Which exhaust system?

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Which exhaust system?

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Next question would be where to get a nice exhaust that will fit my `61 single (stock height but with towbar) without hacking, that will be sensible quiet and look discreet. Keeping heat exchangers too, `cos I`m an old git that likes to keep warm.

Would a stock system be too restrictive, 1776 with twin carbs, presume a cam and looks like a bit of port work. Not sure of valve sizes.

Just want an easy fit, reasonably priced system for road use. No drag racing here. :D

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None of the "cheap" aftermarket systems fit without either the hacking of something (as they are really designed for bugs) and/or removeal of heat exchangers ect.

Unfortunately a stock exhaust will restrict your performance motor. :(

I would HIGHLY recommend having a talk with Tiger at A1 muffler in Santa Ana C.A. Their early bus exhausts are arguably the best in the business, don`t hit on anything, can be used with heat exchangers, are either stainless or cerm coated (your choice) and tuck discretly out of view to avod that "chav bus" look. 8)

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or buy british and get turbo thomas to make one for ya :wink:
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dannyboy wrote:or buy british and get turbo thomas to make one for ya :wink:

Website link?

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Post by Gnarly »

chaser wrote:
dannyboy wrote:or buy british and get turbo thomas to make one for ya :wink:

Website link?
http://www.turbothomas.com/
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Cheers bud :D

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Post by Sweet Rides »

The Turbo Thomas ones seem nice, quality is good etc. However, they are more expensive than A1 and are not as aesthitically pleasing. Similar tuck away design though. :)

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hey there ive got an EMPI turbo trip on mine it doesnt stick out at all, very discreet with a nice subtle note too. Dont think they cost that much...

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Tom1964bus wrote:hey there ive got an EMPI turbo trip on mine it doesnt stick out at all, very discreet with a nice subtle note too. Dont think they cost that much...
Nope, although i figured he wanted something quieter so didn't mention it.
They cost about £150 but ideally do require a little fettling :wink:
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oh im not sure as i didnt fit mine it was on it when i got it, doesnt seem to loud though...just my 2p.

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I quite enjoy the sound of a standard exhaust, I think it suits the vehicle. A lowered, narrowed, wheeled flame spitter needs to sound like it looks. :D I also find loud exhausts tiring on any lengthy trip.

Need to find out more about the Empi one, where is it available from? usual suspects?

Other one I may go for would be the twin quiet pack, any issues there? fitting wise I mean.

Having said that I really like the look of the in and out same end mufflers that tuck away alongside the engine.

I might even make my own muffler section and bolt it to a header .


GOD! so many choices!!!!!!!!!!!! :roll:

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the turbo trip is very similar to the ones you've mentioned it tooks up in the wheel arch, i cant imagine a stock exhaust or one that bends sharply complimenting your tuned engine very well at all...

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or buy british and get turbo thomas to make one for ya
Well said. I agree totally!

Talk to him & i'm sure he'd make something that'll suit your needs. :D
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I'm just finishing my 1776 build and really wanted a Turbo Thomas tuckaway to finish it all off. Heard lots of good things, but in the end, price was my enemy !! Too expensive for now.

I've gone for a decent header, but cheap turbo trip style tuckaway. Does require a small bit of bending, but looks great. Not heard it yet tho as my carbs don't fit :( Boo !!!

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kent57 wrote:
or buy british and get turbo thomas to make one for ya
Well said. I agree totally!

Talk to him & i'm sure he'd make something that'll suit your needs. :D
TT - spot on

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