I used the straps specifically because I could get the exhaust as high as
possible. I have my exhaust on the BJ8 hanging only about 1/4" below the
frame in all places. I used a floor jack to position the exhaust then
tightened up the straps. Great set up.
'59 Jag Mk IX
On Sun, Nov 15, 2009 at 10:31 PM, Steve B. Gerow <firstname.lastname@example.org>wrote:
> They're original style - on the roadsters they're used in both tension and
> shear but not compression.
> Not sure it would be possible to use the straps without the exhaust hanging
> down further which is not acceptable.
> The idea of modifying the original designs by turning them upside down or
> otherwise supporting them to put them in compression is intriguing - I may
> work on that angle. I can see how that would put a lot less strain on the
> glued joints.
> Steve Gerow
> Oudesluys wrote:
> > Are those rubbers the original construction method? I can hardly believe
> > that as these are really for compression only. Better modify the
> > construction using exhaust straps, rubber/fiber strips with a series of
> > holes to adapt the length, or make some U brackets so that you can use
> > the rubbers being compressed.
> > Kees Oudesluijs
> > NL
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