I would go for it. The sound alone would make it really cool. From one
who drives a bug-I that is loud enough to set off most car alarms, it's
great. It sure does raise a few eye brows, especially when a cam makes
her rumble a little at the stop sign.
Richard D Arnold wrote:
> The other day I was talking with a buddy (who owns a muffler shop) about
> the exhaust on Miss Maggie, the 74.5 RB MGB. He noted that the exhaust
> manifold splits into two pipes, then joins into a single pipe immediately
> before the first muffler.
> In short, he proposes replacing the two-into-one system by installing two
> pipes, two center mufflers, and two end mufflers (1and 5/8" ID piping).
> This would run along the same path as the original exhaust system, and
> use either two pairs of 'glass packs or turbo mufflers.
> My only investment would be the cost of the mufflers, which he estimates
> at $50, and I would have a new system from the exhaust flange back to the
> rear tip of the exhaust pipes. Admittedly, he is not a LBC person, and
> says that he doesn't think that this would make a huge difference in
> power, breathing, etc (as near as I can tell, he just thinks it would be
> a kinda cool thing to do -- and, I have to admit, it would add nicely to
> the "gee whiz" factor).
> Any reasons why this shouldn't be done?
> Council Bluffs, Iowa, USA
> '74.5 RB MGB "Miss Maggie"
> '78 Chevy Half-Ton "Waltzin' Matilda" (LBC Support Vehicle)
> '79 Midget "Miss Molly"
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52 MGTD,Sparky 74 MGB, B-tris 76 XJ12 Coupe, Jacque
60 Bugeye, Puddles 58 MGA Coupe, Ruby