Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2006 00:34:21 +0000 (UTC) From: Craig's Saab C900 Site <c900nospam.apana.org.au> Subject: Re: C900 JT 3" Exhaust & Downpipe
Paul Halliday <pjghnospamyonder.co.uk> writes: >in article K4pLf.44823$Q22.6373nospamnews.blueyonder.co.uk, Al at >alistairdorenospamo.com wrote on 23/02/2006 20:40: ><snip> My preamble ... >> As for the JT, yes Phil and Phil fitted it, apparently it was a git to fit, >> but its a top job and it doesn't catch on the road cushions like the >> standard one did as there's no front box. >That's my main consideration. I'm just fed up of scraping over speed bumps. >I get a dry day (rare for our part of the world), jack the car up, remove >the old clamps, setup the exhaust perfectly, stand back, admire handywork, >go for a drive ... Undo all that work on the first speed bump. Grrrrr! Get that here in Sydney too - the clamps around the pipe joins for the resonator hit all sorts of oddities. I just had the old resonator replaced after the weld behind it (wasn't a Saab oem one) rusted out and I got a local exhaust place to fit a new one and weld in a new section of pipe plus fix up dodgy clamps for A$100. >> I LOVE the sound it makes, at all revs. Tickover is a really lovely burble, >> and about 2000rpm give the best reverberation, but 4500 through a tunnel, >> (well a long bridge) near me is just stunning sort of like... >> >> RRRRRAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRWWWWWWWWWW! >> >> Lets just say with the JT and the Bailey 26D dump valve it's a real >> symphony! >I gather at cruising speed/throttle, the reverberation is not much more than >the standard exhaust. I don't want to sound like some young scrote with >fart-can! On the other hand, the sound of an old school turbo whining up >through a 3" megaphone is very appealing :) Once I get my '83 8V turbo running nicely the exhaust has to be replaced as it has holes/leaks in a few spots. There a serious leak around the flange where the downpipe attaches to the turbo - not sure how to sort that one yet. My car is non-APC too so whether a nice free-flowing exhaust will make more or less of a difference compared to the same car with APC (as was the case in the USA and other markets at the time) is something I probably won't be able to find out. Craig. -- Craig's Saab C900 Page at | Craig's Classic Saab Workshop - Sydney .au http://lios.apana.org.au/~c900 | http://www.classicsaab.net and other URL's Email: c900nospam.apana.org.au | For Saab 99/C900/9000 Enthusiasts World-Wide! Alternate: saabonautnospaml.com | Web-forums, galleries, library, links, etc.