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Subject: Abarth exhaust systems
From: (Bert Palte)
Date: Sun, 8 Dec 96 21:34:35 +0100
Hi fellow MG Owners,

In 'The Original MGB' the author, Anders Detlev Clausager states that all
(i.e. 56) Coune Berlinettes were fitted with a dual Abarth exhaust system.

Now I remember Abarth from the 60s/70s. An Italian company, they made 
high-performance aftermarket exhaust systems that were, at least here in
Holland, primarily fitted to second-hand Fiat cars.

(Boy, how I HATED Fiats in the sixties! Not only were ALL of them rust
buckets, but they literally interfered severely with one of my other
hobbies: I'm also a ham radio operator [callsign PA0LPS]. 
If you heard a LOT of static on your radio, you could be pretty sure
that a Fiat was passing by....   
Having said that, I must admit that their latest models, especially the
Coupe and the Barchetta, _do_ appeal to me. The latter one does have more
than just a coincidal resemblance to an MGB...).   

>From ADC's comment, I understand that a H.P. exhaust has been developed 
by Abarth for the MGB. 
Anyone know whether these are still available, in Italy or elsewhere?
I'm not after the High Performance, rather after a better sound....
The Walker-made exhaust system that is currently under my B is 
DEFINITELY too silent...

Bert in Holland, Europe (as opposed to Holland, Michigan) 

1970 B, 'you only hear the tappet noise'...

Bert Palte                                       "Elysium" Alumnivereniging
Roggeveld 25                                Universiteit Twente
3764 ZB Soest                              Faculteit Elektrotechniek 
tel.  035 602 3949 (thuis)             EL/TN 8238
tel.  035 601 3816 (werk)             Postbus 217
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