I was at a steam tractor show yesterday, back in the other exibits was a diesel powered vintage Lincoln Shield Arc welder. Any one have some info on it? (it was for sale!)
Info: Diesel powered, had 'Hercules' on the exhaust manifold casting but 'Shieldarc Diesel' on the crankcase cover casting. Gas pony engine for starting run through a double 'V' belt, right angle drive and a bendix engagement. Generator end was "SAE RATED 300 amps" at 40 volts and1400rpm. Control box was calibrated to 375 amps.
The owner had torn it down, replaced one cylinder liner (reused the piston), one injector, and the usual cleaning and painting. Eninge ran perfectly, at idle you could almost count the revs.