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 Post subject: Exhaust woes
PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:18 pm 
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The mild steel rear box on my SE is disintegrating rapidly. Until I can get a proper S/S exhaust, has anybody ever managed to lash together a temporary replacement using bits from other cars? I can weld something together if I can find some sort of rear box. All suggestions welcome!


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 Post subject: Re: Exhaust woes
PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:09 am 
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The mild steel rear box on my SE is disintegrating rapidly. Until I can get a proper S/S exhaust, has anybody ever managed to lash together a temporary replacement using bits from other cars? I can weld something together if I can find some sort of rear box. All suggestions welcome!
I did something similar, too cheap to properly fix the blown rear silencer on my 1500, I just bought a generic silencer of roughly the same length off ebay. Chopped the rotten one out and welded in the new one. It held up fine till I switch to a Sprint engine and it passed the MOT.

Not difficult to do, as long as you get the right diameter silencer. Just make sure you got your angles right when you weld it on, so the tail pipe sits in the right position.

I believe you want 38mm, the cheapest I can find is 30 quid at the moment, which is more than I paid.


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 Post subject: Re: Exhaust woes
PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:01 am 
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Thanks for that advice, I will start looking around for one!


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 Post subject: Re: Exhaust woes
PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2021 3:25 pm 
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I made my own exhaust buying bits of ebay


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 Post subject: Re: Exhaust woes
PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2021 8:14 pm 
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Went to a scrapyard, found an exhaust off a 1990 Micra, and welded the expansion box in to the old system. Looks good, sounds good, and will keep the wolf from the door for a while!


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 Post subject: Re: Exhaust woes
PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2021 7:03 pm 
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Being a cheap skate when the over axle section fell apart I cheated and made a side exit pipe that comes
out under the rear passengers door

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 Post subject: Re: Exhaust woes
PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2021 1:53 pm 
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Being a cheap skate when the over axle section fell apart I cheated and made a side exit pipe that comes
out under the rear passengers door
That was something I was looking to do 🤣


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 Post subject: Re: Exhaust woes
PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2021 2:35 pm 
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See my post on alternative exhausts last August, bends still for sale.


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