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I now need a new exhaust system!
Is there a preferred supplier who can provide a stainless steel system that actually fits?
(Cynicism grows proportionally to the lack of head hair - of which I have very little)!!!
|John, I bought one a few months ago from Midland Sports & Classics. I had it fitted by an Austin Healey contact who hates stainless systems but was pleasantly surprised that this one fitted. On eBay now At £167 including fitting kit. Of course, I could just have been lucky... Shane|
|I would stay away from stainless exhausts. My experience with the Falcon system was that over 20 years I had to replace the silencer every two or three years because the stuffing had blown out and the box had no effect at all. Fortunately I had a lifetime guarantee! I changed to a mild steel silencer and all has been fine in the years since.
Regardless of which system you go for, I would also suggest splicing in a second silencer under the left had seat - I got a simple one from Demon Tweaks - as this makes cruising at speed a lot quieter too. This required cutting a section out of the pipe and the secondary box just slides over the cut pipe and is held in place and sealed by two clamps. No other support required.
|Unfortunate experience for you Dominic. I have had a Falcon box on mine for the last 20 years without issue.|
|The same for me : any problem with my Falcon (more than 20 years)|
|I am not alone..... Barney had the same experience. http://mgaguru.com/mgtech/carbs/ex102.htm|
|When the time comes, and I expect it to be in a year or two, I'll replace my muffler with one from Porter exhaust. While not a direct fit, they make a nifty SS muffler with SS packing married to a different take on core design. A bit of fabrication and I expect to have an exhaust that will last and sound great. While based in the U.S., they do have distributors in Norway & New Zealand. As an fyi, I have no affiliation with Porter.|
Our BV8 system lasted more than 30 years and over 100,000 miles - on the B.roadster it lasted 22 years - the SS system has a different tone to mildsteel but it still muffles.
|John, try zero exhausts in Ashford, I had a fiat dino exhaust made by then and it looked and sounded wonderful, they will tune the noise to your requirements|
|David k Brenchley|
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