STAINLESS STEEL & CHROME
ENDURANCE PARTS - This is the manifold of one of the quieter sporty exhaust systems that you can fit to a type 2. All four pipes lead to this flange, onto which is bolted the silencer. Copyright photograph 30 November 2016 Bluebird Marine Systems Ltd, all rights reserved. You will need the permission of Bluebird Marine Systems Ltd to reproduce this picture except for media review or private research, or educational purposes.
Stainless steel is not only nice to look at, but it does not rust in open air conditions where water makes short work of ordinary steel. The discovery was made by accident when a metallurgist noticed that a high chromium content alloy that had been discarded had not rusted when on the scrap pile.
'J' PIPES - This kit came almost complete with all the parts you need to fit and forget the ductwork for the burnt gasses that exit your air cooled lump at the rate of 1,600 litres @ 2,000 rpm. This is not taking into consideration expansion of the combusted mixture that is of course compressed and trying to escape into the atmosphere to contribute to climate change. Copyright photograph, 30 November 2016, all rights reserved. You will need the permission of Bluebird Marine Systems Ltd to reproduce this picture.
SILENCE - This is the part that absorbs most of the sound energy caused by exploding fuel in a confined space. Copyright photographs, 30 November 2016, all rights reserved. You will need the permission of Bluebird Marine Systems Ltd to reproduce this picture.
HEADERS - On any other engine these would be called headers, but because each cast iron cylinder has a single pipe coming from a different angle and direction to the other three pipes, there is no conventional cast iron exhaust manifold. Copyright photograph 30 November 2016, all rights reserved. You will need the permission of Bluebird Marine Systems Ltd to reproduce this picture.
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