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Muffler fits loose over pipe #692501
04/20/17 2:38 pm
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I'm on the final stages of a rebuild. 69 TR6R. When installing the mufflers to the pipes on both sides there is sufficient play to cause an air leak; even when the clamps are nipped down tightly. Both pipes and mufflers are stock, original components. Any suggestions how to enlarge the pipe area to fit snugly into the muffler/s? One millimetre should do it.

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Re: Muffler fits loose over pipe [Re: Bola] #692505
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You can buy pipe expanders, I have a set and very handy, much easier to do if you haven't had the pipes chromed as the chromed pipe is a harder than the steel alone. But slide it in, and big spanner to spread the jaws. When I used to make pipes as part of my job I had a pneumatic version. So much easier and quicker.


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Re: Muffler fits loose over pipe [Re: Bola] #692509
04/20/17 3:36 pm
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Pipe expanders are used a lot in the car exhaust world.
You can buy cheap expanders at Harbor Freight or their Canadian equivalents.
HTH

Re: Muffler fits loose over pipe [Re: Tridentman] #692512
04/20/17 4:29 pm
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...or you could sleeve it with a strip of alloy cut from the side of a beer can.


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Re: Muffler fits loose over pipe [Re: Bola] #692527
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The alloy strip from a beer can came to my mind too......but I hated to be the first to mention it smile

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Re: Muffler fits loose over pipe [Re: Bola] #692533
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Pabst Blue Ribbon makes the best shims.


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Re: Muffler fits loose over pipe [Re: desco] #692541
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...but the worst beer.

Re: Muffler fits loose over pipe [Re: Irish Swede] #692542
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I have rediscovered PBR a 12 pack longnecks is just $8 at local grocer ice cold they take me back to the teeny bopper daze late 60s when it was 50 cents a quart


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Re: Muffler fits loose over pipe [Re: raf940] #692564
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The good days....when you could still buy beer in quart bottles, drink the beer, and get money refunded for the bottle!

Re: Muffler fits loose over pipe [Re: Irish Swede] #692574
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Glass bottles don't shim as well as cans. Also the labels tend to cook and smoke once the exhaust gets some heat into it.

Seriously though, I've used the beer can method, it works and can be made to look tidy. I also found there was quite a difference between equivalent sized modern chrome metric clamps and the imperial sized clamps the suppliers here sell. The metric equivalents should fit in theory but the imperial clamps are a better bet. It seems a lot rides on that smidgen of an inch lost or gained in the metric/imperial crossover.


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Re: Muffler fits loose over pipe [Re: Bola] #692591
04/21/17 7:33 am
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There is also a product called shim brass that you can buy in sheets [about the same size a sheet of sandpaper]. Comes in several thicknesses. Cut to size and fit.

Re: Muffler fits loose over pipe [Re: Bola] #692607
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Shim stock from McMaster Carr.
HTH

Re: Muffler fits loose over pipe [Re: Tridentman] #693226
04/27/17 5:39 pm
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Got it sorted with a bit of soda can, thanks.


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