Time to make an exhaust……see those headers on the top shelf? Not using any of those……yet.
Ordered up a couple of boxes of bends from Cone Engineering.
Says it all.
Got this from Cone too….helps mark where you want to cut the bends.
And there’s a fair amount of cutting involved.
Really helps to have one of these to…..Tig welder.
Gotta start somewhere…..the rear pipe placement was dictated by the lines of the engine, especially the timing cone, so that’s where I started. The front pipe will loop down close to the oil filter housing then come up on top of the rear pipe and hopefully be parallel.
Notice the stainless hose clamps with punched holes……another Richard Pollock recommendation. Once you’re happy with fit and location, sneak that tig torch in there and tack the seams through the punched holes.
One pipe down……love the SPD collector.
Front pipe is a bit less complicated than the rear, the difficult part is making sure it lines up with the collector.
All lined up.
A stainless reverse cone to end things.
Springs in place to hold the slip on collector in place, and stainless bracket to support the weight of the system. Now it’s off to the bench to do the final tig welds……that will only take a day…..then to a local speed shop that does ceramic coating. I don’t even want to talk about the time invested here!