Posts Tagged ‘manifold’

Robin Returns

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

After test runs at Santa Pod the Robin hit the track at Mallory Park. With it’s suspension upgrades the grip was so good we upped the boost and timing slightly for more power. About 3 laps later the headgasket blew, it was fairly inevitable. After the Nissan Deltawing was so successful in this years Le Mans we opted to take the Robin project to the next level. The Robin already uses many similar principals to the Deltawing but until now has used a different concept for weight distribution. The whole car is coming apart again to have a massive rearward shift designed into the weight balance. The engine will get more power and better cooling. nissan deltawing at lemans

custom throttle body manifold

bike throttle bodies on our manifold for the Reliant head


Reliant Robin track day car

At Mallory Park


ensuring engine is level

Relocating the reliant enginebike throttle bodies on our manifold for the Reliant headAt Mallory Park

Lomax exhaust

Friday, April 27th, 2012

Based around a Citroen 2CV, this little Lomax 3 wheeler kit car must be the most fun you can have at 30MPH. We love cars like this because they’re so full of character and you can have so much fun enjoying the driving experience without the need to be at breakneck speeds. This was a simple case of moving the exhaust from the nearside to the drivers side. The exhausts are normally placed on the passenger side to avoid deafening the driver but in this case the owner had bigger problems. The exhaust was irritating his girlfriend at that’s never a good idea!. We rebuilt the front pipes and fitted a stainless steel silencer supplied by the customer. Once the summer comes around this little car should bring it’s owner many happy journeys to work in the sunshine.

Ferrari Jigsaw

Thursday, September 8th, 2011










This Ferrari P6 kit came to us for an exhaust build. The engine is from a 355 so I think it’s fair to say it’ll be loud. The problem is the car needs to meet the IVA compliance of 99db and have catalytic converters. the engine needs to breath freely though matched length primary headers and have it’s secondary air system, temperature sensors and lambdas included. The customer also wanted quad tips and a cross over adding, all in the space of about 3 feet and without fouling the closely fitting body. That’ll all add up to a challenge then. We just about squeezed it all in there, the pictures speak for themselves. The finished article looks beautiful but as the car is incomplete we couldn’t check the noise levels. we’ll continue to work with the customer though until his creation is on the road.



Mondeo based jigsaw

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

If you’ve ever wondered what the first part down the production line is on a V6 mondeo, the answer is ‘The Exhaust Manifolds’.  Our very good and regular customer of ours found himself in trouble when yet again no local garages or exhaust specialists would help him. Despite the drive he wound up back at our door hoping we could fit his tubular exhaust manifolds for him. Unfortunately there were several stubborn nuts and bolts in awkward places making the task a struggle. After several hours we had the manifolds off, or more specifically the car off the manifolds. Once back together the car sounded awesome. Check it out  on you tube on-