Originally Posted by ron350
Bob you sure you want to do something that drastic?
The owner of this L36 has no complaints although he needs a reduced stovepipe.
Ron, almost certainly not. But I got the spare LIM, was giving it a look, and was thinking it over.
I'm doing some redesign work on my sleeved UIMs, and will use Bill Buttermore'* reduced diameter stovepipes as part of the kit. I got some thinner wall stainless tubing, now .805 ID versus .775, so the air gap is now .090 or so.
We've been lucky enough not to have any sleeved UIM failures yet, but the increased air gap sure isn't going to hurt anything.
The biggest problem I have right now is UIM cores. I gotta solve that somehow.
Hey, what did you do to that LIM, weld it up and machine it down, or is that epoxy?