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Re: More Exhaust :) -- clamping vs. welding (MGB)

To: Susan and John Roper <>
Subject: Re: More Exhaust :) -- clamping vs. welding (MGB)
From: Art Pfenninger <ch155@FreeNet.Buffalo.EDU>
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 1998 13:42:02 -0400 (EDT)
On Tue, 21 Apr 1998, Susan and John Roper wrote:

> Dan Ray wrote:
> > 
> > Anyone out there put an exhaust together sans welding? I know it's possible.
> > I want to clamp the pieces together, with NO welding, so I can replace parts
> > without cutting AND do it myself! (and easily adjust or remove for warranty
> > if leaks spring anywhere)
> > Lindsay Porter seems to have done it on his example B (with a Falcon s/s),
> > and suggests an "exhaust jointing paste" to seal the joints.
> > Any advice appreciated. Now I'm going out to try turning those manifold
> > nuts! (cross your fingers or pray or do a sacred Lucas dance for me ,
> > whichever fits) I've PBBlasted every day for a week.
> > Btw, I've counted 7 welds along the entire exhaust pipe of my car -- true
> > "fix ONLY what's broke" repairs, and most of the leaks are at the welds.
> > TIA
> > Dan
> > '73 B
> once you clamp, you will have deformed the pieces, which will make
> disassembly difficult.  John
        To fix a deformed pipe (which they all will be) insert a tail pipe
expander and turn it with a wrench. The expanders come in 3 sizes and are
available at auto stores or from HarborFreight.

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