TVR S2 sleeved exhaust?

TVR S2 sleeved exhaust?

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Brentford35

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34 posts

12 months

Friday 26th October
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Hi all,

Whilst doing the last repair work to my outrigger, I decided to open up my one and only silencer to see what was rattling. It was the bit of metal from the underside of the silencer that had rusted.

Before I repack and weld it closed, has anyone sleeved an S2 exhaust? I know it's been done a lot on chimeras but not seen or heard of it done on an S series. Considering it's got the perforated tube there I am thinking to cut it out and weld a tube in. But, leaving the sections either side of the front and rear dividers in the hope that retains the distinctive TVR deep rumble.......

So has anyone done it? How does it sound? Any reccomendations from anyone?

Thanks



Brentford35

Original Poster:

34 posts

12 months

Friday 26th October
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This is how the internals look on my silencer. The idea is to take the perforated pipe out and replace with a solid one. Replace the pipes the other side of the divider with a drilled out replica pipe to retain originality. Then repack with wadding and close up. Any suggestions before I attempt this next week?

Or would people suggest leave as it is? I like the sound, but would like it marginally louder but keeping the distinctive TVR deep rumble.

Thanks


magpies

3,770 posts

117 months

Friday 26th October
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I don't have the original exhaust on my S (don't have original engine either)

My take would be to half sleeve - increasing the volume but still doing a bit of silencing. The Chim / Griff / Cerb chaps will know more about this

TurboTony

880 posts

106 months

Saturday 27th October
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Brentford35 said:
This is how the internals look on my silencer. The idea is to take the perforated pipe out and replace with a solid one. Replace the pipes the other side of the divider with a drilled out replica pipe to retain originality. Then repack with wadding and close up. Any suggestions before I attempt this next week?

Or would people suggest leave as it is? I like the sound, but would like it marginally louder but keeping the distinctive TVR deep rumble.

Thanks

I am not sure that your exhaust is an original pattern as I believe it would have had a perforated sheet in a wave form inside. Not much help I am afraid but may explain why no one else has come forward with advice.

Brentford35

Original Poster:

34 posts

12 months

Saturday 27th October
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I've also got a stainless steel system, but it doesn't sound anywhere near as lovely as the one in the pic that was on the car when I got it. Guess it'll be trial and probably error lol......

No doubt I'll probably end up opening it back up again to put the perforated tube back in ha ha.

Thanks anyway both of you for feedback.

I'll try full sleeve first and then see how it goes.

Thanks again
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phillpot

14,422 posts

118 months

Saturday 27th October
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All that sleeving malarky doesn't seem to be such a big thing on S's as on the Chim/Griff exhausts.

DamianS3

1,712 posts

117 months

Thursday 1st November
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Usually (some? ) look like this.. fyi..

Cheers

Damian S3


TVRees

840 posts

47 months

Thursday 1st November
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DamianS3 said:
Usually (some? ) look like this..
mine did too, with some added Rust and Fibre Glas .....




Brentford35

Original Poster:

34 posts

12 months

Friday 2nd November
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Well...... it's been sleeved, welded shut, refitted to the car, and sounds great. But to be honest I don't think it sounds any different to before.

Next week when I'm back I'll take a video and put it on you tube, then put a link on here.

edsj

33 posts

30 months

Sunday 4th November
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Great pix of the S3 silencer!
On my car, the 1st long oval silencer is a bit "crushed", and therefore might be restricting the flow of gasses? Did anyone replace that part with straight pipes or opened it up? Cheers!




AutoAndy

2,170 posts

150 months

Sunday 4th November
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DamianS3 said:
Usually (some? ) look like this.. fyi..

Cheers

Damian S3

..that pic looks familiar....oh yes I remember posting it... wink

I had that tacked up as the wavey bit was rattling. We also refilled with wadding, but that all blew out after a few months.

In reply to Edsj's question, yes I replaced the oval bit with two straight pipes as I thought it was rattling too. I think it used to have two perforated pipes inside the oval, but they had long since rusted away and it was just empty. You need to source the correct diameter of pipe to sleeve inside the end of the hockey sticks at the front, but I found a couple of 1m lengths on ebay. Once welded up it maybe sounded a little louder and more meaty(Good!) but nothing too much to worry about... I prefer it now. I still have the square section bit (as per the photo above)...a fellow S owner followed me on a trip and did ask if I have a V8 not a V6 ...sounded good.... wink



Edited by AutoAndy on Sunday 4th November 11:15

edsj

33 posts

30 months

Monday 5th November
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Thanks Andy, sound advice!! smile

glenrobbo

12,075 posts

85 months

Monday 5th November
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edsj said:
Thanks Andy, sound advice!! smile
I see hear what you did there! ears
wink



Edited by glenrobbo on Monday 5th November 13:54