Chieftain No. 34

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Charles A Stewart
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Re: Chieftain No. 34

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Evening everybody, finally started to some work on the internals, only the exhausts for now though. I didn't like the look of the white plastic so ratched out some copper pipe & fittings. The system is not totally soldered yet as I may need remove it/modify it at some stage.

Have a good evening all

Cheers Charles
Exhaust 1.jpg

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Re: Chieftain No. 34

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Hi again.

Just to say last since last post I have redone exhaust, didn't take long & less round the houses. Photo soon.

Charles

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Re: Chieftain No. 34

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Charles A Stewart wrote:
Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:51 pm

Just to say last since last post I have redone exhaust, didn't take long & less round the houses. Photo soon.
Nice work Charles. How about another pic?

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Re: Chieftain No. 34

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Nice plumbing. Nothing like polishing your copper pipes Charles.
I do think the shorter route the better and prefer plastic :shock: in this instance all improving thermal efficiency.
But ......there's nothing like seeing some shiny copper bits glinting though the louvers in the sunshine 🌞
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Thanks for the comments Gentlemen

John , "shiny copper through the engine louves...", you forgot to mention the bright ali & bass bits of the smoke unit.

So here is the result of the alteration, just don't look to closely at the soldering.
exhaust2a.jpg
Some adjustments can be made but I will wait and see after a test of the system, at some point :roll:

I know I have a lot to learn building these things, but really enjoying the process, despite the hiccups along the way.

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Looks great Charles, certainly better looking than my home built effort which sits on a tray under bench waiting for that wonderful day when it splutters into life.
The wife's given me fair warning not to use it in the garden if she's put the washing out on the line. :(
Especially my special brew, 50% baby oil, 50% diesel for that authentic aroma. :)
I call it "Macho" Cough!
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Re: Chieftain No. 34

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Hi John. Thanks for input.

Remind me to be up wind when I am near your vehicle. I will try your mixture, we have been running Tesco baby oil on the running tanks, the garage smells "lovelerly". It is pretty windy here and what with all diesel vehicles & local farm traffic, who will notice :D .

Take care and have a good weekend.

Charles

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