provided.

Regards.

#### tcmtech

##### Banned
Got PMed any way. I dont mind at all!

So what do you need or need to know?

I have an actual Miller Big 40 gas drive I am parting out. Its the same machine as the 400 amp units. The cam shaft stripped out on the previous owner with only 500 running hours on it! It then sat in a farm storage building for about 25 years until I acquired it for trade on a day of fixing farm equipment. I have no use or intentions for it. If you need parts I probably have them and I have the full service manuals too. But if you cant read the schematics your not going to have much luck with the service books either.

#### BrownOut

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I acquired it for trade on a day of fixing farm equipment. I have no use or intentions for it

#### tcmtech

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Fair enough, but a low hours continental F-163 block is worth $800 alone. The copper and radiator is worth around$300 and the misc other stuff crankshaft, connecting rods, head, flywheel, starter, carburetor, and welder end components would bring an easy $1000 on an on line auction. (I did some on line checking rather recently.) I worked as a service tech for a welding supply company and part of my business for the past three years has been welder repair and salvage, so I have gotten to know the practical resale value of dead machines very well. My offer still stands$800. Its less than half what the going rate is for the parts.
I have seen these and similar old machines in poor running and hardly working condition bring $1000 -$1500 at farm auctions before. The Lincoln Pipeliners can hit double that for old beat up machines with 30K+ running hours on them!

What I do is the same business as an auto salvage yard. A dead vehicle is useless junk to most people but when you need parts for a car they get fair price for stuff.
I just dont have a real want yet to start stripping this one at the moment. It can sit here another season. I have a 10Kw 3 phase gen set with the exact same engine so I am not in any hurry to part this one out to any great extent yet.

If the parts are not that valuable why did someone run off with yours?
Very few people know the value of old industrial engine parts let alone old welder parts!

#### duffy

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Polarbar, you say your welder was vandalized, sounds like someone stole some parts off it - what's missing?

#### MARINE1142

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I agree \$800.00 is a good deal for a miller big 40G I repair welding equipment also and its more than fair to a person who needs the parts. The electrical parts alone are worth more than that.

#### Hero999

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why did someone run off with yours?
He said it was vandalised not stolen.

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