That made me laughbuzzer wrote: ↑Mon Jan 09, 2023 8:52 amthis is true... there is a min distance between them...
Making the exhaust retaining flange out of 15mm alloy plate was quick and easy…
As an aside, that tin of marking blue is 50 years old, given to me by my Dad, along with one of my treasured possessions, a 0 – 1″ micrometre when I was 15 years old. Not much left in the tin now, but its still usable.
when I was a kid, I used some of that blue on the eye pieces of my brothers binoculars.. he still mentions it now!
The stainless steel collar however took an absolute age to make! I should have really used some stainless pipe, but its an odd size and I couldn’t get any that would fit, so I ended up machining it out of a solid piece of bar stock. I hate working with stainless… everything you do with it makes your life hard, just like the material!