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Exhaust

Custom Manifold

The two big issues i have always had are: Trying to get a decent manifold for the right had drive is almost impossible! When you do try to use anything bigger than the standard down pipes you get lots of problems getting it past the steering coloumn. Over the years i have tried loads of different options for exhausts (a couple you will see in other posts) and i have looked at all sorts of steering option (again, quite a few versions in older posts) so after trying lots of options that are made for the left-hand drive cars and…

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Opel Manta A Series custom made exhaust header
Exhaust

It’s not the prettiest thing i have ever done!

As the title suggest, this is not pretty but hopefully will get me to a point where i finally have a system and steering setup that works and that I’m happy with. Its very rough as my welding is shit and I’m not very patient with making exhausts, not something i could do for a living! But hopefully it will let me test out the fit and give it a bit of a shakedown and check that the clearance is all ok so i can then hopefully find a decent company to make me a pr oper one that does…

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Exhaust

Manifold Mock up

I have started to mockup the new exhaust header. After finding some pics of a company in the US who did a very nice system for an A series i have pinched a few ideas to see if it helps and one of those is to fit a bracket to the system and attach it to the gearbox, which will hopefully help to reduce and vibration on the system. Once i have it as i want i plan to give the car a couple of runs with my dodgy version on, with the view to having a proper one made…

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Exhaust

A Quick Update

So a quick update for anyone dropping by the site. Yes the car was on the road and i had 2 trips out in it, but the one thing that i have never managed to get sorted out properly was the exhaust and the manifold i spent so long adjusting and fitting just didn’t work and knocked too much. So as i knew it would drive me mad if i just carried on using the car i thought that it was best to take it off the road to fix it properly. I did a bit of googling and found…

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Opel Manta CIH Exhaust
Exhaust

Manifold Fitted

The manifold is now back on the car and all i need to do now is connect up the system and that is the exhaust all done. I can now connect up the steering and fit the inlets and throttle bodies.  

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Opel Manta CIH Exhaust
Exhaust, Steering

Steering & Exhaust finally finished

Well, it’s been a long and winding journey to get the Exhaust & Steering sorted on the Opel! Finally, after getting the steering all in and routed around the manifold as best, i could i realised that i would not be able to keep the manifold exactly as standard and would need to modify it. after a little bit of a mock-up myself, i then took it down to my local welder to get him to finish it off properly. I have to say its come out pretty good and there is hopefully enough clearance for it not to knock!…

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