its been a long road to get this car going. its not finished yet but its very close to being legal. ive spent tonight making the exhaust. I'm up to the merge collector where the two banks go into one. so ive only got to make the 3"pipe from the middle off the car back. its basically straight with two 90 degree bends in it. should be finished tomorrow night. the plan is to drive it a bit on the weekend.
cant stop watching that video, holy crap, soooo soooooo nice, the car looks truly stunning as well
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cheers spark. I'm 1 exhaust hanger away from a finished exhaust system. ill get one tomorrow morning and spend the rest of the day driving it. i cant tell you how good it feels to get to this point. its been 5 years.....
exhaust is finished and its still WAY to loud. I'm going to have to look at a better/more expensive muffler. had a long day working on the lexus (curse word thing had a vacuum leak that took me all day to fix) but did manage to drive it for about 20 minutes. it all feels really good. the rear tyres are rubbing when you drive over massive craters in the road but i haven't put the bump stops in the back yet so when i do that it will sort that out. nothing else to report really. the car feels really good to drive. will be amazing when its had a wheel alignment and i get a bit of tuning in the suspension. ive not given it a good fang round a corner but the back does feel very different. hard to explain really, kind of lighter somehow? but only when your going over a bump? I'm going to drive it some more tomorrow because i can. i am currently having a hard earned beer. which i earned. feeling pretty good about it all at the mo.
the exhaust and the heat shields for said are all finished. i wanted to keep as much heat out of the cabin as posable. i learned the hard way what a hot exhaust right under the drives floor/seat can do on a very hot summers day. so ive made a full length shield which covers the top and right down the sides but is open at the bottom. the exhaust is twin 2&1/2" into 3" single. it sounds very good, especially at 6 grand. the heat shields are made from 1.30mm aluminum sheet that ive folded/welded into shape. all fits very nicely and its all got clearance.
pipe before painting,
laying on its back, paint drying.
i plan to paint the tip mat black for now. i might make a squareish one (to match the cutout in the rear of the car) out of stainless at some point down the track. but the straight 3" pipe will do for now.
my plan is to get everything under the car finished by the weekend. I'm going to get some parts HPC'ed so that might take a while but as long as I'm ready to bolt it all back in for the final time when it comes back il be happy.