8R Windscreen

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  1. Tony Press

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    The Taiwanese 8R clone that I posted here came with a metal windscreen.

    There was some discussion about its dimensions, so I have posted this thread to make that information available.


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    Note the ends are shaped to fit the pot rest:
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    Cheers

    Tony
     
  2. Longilily

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    thanks for this :thumbup:
     
  3. kerry460

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    Tony . thankyou mate

    kerry
     
  4. alnl1996

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    Thanks for taking the time to measure and share this with us.
    I made one a little while ago but I never actually really measured, I just cut a little at a time until it fit right.
    I really like your design though. I think I'll give it a go. 20160118_110721-1.jpg
     
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    Thank you Tony, I really appreciate when items are drawn with measurements are included as you done. Helps me for future projects.
     
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    Thanks Tony

    Handy to have the measurements. My favorite part of the clones is the lid folds down flat.

    Ren
     
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    This is great! I have an 8R on the way and may make up a windscreen based on your drawings in brass sheet so it compliments the brass tank. I remember seeing the Optimus 8R in a local outfitter back in the early 1970s here in Baltimore and was taken by the compact design and polished brass tank. 40+ years later I finally have one of my own.
     
  8. Longilily

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    Just pondering here :-k is there any merit in making the sides reaching the very front of the stove ? Maybe, instead of bending the ends to hold itself against the front two legs, we could extend the sides to the front of the stove, and use another method of securing it in place :-k much like Andys pictured above

    This is, only, if there's any real advantage to longer sides, whats your opinions chaps ???
     
  9. Doc Mark

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    Morning, @Longilily ,

    I'm not sure that extending it would offer enough of an advantage, compared to the possible over-heating of the fuel tank by extending the windscreen that small extra bit. Plus, I wonder if that would play hob with the air/fuel ratio in any way. Just musing, but that's what came to mind whilst reading all this. I LOVE those Taiwanese 8R clone windscreens, and think that part is a wonderful idea. For what it's worth...... Take care, and God Bless!

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    Doc
     
  10. Longilily

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    Yep, point taken

    Standard Taiwanese length it is then :thumbup:
     
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    @Longilily , I have done that with mine.
    I have also made tin "wings" which slot/jam in above the windshield to create a mini-british-no.12!
    The lid I support up with the stove handle at the back.

    Really good for windy/blustery conditions and negates the need to carry extra folding windscreens.

    Alec.
     
  12. Longilily

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    Sounds interesting Alec :-k

    Great to debate stuff like this aye :thumbup: especially if an already well proven concept can be bettered in even the smallest way

    Cheers
     
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    So what is the recommended area of holes in the wind screen? Or is there a need for many vent holes?
     
  14. Longilily

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    I'm just going on what Tony has drawn from the Taiwanese screen he has. Would be good to incorporate something with the screen to hold up the lid vertically as an extra wind shield (as Alec mentioned) if so desired :-k