The high temperature on the side panel was found during the burner setup from a cold start to 140 degree cut off. Did a rough adjustment during this time, but haven't finished it yet with the meter. With the kaowool, and recently installed exterior insulation on the base the exterior blue panel is not hot to the touch any more. The end of the blower/stoker where it goes into the base gets really hot, but I would expect it too, and assume this is normal. I believe the burner is installed correctly with the supplied nozzle, etc.
Do you have a picture of where the brass air bleed goes in the gear box? Not sure which allen bolt to take out.