Exhaust Manifolds

Yesterday, went to the platers to collect some shiny bits and also managed to collect my radiator brackets all painted now to match my chassis.


Today spent what seems like an eternity trying to fit the new manifolds, basically you need fingers the size of a 2yr old to get the bolts in and having now finally fitted 3 out of 4, I am finding the last one is rubbing on the chassis where it goes down and under the rail that runs along the front end of the footwell. Options are to tease it slightly with a tool to make a crease ( hit it with a hammer basically) or send it back but it will be difficult to explain exactly where it needs adjusting and getting the angle right.


Have called it a day today as cold and hands very sore so will consider a third option tomorrow of making a cut one side of the tube to allow it to bend so that it clears the chassis and then I can weld up the gap, have never tried welding Stainless steel before but it's all part of the learning curve, wish me luck,


Martyn
08/12/2010.

Update,
Just popped back in to the garage and looked again and are confident that if I extend the down tube where the pipe goes from two into one by approx 5mm this will be enough to clear the chassis therefore I have just ordered on ebay a short piece of Stainless Steel tube already with a 45 degree bend in it so I can cut out a section of the manifold and fit a new piece slightly longer and at a slightly different angle, just got to wait a few days now for delivery.

6 comments:

DAVID said...

I HAVE HAD A TEMPLATE LASER CUT, SO ANY EXHAUST SHOP CAN MANAFACTURE, ANYONE INTERESTED DROP ME A LINE & WILL SEND A DWG DREAWING
DAVID PATTISON

Martyn said...

Thanks David, if you want to post your contact details on here so that other owners can contact you re the drawing,

Regards,


Martyn.

Anonymous said...

MY CONTACT DETAIL
mantula.pattison154@gmail.com
david.pattison@spar.co.za

DAVID said...

my name came out wrong -
should be david for the exhaust templates
mantula.pattison154@gmail.com or
david.pattison@spar.co.za

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Martyn said...

Hi Seo,

Thanks for the comments and good luck with your build,

Martyn