Gallardo Exhaust Clamps - Having stainless ones made

Gallardo Exhaust Clamps - Having stainless ones made

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kindai

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45 posts

5 months

Tuesday 12th March
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Just a little project some might be interested in.

I have a new full exhaust system turning up in a few days, obviously one of the annoying issues is the potential for the original exhaust clamps to snap the studs off, and with being being anywhere upto 100 quid to replace, I thought id rather get them made of stainless than replace with the crap cast stock ones.

Built a cad design as best possible from the clamp I had...






And then sent off to 3d printing to test fitment which is absolutely perfect.






















With the prototypes fitting perfectly, I went back and added some more material, this is for 2 reasons.

1) It reduces the machining time and cost

2) It strengthens the part






Overall I am happy with where its at now and am waiting for the cnc shop to let me know when they are starting work on them.

Hopefully soon smile

Larry5.2

344 posts

49 months

Wednesday 13th March
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Good job! What sort of price are you getting them at - I guess it depends on quantity?

kindai

Original Poster:

45 posts

5 months

Wednesday 13th March
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Larry5.2 said:
Good job! What sort of price are you getting them at - I guess it depends on quantity?
Yea, ive got a few owners pitching in for the first batch which is pulling the cost down massively. If you wanted a set for just one car it would be near enough 80-100 quid for a clamp.

Fortunately due to ordering ~80 or so, the cost is closer to 50 quid.

4321go

446 posts

128 months

Wednesday 13th March
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My engine will be in pieces for a few weeks yet (see my “Engine Rebuild” thread in the Supercar General area). But if you have a batch ready in time, then I’d certainly be interested in a full set. What’s you’re best guess on production dates?

kindai

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45 posts

5 months

Wednesday 13th March
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I had a nosey at your car and pieces when at RE a few weeks ago smile

Looking first or second week of April for the last ones to finish up, if you want a set will need a commitment over the next few days to book up the cnc time needed.
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EvoIV NL

172 posts

100 months

Thursday 14th March
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Id be keen on a set.

4321go

446 posts

128 months

Thursday 14th March
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kindai said:
I had a nosey at your car and pieces when at RE a few weeks ago smile

Looking first or second week of April for the last ones to finish up, if you want a set will need a commitment over the next few days to book up the cnc time needed.
I’ll point Ricky in the direction of this thread.......

kindai

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45 posts

5 months

Thursday 14th March
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4321go said:
I’ll point Ricky in the direction of this thread.......
Ricky is already having some smile

kindai

Original Poster:

45 posts

5 months

Thursday 14th March
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EvoIV NL said:
Id be keen on a set.
Cool, I was just checking the rules because while im not making anything on these (I am literally doing them at cost price) I wasnt sure if people asking to buy them would be allowed.

It seems this rule may apply however: Group buys and limited run rare parts threads are permitted, but we reserve the right to remove them if we feel they are being abused or are overly commercial.


Let me just check some things out to see if with the extra clamps if we can get a better price.

4321go

446 posts

128 months

Thursday 14th March
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kindai said:
4321go said:
I’ll point Ricky in the direction of this thread.......
Ricky is already having some smile
In which case, assuming that we don’t already have OEM clamps in the parts order that’s already with Lamborghini, I’d expect that we’ll be taking a set for my car.

Wait until I hear back from Mr. Elder......

Ps: well done! The originals are pretty rubbish!

kindai

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45 posts

5 months

Friday 15th March
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EvoIV NL said:
Id be keen on a set.
Hi!

So I have had a chat, the price isnt going to change much as we already had a big bulk discount.

Can add you in if you are still interested.

Thanks!

4321go

446 posts

128 months

Friday 15th March
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It may well be that the couple that Ricky is already taking from you are for MY car. But we might actually take another couple, given that the engine is out and we might as well do the whole lot. I’m waiting to hear back from him, but neither of us are in the UK at the moment. Indeed, if it’s going to plan, then he’s at the Australian GP this weekend! One of us will give you a definitive answer early next week, if that’s OK?

kindai

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45 posts

5 months

Saturday 16th March
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4321go said:
It may well be that the couple that Ricky is already taking from you are for MY car. But we might actually take another couple, given that the engine is out and we might as well do the whole lot. I’m waiting to hear back from him, but neither of us are in the UK at the moment. Indeed, if it’s going to plan, then he’s at the Australian GP this weekend! One of us will give you a definitive answer early next week, if that’s OK?
Yes theres no rush, cnc is starting on monday and will run for ~2 weeks so any extras you want to tag on the end are fine as long as you give me a few days notice before the end.

4321go

446 posts

128 months

Wednesday 27th March
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Saw your nylon test pieces at Ricky’s today and they look very good. As you know (I hope) Ricky now has a full set of four on order from you. The original two that he had on order from you were already earmarked for my car!

(Edited to add....... that’s four PAIRS, for the avoidance of doubt!!)

Edited by 4321go on Wednesday 27th March 23:12

yorksram

13 posts

72 months

Thursday 28th March
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I will take 4 clamps if they're good for pre-lp.


kindai

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45 posts

5 months

Saturday 30th March
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yorksram said:
I will take 4 clamps if they're good for pre-lp.
They are smile

Watch this space, will post the details up shortly, but have found a better solution for all involved so they can be "on the shelf" opposed to needing to do a batch order.

kindai

Original Poster:

45 posts

5 months

Friday 19th April
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As promised.

Basically these are gonna be made by hill engineering, as an off the shelf available part smile

Much easier for all involved as they can be ordered as needed rather than needing to do huge batch runs to get a decent price.


4321go

446 posts

128 months

Friday 19th April
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Looks great! Just waiting for the bore liners and then my rebuild is off and running again!

voicey

2,311 posts

128 months

Friday 19th April
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kindai said:
As promised.

Basically these are gonna be made by hill engineering, as an off the shelf available part smile

Much easier for all involved as they can be ordered as needed rather than needing to do huge batch runs to get a decent price.

When I first saw this thread I wondered if your clamps were the same as Paul's or going to be a rival - glad to read it's the former. We do a ton of work with Hill and find them a great partner to work with. Quite often I'll have an idea for a new product - instead of having to produce technical drawings/specs and paying for dev/tooling up, I can have a 20 minute chat with Paul and 6-8 weeks later it'll be flying off the production line.

kitchensink

6 posts

1 month

Monday 13th May
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Hi

I have had a look on the Hill Engineering website, and these are inc VAT £102 each.

Earlier in the thread someone mentioned about £50 each.

Is £102 what they finally came in at, or can they be got a little cheaper somehow?!

Thanks