First of all, really sorry to post and post. What are peoples opinions on installing a silencer to header pipe. The new silencer pipes diameter is the same as the header pipes diameter. I read somewhere that Ace used some aluminium roof flashing and clamps to connect. Sounds like a pretty good idea to me and im pretty sure i should be able to get it pretty tight. Should be alright. He said he like this over using putty which can be messy. Ive also decided i wanna paint the new silencer matt black and use a black exhaust tape to cover the header pipe. Mainly for the look because i will need to cover up the clamps, aluminium and the hook that the old heat shield attached to.
There is available a "step down pipe stub" to overcome 2 identical diameter pipes not joining.
Hey bullet man. What I did was found a peace of pipe that fit snug into my muffler, but welded the pipe onto the header and clamped the muffler /adapter. Worked a treat and meant only 1 clamp. There is an exposed weld, but I'm going to heat wrap the header and cover that.
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As far as attachment the muffler to the pipe, that leaves a lot of variables. I had to sand my exhaust pipe down to get my angle adapter on. The other end required the aluminum muffler tape to seal it up. I cut off the little hook for the stock muffler.Basically you have to do what you have to do to get everything to fit. No biggie.Bare
Bare, I cant get the Dunstall to fit as its the same size as the damn header pipe...I was wondering if I could/should just use a grinder and grind down the header pipe so the muffler would fit? Just hoping to get a solution to resolve this...ThanksMark
As i said before, if you get a piece of pipe about 3 inches long that fits snug into the muffler youre set. It does involve a weld though. You weld the 3 inch pipe to header, at the same time heating the muffler end with a flame then push muffler onto the new pipe. get your self a sexy stainless clamp and your done. To cover the weld you can get a small heatshield. im gonna use some heat tape once i get a spare $50 to cover the weld and the blue bits on header. should look sexy as.