[Healeys] bending exhaust down pipes

Jackson Krall jackson_krall at yahoo.com
Sun Nov 11 23:02:25 MST 2012

Ive been aware of the sand technique for a long time and have always wanted to
try it. I read somewhere that its the way the "bundle of snakes" header on Jim
Clarks 65 Indy Lotus Ford was fabricated.

On Sun, Nov 11, 2012 1:56 PM EST David Lodge wrote:

>There's an article somewhere that tells you to avoid kinks by filling the
pipe with dry sand.  Haven't tried it myself but it's probably Googleable.
>Regards, D
>--- On Fri, 9/11/12, Jackson Krall <jackson_krall at yahoo.com> wrote:
>From: Jackson Krall <jackson_krall at yahoo.com>
>Subject: Re: [Healeys] bending exhaust down pipes
>To: jmsdarch at sbcglobal.net
>Cc: healeys at autox.team.net
>Date: Friday, 9 November, 2012, 17:26
>Hello John, I have zero experiance with bending machines but there is a
>procedure done w/OA torch called a wrincle bend that might be more
>controlable. Make a red hot ring around pipe at the place you want the bend,
>place the pipe in a vise or other leveragable position and give it a yank in
>direction of needed bend. A slight bulge will appear on inside radius but
>a kink. If more bend is needed, heat another ring next to first and repeat,
>etc. I've made decent looking 900 bends this way, not unlike store bought
>pipes that have bends with a washboard look.
>On Thu, Nov 8, 2012 11:23 PM EST john spaur wrote:
>>I need to adjust my pre-shaped exhaust down pipes and I have access to a
>hydraulic pipe bender. I have experimented a little and when I bend a pipe
>does not seem to go in the direction I would expect it to go.
>>Are there any trade secrets or tricks to figuring out how to get a pipe
>a few degrees in a predictable direction?
>>Thank you,
>>John Spaur
>>San Jose,

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