I bought an Emco muffler for my '66 Tbolt and it doesn't fit. The exhaust pipe does not go into the muffler far enough for the mounting bolt to align with the frame - it hits the baffle. My old mufflers, which I beleive are stock BSA, work fine in this regard, as the baffles are set further back inside the muffler.
Also, I have what I believe are called "TT" pipes. They do not have a gentle curve as stock, but more of a right angle at the head. Could these pipes possibly be longer than stock and thus causing this problem with the Emco?
I could saw an inch or two off the pipes and make them fit, but I'm not going to.
Well, I see that no one has said it, may as well be me. Got a good flame suit! Since you have after market pipes from one manufacturer, and muflers from another, I'm not real surprised you're experiancing problems! You're going to have to modify something to make it work with the parts you have, or try different parts. Not an uncommon situation from what I've seen over the years. Sorry! Don R.
Peter, If you have the TT pipes, orginal TT pipes. Don't cut them. Some one would want them. Mater of fact I would for my west coast Hornet. Regarding the Emgo mufflers, I have used these without a problem but I use the stock pipes. Richard Phillips
Thanks for the responses. Perhaps this is a better way to approach this: are the Emgo mufflers, which are routinely described on eBay and at meets as "stock replacements", identical to stock BSA? The one I have looks identical on the outside, but, like I referenced above, is very different on the inside.
Thanks again, Peter
PS I have 1 brand new Emgo a65 muffler for sale. I ain't giving up the TT pipes.
I have what I believe are called "TT" pipes. They do not have a gentle curve as stock, but more of a right angle at the head.
Hi Valk - Your description sounds like photos I've seen of aftermarket Cycle Shack pipes, with the sharp right angle at the head. Also, I'm confused as to how stock A65 mufflers would fit on TT pipes, what with the TT pipes coming together under the motor and terminating in front of the rear tire?
Will S. BSAs: '66 & '69 Lightning Triumphs: '68 TR6R, '68 Bonneville, '73 TR7, '55 6T '71 Norton Commando
Hi Will, No, my pipes are not the ones you speak of - I know what you are referring to. The angle on my pipes at the head is not a sharp, radical right angle, nor do they come under the frame. Mine could easily be mistaken for stock except, again, for the angle at the head and apparently they're a bit longer. I'll try and post a pic. Peter