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Post by oilrag » Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:29 am

Spotted you in blu car park sunday 4 pm-ish,as i walked back to sud campsite ,looked good thru the fence 8) ,hope you enjoyed the event as much as i did.
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Post by Stupopt1 » Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:39 am

yes great event , and car didn't look too bad in primer, I put the stickers on to break up the grey a bit.
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Post by Stupopt1 » Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:21 pm

Hi All,
I have been driving my car around for while now and would like the exhaust note to be a little louder, I have a stainless aftermarket exhaust (don't know what make , it was on the car when I bought it) it has 2 boxes per side, a larger one under the front seats, and a smaller round tube boxes at the rear.

What you recommend ? e.g take out the back box ? or change the front boxes ? or something else ?.


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Post by roymck » Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:59 pm

Take the front boxes off and bypass them and just run on the rear silencers . I will say that different makes of exhaust systems may sound different if you do this .



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Post by scimjim » Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:18 pm

Gets a bit tiresome on long journeys though. Is the budget there for a new longlife (or similar) stainless system? They’ll make it as loud and deep as you want.


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Post by Rev Light » Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:29 pm

First job I had done on my Scimitar SE5A. Re-instate the two box exhaust systems.

No front boxes when I bought it.

It was funny for about 20 minutes.


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Post by Stupopt1 » Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:56 pm

scimjim wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:18 pm
Gets a bit tiresome on long journeys though. Is the budget there for a new longlife (or similar) stainless system? They’ll make it as loud and deep as you want.
Unfortunately not at the moment, I want new adjustable suspension first, then spray job , so minimal spend.
Maybe I'll try something that I can easily put back , it does drive very well at the moment with no booming from the exhaust, maybe I won't bother. :(


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Post by Scimher » Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:32 am

I would tend to leave well alone re. exhausts.......at least, at this juncture - the old adage 'if it ain't broke don't fix it' is always worth remembering as there is usually something that will need fixing or improving... :)

In my case, on my SE5, my pro. pal, who does the technical stuff, has just made up a working wiper motor from internal components that he had in his spares dept! Mine had given up the ghost - it transpired it was full of water... :shock: ....Has anyone else had this phenomenon?



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Post by gtcse8 » Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:27 pm

Scimher wrote:
Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:32 am
- it transpired it was full of water... ....Has anyone else had this phenomenon?
Yup, on a few occasions, and have a few goosed cases to show.

But I do have a few reasonable motors, and One fully rebuilt by Lucas before they were split up.


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Post by Scimher » Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:35 am

gtcse8 wrote:
Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:27 pm
Scimher wrote:
Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:32 am
- it transpired it was full of water... ....Has anyone else had this phenomenon?
Yup, on a few occasions, and have a few goosed cases to show.

But I do have a few reasonable motors, and One fully rebuilt by Lucas before they were split up.
How strange! So definitely not unique to me then..... :shock:



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