Originally Posted by corgi1
aluminin weld rod?and insulated shield
I guess I could wrap it in regular old aluminum rod stock, too, but I wonder if this would add significantly to the mass to make any real difference, aluminum being what it is.
Well, I'll see how it behaves and go from there. I've seen experimental stationary motors start up by the steam flushing through as condensed hot water and then once the cylinder is heated steam returns and it starts to work fine. I'm thinking as this will be a mobile engine with air moving over it it may need insulation at least, or maybe not. Just have to run it and find out.