yes, I anticipated that. I plan on making the intake length adjustable using the same method I used for the tailpipe of my first valved engine. It should be easy to get a good seal since I turned the 1/2" conduit on the lathe to make it perfectly round (and to get the galvinization off)Steve, would you confirm the tentative engine total length, and the total length of the intake tube with the flare on it? I think this is going to be an SOB to get going--the intake length is very critical to successful operation.
Larry, if you thought that was funny, you should have seen me yesterday when my shirt caught on fire while I was welding!