Re: Project "Brutus"
Thanks for the encouragement, guys! As for the stack, it is not double walled, and is under evaluation. I put the stack on when I first got the bus, and then painted it and welded the bull horn on a couple years ago. I primed it with high temp primer and I believe also painted it with high temp paint. It got beat up, as I recall, and I remember painting it over with rustoleum. It held up fine, just was looking a little beat up again.
I am currently evaluating it as a safety risk. At first, I thought I would for sure need a guard, but I am leaning towards not, now. Fully warmed up, with the idle bumped up, I can hold on to the stack, no problem. It's hot, but not uncomfortable. I have no doubt that after driving, especially if climbing a grade, the stack will be too hot to touch, possibly even burn. It cools off extremely fast, though. I am wondering if it partly has to do with how free flowing the exhaust is, and with it being vertical, heat escapes very quickly. I will try to get some actual temp readings for you guys, just need to find my temp gun!
The journey is the destination...