Posts Tagged ‘miild steel’

Hard Lux

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

This Hi Lux was dropped off by the owner with a couple of back boxes he wanted fitting. It didn’t look too bad at first but getting the pipework to fit around the axle turned out to be a bit of a headache. There’s remarkably little room under there once you’ve left enough enough room for all that axle movement. We managed to squeeze it in and the end results speak for themselves.

V6 Pinto Capri

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

Back in the 80’s this would have been a common mod. we built a mild steel exhaust for this 2.0 Pinto engined Capri so it looked like the V6 engine version from the rear. Determined not to be all show and no go the owner is bust getting tuning parts together for the engine and we will help him get it all assembled. Next on the list id weber carbs, and maybe cams. Capri twin exit exhaust

Rolls Royce Repairs

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

If you’ve never driven a Roller you won’t be able to appreciate how effortlessly luxurious they are. This one was in need of some exhaust work and the owner wanted a full copy of the original exhaust in stainless steel. There are a lot of exhaust boxes in the twin system to keep it silent and the owner couldn’t stretch to having it all replaced, especially as a lot of it was still in remarkably good condition. Instead we built the required parts in mild steel and repaired other parts where required. The final bill was a fraction that of what he’d expected and he wafted off into the sunset, another happy customer.

Mild steel, wild car

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

This Astra GTE is a full on race car kicking out over 250Bhp. The tired old exhaust was neither big enough nor up to the job of meeting the noise regulations. We designed and built a system using 2.5 inch mandrel bent mild steel pipe and boxes big enough to keep the noise within the regulations. the object is to get maximum flow which normally means just scraping in on the noise test. This one had 4db to spare. On race cars it’s important to get the whole thing tucked well up so it doesn’t get pulled off if the car runs wide on a corner. Extra hangers ensure this race car sees the chequered flag every time.

A cheaper option

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Not all cars need stainless steel exhausts, even if they are luxury classics. Show cars and performance cars spend most of their lives away from road salt and poor weather conditions. Because of this a tailor made mild steel exhaust will usually give many years service. This XK came in for a mild steel exhaust build. The pipework and boxes are exactly the same as stainless steel and a stainless tip was added so the final look is the same. The only difference is the price, usually about half the cost for a mild steel exhaust.

A bit more mild

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

As the summer sets in all the classics come out and head for the shows. This one was also in need of a few touch ups in the exhaust department. Again there was no need for a complete new system and given that the car only did limited mileage each year the owner felt a stainless exhaust wasn’t necessary. For a fraction of the cost of stainless we custom built the back box in mild steel saving him money and still giving that tailor made touch.