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    Re: Exhaust Note

    I too have the Moss Tourist Trophy stainless system, I don' t prefer the polished look but the sound is totally Big Healey

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    Re: Exhaust Note

    Today I installed a warranty replacement Moss Tourist Trophy muffler. Nice tone and not too loud.

    My original one was very loud with a nasty resonance in the 2200 - 2800 rpm range (exactly freeway cruising speed).

    Tomorrow, I'll compare the sound to that of a brand-new British mild steel muffler from Healey Surgeons as installed on a friend's car.

    Moss had a QA issue with internal failures of the original TT mufflers causing them to quickly eject their packing. Their new version is made by a different supplier and is warranted for 5 years from date of original TT system purchase. It comes with a very nice matte blasted finish.

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    Re: Exhaust Note

    Steve, is that a replacement for a stainless steel system? Wonder why Moss went with a matte finish vs. the chrome like polished finish for a replacement?
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    Re: Exhaust Note

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Glasgow View Post
    Steve, is that a replacement for a stainless steel system? Wonder why Moss went with a matte finish vs. the chrome like polished finish for a replacement?
    It's the replacement for the shiny Tourist Trophy muffler. The finish is OK with me - I didn't care for the mirror finish anyway. Maybe I'll paint it black later on.
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    Re: Exhaust Note

    I've painted a couple exhausts with this stuff:

    https://www.motosport.com/product/?a...segment=badger

    Works good--satin finish--and lasts a long time.

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    Re: Exhaust Note

    In the past, I've had good results with barbecue black paint from the hardware store. Checking the can, it's Rustoleum high-heat 1200 degrees. It lasts for a year or so, then you apply more.
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    Re: Exhaust Note

    That silicone coating I put on my BJ8's exhaust has lasted probably 50K miles or more. It works good on header wrap, too.

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    Re: Exhaust Note

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob_Spidell View Post
    That silicone coating I put on my BJ8's exhaust has lasted probably 50K miles or more. It works good on header wrap, too.
    I'll give it a try.
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    Re: Exhaust Note

    Quote Originally Posted by steveg View Post
    I'll give it a try.
    If you want to take it to the next level, here's a product that's worked well on our racers.

    https://www.zycoat.com/zybar-color-c...bar-4-oz..html
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    Re: Exhaust Note

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob_Spidell View Post
    I've painted a couple exhausts with this stuff:

    https://www.motosport.com/product/?a...segment=badger

    Works good--satin finish--and lasts a long time.
    I bought it. Label says it needs to cure 400degrees for 2 hours. No equipment for that.

    Bob - did you just paint it then install it without curing?
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    Re: Exhaust Note

    I sprayed it on and 'cured' it with a propane torch with a spreader:

    https://www.amazon.com/Bernzomatic-S...09123164&psc=1

    IIRC, you can actually see it 'cure' from a wet-appearing finish to a matte.

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    Re: Exhaust Note

    That's a great idea!
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