Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 2:36 pm Post subject: Exhaust
Right!........ the advice I received prompted me to get off my backside and climb through the rat infested shed to find the exhaust bits.
I now think I have more than enough Metalwork/Info for someone to at least copy what was on the car.
-50" of slight curve 1.5" downpipe
-21" long 4" dia silencer
-1.25" straight(ish) pipe out with a hop over the rear axle
Is it worth going for a Stainless exhaust?...people say it costs at least twice as much?!
Given that I would be unlikely to do more than a 1000 miles a year, wouldn't a Mild steel version last many many years?
It seems easy get some pipe & 'Flexible' pipe off FleaBay...should I have go myself, or is there no glory in it?
Its a shame when firms grow and the original principles don't seem to filter down
I know, I bet that this is a local issue, probably just the ethics filtering down from a local manager.
My mate, who runs a very busy non-franchised general repair garage says that he constantly has to play one off against another as they start to hike the prices on the sly. I think profit margins for motor factors are a bit thin, thus they rely on volume sales and the odd bit of opportunist pricing!
Joined: 16 Oct 2008 Posts: 75 Location: colchester, essex
Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 10:06 pm Post subject:
Well, I am in Colchester and had the same problem with a similar car (wolseley nine....) got a kit of bits from red star in Braintree, they were very helpful and let me borrow lots of different bends and silencers until I found a combo that fitted., but I suspect many good exhaust supplies are happy to cut, heat and bend to order. _________________ Wolseley Nine 1934
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