Lotus Elan

Elan mufflers

PostPost by: rodbean » Tue May 10, 2005 2:10 pm

I use a muffler that is intended for some variety of 80s or 90s Mustang.
I needed one that would go into the depression in the bodywork where
the original was but (and this is the difficult to find part) also had
to have both the entry and exit at one end.

I went to a small, independent muffler shop. Note: Over my many
Elan-owning years, I've always made the effort to find small, low
overhead, cooperative muffler shops because they tend to work with you
in solving little custom problems and don't charge more for the
trouble... in fact, I've found that they are often happy to participate
in a little problem solving and typically, have come up with cleaver
solutions.

The muffler they suggested in my current case is the perfect size and
shape as well as being in inexpensive off-the-shelf item. Sorry I don't
know the manufacturer (I seem to recall the name begins with "M") or
part number... it's been at least five years.

Rod Bean
S1, S1, S1, S2




Date: Mon, 09 May 2005 23:22:20 -0000
From: "Michael Geiger" <***@***.***> Subject: Re: S4 exhaust In the rear where the original was. I can supply a pic if you want. Mike G --- In ***@***.***, "John Harrison" <[email protected]> wrote:

> Mike
> Where is the "bomb" located is it at the rear or near to the "Y"

piece

> Regards John S41969 DHC
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Michael Geiger
> To: ***@***.*** > Sent: Monday, May 09, 2005 1:23 PM
> Subject: Re: [LotusElan.net] S4 exhaust
>
>
> Hmmm, On my S3 I have only a 14" "bomb" type muffler and it

does not

> sound at all loud to me. I have never had it bottom out either.

As

> such I have been looking for the equal in stainless steel.
>
> Mike geiger
> 66 S3 Coupe'
>
> --- In ***@***.***, "John Harrison"

<[email protected]>

> wrote:
> > Thanks Bill ,another "good " idea out of the window.
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: Bill Tebbutt
> > To: '***@***.***'
> > Sent: Friday, May 06, 2005 4:35 PM
> > Subject: RE: [LotusElan.net] S4 exhaust
> > > > > > John,
> > > > If what you're suggesting is that the "bomb" is the
> only "muffler" in the
> > system, I can only say - Too loud!!! Been there, done that.
> > > > Cheers,
> > Bill Tebbutt
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: John Harrison [mailto:[email protected]]
> > Sent: 2005/05/06 11:13
> > To: ***@***.***
> > Subject: [LotusElan.net] S4 exhaust
> > > > > > My exhaust box keeps grounding ,I have raised it as high as

I

> can ,it is so
> > badly damaged that I need to replace it . What does the list
> think about
> > fitting a in line "bomb" type nearer to the "Y" piece and

doing

> away with
> > the rear box . Would it be excessively noisy?What about
> performance? Regards
> > John S41969 DHC
> > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > To search the mailing list archives:
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