Sunday, May 29, 2011

Exhausting Work

Exhausting work

Hi All,

Another one of the jobs on the "to do properly" list was the exhaust mounts.
The prior handy work of one of the local exhaust "specialists" DPO paid to do, needless to say I am not impressed.
After my work on the gearbox mount the exhaust started knocking against the body, I new the mounts were awful local attempts by the DP so they finally went last night.

The front mount is important on the MG as it stops ant movement up into the headers and them cracking (EXPENSIVE).

This is what was fitted, look carefully, keep looking.
No it's not there, but things like that don't surprise me now.
Finished, this is what it should looks like.


Middle there was at least something there, however not sure how a strip of asbestos helps as it wasn't even taught.
Again this is what is should be, nice rubber mounting with a U strap to take weight and prevent movement.
As the kit didn't have the actual strap this is the old rear mount re-used.


And talking about the rear this was what was there.
At least this one will not give you asbestosis.

But in order to help keep the clamp in place they had kindly tack welded the pipe clamp together.
Anyway BIG channel locks and it all came off okay.
All finished.

Hopefully this will make the whole thing secure and maybe even a bit quieter (on the vibration side).

I did also work out that it was a non standard 2" pipe and one of the boxes is missing, better air flow so one less thing to do if I want to fit a blower.

Richard B.

Next . . . . . Suspension straps and bump stops or gear box seal, not quite sure yet.


1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the detailed pics. Extremely helpful!
    Mine has never been right either and is hard to figure out where what goes without the pictures.