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Updated August 12, 2010
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My 1930 Ford coupe, Exhaust system Updated 12-Aug-2010
Like most things on my car, I try to have a go making them myself if possible. What have I got to lose. Yes, I know, TIME. My car has consumed 9 years so far. A lot because of my desire to do things myself, some from lack of interest after such a period, but I am getting there !!
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The front section of the car was relatively easy, but the rear presented some challenges. I wanted the pipes to go over the axle and this proved to be difficult as space here is very tight. This is the easy side. Eventually, I managed to get both sides done, with fairly good symmetry.
For supports, I used some little red items I picked up in 2001 in the USA. These are quite cheap and are are a male/female type construction. You sandwich the support in between with a bolt through the middle. For the actual supports, I used large 2 large stainless washers welded togehter for the "red" end and welded a 6mm piece of stainless rod to the washer. The other end of the rod is then either welded or bolted to the pipes, mufflers as required. In all I have 3 support areas. One after the gearbox, (about 10" before the mufflers) one behind the mufflers in a twin arrangement and the last one just before the exit from the rear of the car.
Still to be trimmed off, here is the back of the car. I currently have the pipes exiting about 1/2" below the edge of the body. I may increase this slightly.
Final decision is whether to fit the slight downturns. I think they finish off the look, others say they kick up the dust behind the car.