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RE: Exhaust fitting

To: MG <>
Subject: RE: Exhaust fitting
Date: Tue, 16 Jan 1996 19:57:00 -0800 (PST)
They sell converters to go from one size pipe to another. Or take it to a 
muffler place and they will do it for a few bucks
From: mgs-owner
To: MG Mailing List
Cc: calvin; dale
Subject: Exhaust fitting
Date: Tuesday,January 16,1996 6:31PM

Well, I finally got over my distaste for lying in melted snow and started
work on putting the headers on yesterday.  This evening I "finished up".

Yes, it works, but boy is it loud!  I have a leak at the following point:

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          |           Weld
 ---------------        |

       Original Downpipe

 ---------------        |            |
          |           Weld          |
          |                         |
Janspeed Header                 Ansa Exhaust

The Header collector would probably clamp to the Ansa OK, but won't
reach.  The original downpipe is too skinny to clamp the Janspeed to.
Result:  Massive leak (well, it's noisy.  There is pretty good pressure
out the tailpipe, though).

What can I do?  I can come up with 1) Let the shop weld it, or 2) buy a
bigger exhaust and trash the ANSA.

I'd like to accomplish:

A) Eliminate the noise.

B) Save Money

C) Make it reversible for later upgrades.

in that order.

My #1 solution violates criterion C and #2 violates B.  Any other solutions?


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