mk1-forum.net

A friendly international forum for people interested in the tuning & modification of classic BMC vehicles
It is currently Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:03 am

All times are UTC [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 16 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Winter project - exhaust
PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:39 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:35 pm
Posts: 587
Location: Abingdon Oxfordshire
I'm contemplating replacing my old and tired Mk2 S exhaust over the winter. Everything is bog standard and am thinking of going down the stainless steel route. Does anyone do a stainless externally exact copy of the bog standard exhaust? Any comments, good or bad, from anyone with a bog standard Cooper or S who's using one?

Or do I just stick to the bog standard steel? Who has the best bog standard exact steel replacements


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:49 am 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jun 24, 2010 11:30 am
Posts: 9919
Location: Oop North where it's dark & cold nearly all the time.
I have no experience of Stainless steel exhausts, I don't really like them as I have had SS items work harden on me in the past, I just assume that the average SS exhaust will do this & crack rather than rust.

I believe this is the closest to the original that is available, but at £351 it's not cheap.

http://www.somerfordmini.co.uk/eshop/in ... s_id=14002

_________________
Mark F
(I'm a very friendly Lion called Parsley)


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:24 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jun 24, 2010 8:01 pm
Posts: 1700
Location: Dunfermline, Fife
I've certainly heard lots of folks say that cracking is an issue, especially if it's a long system, less so if it has a few joints.

personally, I wouldn't bother, but then I always just whack on an RC40 (even on A40s :lol: !)

Al


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:51 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 08, 2013 3:16 pm
Posts: 5974
Pandora wrote:

personally, I wouldn't bother, but then I always just whack on an RC40 (even on A40s :lol: !)

Al



my dads 1930's riley has an RC40 on it............

they fit everything! :lol:

_________________
should you wish, you can contact me on rich@minispares.com

'long beard boss'


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:27 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jun 25, 2010 10:57 am
Posts: 1312
Location: Colchester, Essex
My RC40 stainless has been great for the last 10 years. Only comment I would make is being stainless it resonates more so its noisier. Great when you 20, less great when you're not

_________________
Rolesyboy


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:34 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:56 pm
Posts: 335
Location: Storkøbenhavn
I have had stainless on my Land Rover since 1990. It doesn't stay nice and shiny, but normally doesn't rust through for a long time. Mine finally rusted through this year after 27 years on the car. Being a Land Rover, I never noticed if it made any more noise than the original.

_________________
Link to A-series Sizing and Compression Ratio program, with both Excel 2003 and 2007 versions


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:52 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Apr 20, 2011 6:51 pm
Posts: 123
I have found stainless just doesn't sound as good as oe mild steel systems also agree on the potential for cracking , personally I would look at Maniflow or RC40 systems .
G


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:14 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:13 pm
Posts: 3162
Location: North East
mk1 wrote:

I believe this is the closest to the original that is available, but at £351 it's not cheap.

http://www.somerfordmini.co.uk/eshop/in ... s_id=14002


That looks like the one supplied by Maniflow

http://www.maniflow.co.uk/index.php?vie ... oduct=1624

_________________
.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:27 pm 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jun 24, 2010 11:30 am
Posts: 9919
Location: Oop North where it's dark & cold nearly all the time.
I started off looking for the Maniflow one, but was once again defeated by their horrid web site.

_________________
Mark F
(I'm a very friendly Lion called Parsley)


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:38 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:44 am
Posts: 977
irlmin wrote:
I have found stainless just doesn't sound as good as oe mild steel systems also agree on the potential for cracking , personally I would look at Maniflow or RC40 systems .
G
....Maniflow offer a wide range of quality systems designed for classic minis of all types.. the Cooper and S systems on offer are just about the best I reckon.. I remember I bought one had it fitted for 3 years.. took it off for a year and stored it .. then it went back on car for another 8 years !! faultless service .. even better protection using thermotec wrapping for the manifold.. nuff said.. I have never found anything better.. on 2 Coopers and 2 S Types over the decades I drove them.. foxy52


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 16 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], Bodge, BRI MK1, Chillbean, Google [Bot], Old English White, timell and 12 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group
Localized by Maël Soucaze © 2010 phpBB.fr