View Full Version : Some exhaust systems just don't look right.

Jim Bow
12-20-2015, 02:16 PM

The Bigfella
12-20-2015, 02:25 PM
Looks like some lessons have been learned though

12-20-2015, 02:26 PM
^ Jim, I like that! Not the exhaust, but all the rest.

David W Pratt
12-20-2015, 03:28 PM
That big ol' tach reminds me, is the tach in the intro pic registering zero?

12-20-2015, 05:33 PM
The exhaust reminds me of half of a SPAD VII.

Ian McColgin
12-20-2015, 05:58 PM
I think Dannybb55 is on to something. It looks like a boom tube which is designed to accelerate the exhaust gasses. If remembering back a half century to my misspent temporarily piston head youth is correct. I don't remember how the thing worked except that it has a fussy internal structure and some of them worked as acoustic mufflers - very different from the normal muffler.

12-20-2015, 07:32 PM
There was an exhaust like that for Mum's 'P' type MG. Wasn't normally on the car from what I can remember but it made a funny 'ripping' sound under hard acceleration.

12-20-2015, 09:46 PM
Wuss. I'd want straight pipes on a rod like that.


Jim Bow
12-20-2015, 11:59 PM
MG C Type. (http://www.mgownersclub.co.uk/mg-guides/pre-war/mg-ctype-midget)

12-21-2015, 01:08 AM
At least they found a good use for that funnel -- after they'd backed over it. ;)

Jimmy W
12-21-2015, 01:23 AM
Several cars had flattened ends to the exhaust as on this Lancia. Of course this looks more right.


12-21-2015, 01:47 AM
Steering wheel is on the wrong side.


P.I. Stazzer-Newt
12-21-2015, 03:33 AM
Looks like a fairly standard "Brooklands" setup.

12-21-2015, 07:36 AM
Looks like a fairly standard "Brooklands" setup.

'zactly. Brooklands had specific exhaust requirements for cars that raced there - hence the distinctive look.

Race meetings and record attempts, of both cars and aircraft, became regular happenings, with crowds approaching 300,000. (So vast was the facility that this could still be considered “the Right Crowd, and no Crowding.”)
Weybridge neighbors seemed to accept these goings-on until September 1924, at which time they instituted an Action in His Majesty’s High Court against noise at the circuit. It wasn’t until July 2, 1925, that matters were resolved, the result being the Brooklands silencer.
The term “silencer” is the overly optimistic English term for what North Americans call a muffler. The French and Italians follow English style with silencieux and silenziatore, respectively. The Germans parallel North American literalness with Schalldämpfer (sound damper).
A Brooklands exhaust system has two chief characteristics: a rhomboidal receptacle located relatively near the engine and a fishtail exhaust at its tip. An MG Car Club article, “Brooklands Silencers—Or Do They?” by Mike Allison, offers definitive concepts, including dimensions of elements depending on engine displacement.
http://simanaitissays.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/silencerdata.jpg?w=257&h=300 (http://simanaitissays.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/silencerdata.jpg)

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
12-21-2015, 08:03 AM


12-21-2015, 12:05 PM


He should not be on the phone at a time like this...

ron ll
12-21-2015, 12:14 PM
The helmet for driving that Lancia.