Armours have now stopped doing Scott exhaust pipes ! They have one or two left in stock for swinging arm models, (Brum). Move NOW if you will be wanting one soon ! The guy who answers their phone is ‘difficult’ to get talking, and prefers to give yes or no short answers to any questions, so I could not find out the reason, but do know of buyers having “It won’t fit” problems.
I’ve recently had a stainless steel pipe made for my 1947 FS by Alldens Exhausts. They advertise in OBM and are based near Market Rasen. I took in my old pipe, which was an Armours one, suitably adjusted to make it fit, and they used it to make a jig. The new pipe fitted perfectly and cost £180 which I thought was reasonable. As it’s just down the road from me I took the pipe in myself and watched a computer controlled machine turning out Land Rover exhausts. Usual disclaimers, but all I can say is that I am a very satisfied customer.
Their phone no. is 01673862286.
Is the jig now theirs ?….or did you take it home with you ? I ask because if they now have a jig, subsequent pipes should in theory be less money. I know Den at Alldens, as they had ago at making 2″ L/H pipes for me in stainless, but they struggled to get a tight enough bend on the pipe from the L/H cylinder, so that it could enter the main sweep of the system at an angle whilst still missing the L/H downtube of the frame. Most replacement 2″ L/H pipes have taken the easy option and had the L/H short pipe entering the main sweep at about 90 degrees, which is awful as it disrupts the flow from the R/H cylinder, spoiling the performance considerably. If any readers of this decide to pay them a visit, it can be a VERY difficult place to find, and is situated in what used to be the M.T. workshops of the former RAF Faldingworth, a VERY secret place during the Cold War years as a large proportion of our atomic weapons were stored there, in extensive underground facilities, with Greenham Common very much in second place. Expect large potholes ! I had to make several trips there before I was happy with the results, and I don’t live close by….. Cost me a small fortune in petrol !
Hi Brian, they kept the jig and it looked a very simple thing to me to produce such a complex shape. In so far as the shape is concerned, it appears to be an exact copy of the Armours one. I have to say that at first they were not keen on taking on the work as they said Scott owners were too picky. That wouldn’t have been you Brian would it? Anyway I assured them that if it fitted and looked ok they wouldn’t have any trouble from me. It took about 30 minutes to fit and looks fine. Of course, like all stainless pipes it turns a straw colour but I can put up with that. In so far as getting there, I just put the post code ( LN8 3WA ) into the sat nav but have to admit that otherwise I would probably still be looking.
It sounds a bit like I’m their ad-man which I’m not, but when my old pipe finally gave up the ghost after I had bodge welded it a couple of times, I needed a new one and remembering the problems I had with the Armours one I decided to give them a try, mainly because they were only about 20 miles away.
Hope this helps.