Re: Cannonballs Back Into It With A BT 80
Got the exhaust hung.
Maybe not as elegant as a curved pipe but not bad. If I hadn't given away my conduit benders when I moved I might have bent up a head pipe. As it was I had all this stuff left over from a plumbing job. Getting the cross under pipe to clear the pedal crank was close.
Will solder the joints with 56% silver solder I ordered from the local hardware. It melts in the mid 1100s/1200F range compared to 450 or so for common solder. You actually have to use Map gas, propane wont do it I'm told. Plenty good for this exhaust. Heck pistons get iffy over 1250F. Its temporarily riveted together for testing.
So this engine really loves this pipe. Improved its power noticeably overall, with a good boost in the lower range. Stock pipe really was restrictive. Like the fit/looks and sounds better too. Have to make a better hanger, Adel clamp is temporary. Some hi heat silver will blend it all in .