How-to: Transmission Gear and Iron Case Restoration

Narrated Slideshow:  ‘How-to’ Transmission Gear and Iron Transmission Case Restoration…At the 2011 Midwest Willys Reunion, Moses Ludel was the guest speaker at the banquet. To serve this niche Jeep interest group, he discussed a variety of vintage mechanical restoration processes.  As NOS parts availability decreases, an increasingly important practice is the restoration of gears and […]

Moses Ludel Lecture and Slideshow: Cast Iron TIG Repair

Moses Ludel’s Guest Lecture and Slideshow at the 2011 Spring Midwest Willys Reunion: TIG Repair of a Large Cast Iron Axle Housing!      Damaged, rare axle castings can be repaired. In this presentation at the 2011 Spring Midwest Willys Reunion, Moses Ludel discusses the right filler rod and TIG welding technique for best outcomes when restoring […]

How-to: Iron Engine Block Casting TIG Weld Repair

Professional Iron Block Casting Repair with Weld Mold 700/750 TIG Filler Rod! See this Caterpillar engine block repair, using TIG (GTAW) welding process and Weld Mold Company 700 and 750 filler rod. The bare block fix, performed on the shop floor at Brad Falin’s Fernley, Nevada heavy equipment repair facility, took two hours and saved thousands of dollars. […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – HTP America Invertig 221 Stick & TIG Welder

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – HTP America Invertig 221 Stick & TIG Welder

Our Shop Installs the HTP America Invertig 221 AC/DC Welder! The HTP America Invertig 221 delivers state-of-the-art inverter technology. Sometimes, big things come in smaller packages—this compact machine runs circles around older transformer equipment! Invertig 221 performance also outstrips the competitors’ inverter machines. 4WD Mechanix Magazine enjoyed the many features of HTP America’s Invertig 201 […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – TIG Welding Technique

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – TIG Welding Technique

Mastering TIG (GTAW) Welding TIG is my welding method of choice for all casting repairs. Here, a cracked, obsolete gray iron casting requires restoration. Cracks have been burr ground to their roots; the casting has been bead blasted; and final cleaning with denatured alcohol removed all contaminants. A hole drilled at the end of each […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Welding & Metal Fabrication Workshop

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Welding & Metal Fabrication Workshop

Welding & Fabrication Workshop: Improve Your Welding & Brazing Skills For many 4×4 shops and Jeep 4WD owners, welding plays an important role. If you repair, modify or upgrade Jeep 4WD vehicles or four-wheel drive components, welding is a vital skill. Want to do your own welding repairs and metal fabrication work? See the ‘how-to’ […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – How-to: Welding Class

Video Introduction to the ‘How-to: Welding Class’ In this video, Moses Ludel welcomes viewers and students to the ‘How-to: Welding Class’ at 4WD Mechanix Magazine. Hear what you can gain from these free tutorials! Tip: Open these video frames to “Full-screen” mode for maximum impact—this is HD video and full-screen ready!  In addition to the […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Welding & Cutting Equipment

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Welding & Cutting Equipment

Learn More About Welding & Cutting Equipment for Your Shop! Do-it-yourself Jeep 4WD owners and 4×4 shop techicians value their tools. To install custom accessories or an aftermarket suspension kit often requires welding and cutting equipment. Welding is also the means for repairing, fabricating and modifying metal assemblies. Given the pounding a Jeep 4WD takes […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Become a Better Jeep Mechanic

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Become a Better Jeep Mechanic

      Jeep 4WD How-to: Become a Better Mechanic!   Whether you work on your own Jeep 4×4, own a four-wheel drive specialty shop or plan to travel in rugged and isolated back country, you need mechanical savvy! The Jeep 4WD lifestyle includes roaming open country with a free spirit—the quality of that experience depends upon the reliability and safe function […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Welding & Cutting Methods

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Welding & Cutting Methods

Welding Methods for Fabricating, Restoring and Repairing Metals Cutting is a fundamental of metal fabrication work. There are a variety of modern methods for cutting metal. Some processes are costly for the home garage or small shop. Since welding depends upon metal cutting and heat, learning to weld often begins with oxygen-acetylene (gas) cutting and […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – How-to: TIG Electrodes and HTP America Tungsten Sharpener

How-to: Safer TIG Electrodes and the HTP America Tungsten Sharpener   In this HD video how-to, Moses Ludel discusses TIG tungsten electrode types and safer choices. He demonstrates the use of the HTP America Tungsten Sharpener and how to shape optimal tungsten tips for inverter TIG welding of aluminum, carbon steel, alloys, and stainless steel. (Open to […]