Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

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Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Post by Kevin Hunter » Fri May 22, 2020 7:12 pm

Is that with the kit smoker(s) or your own Phil? Seems a good smoke volume.
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Post by Phil Woollard » Fri May 22, 2020 7:48 pm

That's my own with one of adrian's control units, the voltage to the air pump is less than half so there's lots more volume and pressure left, I have just ordered a selection of voltage converters to fine tune the system. 8)
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Post by Phil Woollard » Sat May 23, 2020 4:48 pm

It's starting to get very busy in there which is just what I wanted. 8)
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Adrian's superb device, in my opinion this should be part of the motion/sounds/smoke package.
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There's not a spare millimeter of room over that gue and I'm still not sure if I can get everything above in but we will soon see,
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Ivano I have 60mm of height above the floor to the underside of the deck.
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Post by Kevin Hunter » Sat May 23, 2020 5:08 pm

Nice :D
Phil, what’s the silver box underneath Adrian’s smoke fan controller? I’m guessing it gets warm by the fins.....
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Post by Phil Woollard » Sat May 23, 2020 5:25 pm

Hi Kevin, that's my addition it's a voltage converter, it's an easy way of getting the voltage that your require for all the additional systems with the bonus of a max amp output. My smoker arrangement is a bugger to get right. Adrian's controller has a very wide working voltage range something like 2 to 60 volts, which is very handy when your using a dirty great air pump that wants to move huge amounts of air. 8)
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Post by Kevin Hunter » Sat May 23, 2020 5:30 pm

Thanks Phil , thought it might have been an extra amp or something :oops:
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Post by Stephen White » Sat May 23, 2020 6:48 pm

Congratulations Phil, that's all looking outstanding. The smoke test is impressive. For added effect, would you consider taking a bleed off the main exhausts to feed the GUE? It would complete the picture of the back end of the Grand Old Smoker.

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Post by Phil Woollard » Sat May 23, 2020 6:56 pm

Thanks stephen, it's a mammoth task for sure, believe it or not the gue exhaust is plumbed into the main pipe but it prefers to come down the big bore, now that's a lesson for those about to plumb! I've been talking to Adrian about a whole separate system but it's going to be a right pain in the arse. 8)
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Post by Phil Woollard » Sun May 24, 2020 9:30 am

For vince, the gue 6 hour print. Now that is a good print! How about a little injector pump my cad buddy? 8)
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Post by Vince Cutajar » Sun May 24, 2020 10:00 am

The six cooling grooves around the generator housing still need clean up. :lol: Have a look at the drawings on the previous page.

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Post by simon_manning » Sun May 24, 2020 5:16 pm

sensational build project, only get's better, new ground being made in this scale, regards simon manning.

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Post by Keith Dunlop » Sun May 24, 2020 6:27 pm

Phil Woollard wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:36 pm
Just a quick up date, I have almost done with the bins. I'm waiting on some tiny parts from armortek to finish the bin latches which I think with a little work look pretty close to the original,I have also changed out the hinge hex bolts for my low profile threaded rivets and reduced the width of the hinges even further, more details in tomorrows post on how to do it.
Richard those fender braces between the bins you will have to manufacture along with all the bin brackets x4 for each bin. 8)
Hi Phil
Could I ask you where you got the piano hinges from I have searched high & low for a small size
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Hi Phil
Thanks did look on eBay but thought you could get smaller 1s did find a company in Germany that done 14mm when open but don’t sell to public will order some of eBay see how I get on 👍
Many thanks
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Post by Phil Woollard » Sun May 24, 2020 6:51 pm

Hi Keith, eBay but they did need cutting down a few mm as I struggled to get anything close. 8)
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Post by Ivano Costantini » Mon May 25, 2020 6:01 pm

Phil, I need your help.
I am confused, I see the radiator once on the right once on the left. But maybe I see it wrong. Which one did I send you? The handle with the spring must be on the outside. Thanks
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Post by Phil Woollard » Mon May 25, 2020 6:09 pm

I have the one left hand radiator, and I use that one just to dress the open hatch, that radiator will live over the gue. 8)
The castings look very good, what are the sizes of the engine casting lxwxd please? 8)
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