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pmenhusen
03-06-2002, 01:52 PM
I am converting a '63 Alpine to Ford V8 power (as in the Tiger). I read that the Tiger routed the dual exhausts through the frame tubes, but that this was a rust problem. Would you recommend that I go ahead and route the exhaust through the frame tubes, go to side pipes, or other possibilities?

Tiger
03-06-2002, 05:26 PM
<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by pmenhusen@stateexchange.net:
I am converting a '63 Alpine to Ford V8 power (as in the Tiger). I read that the Tiger routed the dual exhausts through the frame tubes, but that this was a rust problem. Would you recommend that I go ahead and route the exhaust through the frame tubes, go to side pipes, or other possibilities?<hr></blockquote>

Yes, they rot there, but there's a good tech hint on the subject. One takes a short section of 3" diameter conduit pipe, flatten it slightly, cut it diagonally like a french cut green bean, and weld it in place. In one step, you eliminate the water trap, strengthen the X-frame, and make enough room for 2-1/4" exhaust. I had mine professionally done, but this could be DIY if you konw how to weld.

pmenhusen
03-07-2002, 11:46 AM
Thanks for the tip!