[Healeys] Stainless exhaust again

Michael Salter michaelsalter at gmail.com
Mon Jun 13 15:50:18 MDT 2022

I make my own front pipes for 100's because the cheapo repos are so
I use mild steel for the pipes, which I actually had mandrel bent in New
Zealand because no one in Canada seemed to be able to bend them to the
correct radius but, and pretty soon I'll get to the point of this email, I
weld the stainless flex to the mild steel with my TIG welder.
I use mild steel for the pipes because I have yet to see a front pipe that
has rusted through unless the car is driven extensively on salted roads.
I'm sure anyone who does TIG welding could do the welding for you in mild
steel but if you are prepared to pay handsomely FAB Stainless Welding could
do them in stainless 905 669 7400 ask for Frank.
BTW the stainless steel flex seems to leak slightly when first installed
but that stops after a little use, the gaps probably fill with carbon.


On Mon., Jun. 13, 2022, 3:54 p.m. Stephen Hutchings, <s.hutchings at rogers.com>

> Just thought I’d bring you up to date on my quest for a leak free exhaust.
> The new downpipes arrive today, and I did a test on them before going to
> the trouble of putting them on the car.
> Well…Bell exhaust systems need new welders, because the two pipes both
> leak at the welds AND through the flex pipe!
> I’m trying to find someone local to fix them, but most muffler shops say
> they can't weld stainless.
> If anyone knows someone in the Toronto area who can do this work, please
> let me know.
> Thanks,
> Stephen, BJ8
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