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The start of the combustion chamber.

I found the easiest way of removing the plastic seal inside the tube was by applying a heat source to the outside and then scraping the plastic away with a flat ended screwdriver.

This will form the DIYGT's Transport Fame.

Transport frame fabricated, with the Turbo support bracket mounted in to place. The mounting plate is spaced 2mm above the frame to help reduce heat transfer from the turbo to the frame.

Combustor flange and neck now securely welded on to the combustor. The circular flange has now been cut down a little more and the end flange tack welded in to place. I have also marked out where the air feed will enter the tube.

A quick test to check it all fits ok, so far so good.
I have to say, I was very happy with the tolerance and accurate curve that I managed to get on the pipe that will be attached to the combustor, So It's a shame that I cut it 90 degree's from what it should have been. Short attention span, that's my problem!

Pipe shortened and hole cut in the combustor ready for welding.
The bent part of the pipe has now been reattached to the inlet pipe at the correct angle and then welded to the combustor.

Again, a quick fit just to check that all slots in to place.
The Oil filter housing has now been bolted on to the back plate, which in turn has been tapped with 1/4" BSP threads so that two 8mm pipe fittings can be securely attached in to place.

The oil filter has now been mounted on to the frame and the required sensors bolted in to place, a quick pressure test reveals no leaks from the homemade back plate assembly, which is nice.
At the top of the picture you can see that a fuel drain has been fitted in to the flange of the combustion chamber so that any excess fuel can be drained safely away. I have also fitted a NC valve directly on to the injector, this will make sure that the engine will stop at exactly the moment the stop button is pushed.

1/2" high temp hose is used for the oil return path.
3/8 copper pipe and compression fittings are utilised for the oil feed.

Oil pump mounted and partially plumbed in.
Fuel filter attached and I have also marked the location of the igniter position on the combustor.
An air tap-off has been fitted in to the side of the combustion chamber so that combustor gas pressure can be measured via a gauge that will be mounted in to the control panel.

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