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Ugly tail pipe

PostPost by: jeff jackson » Tue Sep 28, 2021 9:19 am

My Stainless exhaust is similar to yours Matt.
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my original bracket did not line up with the hole in the exhaust.
I made a new bracket with four holes instead of two and inside I glassed in a 5mm thick piece of aluminium with four tapped holes for the bolts to come in from the outside. Making the whole arrangement a lot stronger.
This then lined up with the exhaust hole and I bought an original hanger from one of the usual suspects.
For the front part of the rear silencer, I made a bracket from aluminium and used two Powerflex original "Mini" exhaust cotton reels to mount the exhaust to.
The original mounting had always bothered me. especially mounting that rear bracket to such thin fibreglass. In my case it was practically worn through and just about to break off. It's much stronger now and after 28 years of ownership I finally have an exhaust that does not wobble around.

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PostPost by: ovalwin » Wed Sep 29, 2021 12:43 pm

Hi Jeff,

That looks like a really good solution.

Thanks for sharing, I'll see how mine goes but it does make the odd rattle so will take a closer look at some point!

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PostPost by: JamesRattenbury » Fri Oct 15, 2021 8:46 pm

Hi Jim, I recently splashed out on a Tony Thompson big bore SS system, looks and sounds amazing, is very well made, but does protrude a bit.
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PostPost by: berni29 » Fri Oct 15, 2021 8:51 pm

Hiya

Looks pretty good to me.

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PostPost by: Fred Talmadge » Fri Oct 15, 2021 11:05 pm

Supertrapp
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PostPost by: Quart Meg Miles » Sun Oct 17, 2021 10:26 pm

No S2, Fred?
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PostPost by: Fred Talmadge » Sun Oct 17, 2021 11:26 pm

Quart Meg Miles wrote:No S2, Fred?
Not sure what you are asking. I'm just showing a pic of a Lotus with the Supertrapp muffler that I found online.
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PostPost by: Quart Meg Miles » Tue Oct 19, 2021 4:48 pm

Fred Talmadge wrote:
Quart Meg Miles wrote:No S2, Fred?
Not sure what you are asking. I'm just showing a pic of a Lotus with the Supertrapp muffler that I found online.

I thought you might have treated yourself to it and traded in, that's all.
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PostPost by: Fred Talmadge » Wed Oct 20, 2021 3:20 pm

Quart Meg Miles wrote:
Fred Talmadge wrote:
Quart Meg Miles wrote:No S2, Fred?
Not sure what you are asking. I'm just showing a pic of a Lotus with the Supertrapp muffler that I found online.

I thought you might have treated yourself to it and traded in, that's all.

Still have my S2 just can't get a pic of it right now.
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