I have been looking (for some time) to find a 2 inch diameter left hand exiting exhaust pipe as fitted to TT Replica’s and some Sprint Specials. Does anyone know if these can be obtained or whether there are any capable exhaust fabricators around the Midlands/South West England area ? This is one of the last major hurdles to overcome to get my 6-years-in-the-making project Scott on the road and I would like to fit this type of pipe to keep the sporty look ……
Hi Paul, Have you tried Armour Motor Products in Bournemouth Their catalogue states that they will make pipes to any pattern,
i have had several sets of these pipes from Ken lack, he I believe has them made in batches from time to time,usually I call him up, and after awhile the pipes arrive! he certainly would know how to advise you
Thanks for those leads i’ll certainly give them a try. I thought I remeberted something on the old forum about some being made but maybe that hasn’t yet happened,
I have thought about getting a Stainless Steel 2″ LH Exhaust made for my TT Replica. This is to avoid problems with rust after several years use. There are companies in Nottingham who specialise in SS Exhausts for cars. I will investigate further and let you know.
When I bought the 1928 built TT Replica UE 7373 in 1967. It had been stored in the attic of A E Renolds Liverpool depot since being left for repair by a merchant seamen in 1941. In the 39 years since it was built, it had been available for use for 13 years. The 2″ LH pipe was original.
From my memory, Ken Lack used this as a patten to get some made.
When they were made and offerred to bikes, the angle of the rearward section was not horizontal. The flange plate is so narrow in relation to the overall length, that any angular error is much amplified. I remachined up the flanges to give a bolting face at the angle that gave the correct horizontal attitude for the pipe.
As the welding will distort the flange plate, I suggest to make the initial width of the flange plate thicker and to machine it up as last op to achieve both flatness and alignment.
Hi Paul. This very day a suitable manufacturing jig has been delivered to a pipe maker in Nottingham, and a quantity ordered in both stainless & mild steel!!!! I hasten to add that it is NOT me that has ordered them, but at last things are moving forwards, and, fingers crossed they will be advertised in Yowl fairly soon, but don’t hold your breath just in case it takes longer than anticipated! Regards Brian.
Hi Brian, thanks for that bit of news – i’m definitely interested. Maybe there’ll be an update at the Midland Section meeting ? My project bike just doesn’t look sporty enough with a practical, low-level, rusty 13/4 inch pipe (but it’ll do for the MOT) so fingers are crossed for one which will melt the sole of my boot !
Did anything come of the remanufacture of these exhausts, last mentioned in August last year? I have recently acquired a 1928 Flyer which needs a more approriate exhaust – which I think means one of those which was discussed here. If I am barking up the wrong tree – can anyone suggest where else I may be lucky enough to find one – including the silencer?
Regards to all
Hi Lewis. Yes the pipes have been made and I had two of the first ones made for a couple of current projects. They are very, very good and fit perfectly. The man who made the jig and financed them should in theory be advertising them in the next Yowl, but I cannot confirm that or the price. If you have a 1928 flying Squirrel with shortstroke engine they will NOT fit!!!! You need the two inch left hand system that consisted of a cast alloy manifold that connects to a smaller diameter pipe and thence to a Howarth silencer with fishtail outlet. You should be able to get a complete system from Tim Sharp, but if he is out of stock I can sell you a used alloy manifold in sound condition to get you started. If you need it give me a ring on phone number listed in front cover of YOWL. regards. Brian
Hi Brian, Thank you for the offer of the manifold. I think the one I have is correct as is the majority of the pipe, although it may have been shortened to permit the fitting of a Birmingham silencer. I will try Ken and check what I have got. If I need to I will come back to you concerning the manifold. Thanks again.