[Healeys] Stainless exhaust again

Alan Seigrist healey.nut at gmail.com
Thu Jun 16 13:14:55 MDT 2022

Hi Bob -

British systems as far as I know didn't use glass, and for the healeys had
straight through silencer with a straight through perforated baffle/pipe in
the silencer.



On Thu, Jun 16, 2022 at 9:29 AM Bob Spidell <bspidell at comcast.net> wrote:

> Side topic: Anyone know, for sure, what type the OEM mufflers were; i.e.
> 'glasspack,' 'turbo' (baffles) or a third type I recall someone explaining
> but I can't recall what they're called?
> The OEM mufflers (I think) I've heard had a mild, apologetic sound; i.e.
> 'Sorry, old chap, but I must make some sound to get these obnoxious gases
> out of my system.'
> On 6/16/2022 9:09 AM, Alan Seigrist wrote:
> When you park the car after a long drive, water will collect in a mild
> steel exhaust system and relatively quickly the welds in the internal
> baffles on the silencer will corrode and break away. So whether you drive
> the car or not the silencers corrode internally.  having SS silencers is a
> good idea.  pipes can be mild steel and they will last forever.
> On Mon, 13 Jun 2022 at 2:56 PM, Jean Caron <
> vintage_roadster_restoration at hotmail.com> wrote:
>> With the few miles we put on our cars each year  I simply cannot see the
>> need for stainless steel exhaust when a MD steel one will last 20 + years
>> anyway.
>> Jean
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