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Posted by Andy 02 on March 13, 2000 at 18:42:20:

In Reply to: right on!! plate bracket/exhaust questions... posted by chris king on March 13, 2000 at 06:47:37:

Dang, spend the morning working instead of farting around up here, and look what happens. :)

The car is a '72 tii, although there are some interesting pieces possibly related to the car being salvaged at some point in its life -- such as the driver's door from a '71...

However, the engine and frame match, the engine was rebuilt about 5500 miles ago, and it feels reeel gooood!

The muffler is a 2" Blue Streak unit which is pretty much straight-thru, and looks beefy. The rest of the exhaust is stock, including the resonator which looks like it is original. One nice thing is there's no longer any exhaust piping running around under the gas tank. That's very nice. The overall effect is slightly loud when starting cold, but develops a really nice purr on the highway. The system came about with about 500 miles on the new engine, (and of course out of cash after getting the sucker rebuilt!), the muffler fell off. Cost for cutting the old one off, and welding the new one with brackets came to about $120. I took it.

The license plate is held on by a bracket that I removed from the front of our (purists please forgive me! we got rid of it 'cause it sucked!) '98 Volvo V70 XC AWD Wagon. It's a pretty simple stamped pot-metal thingy, but it works fine for the back of the 02. Heck, if anyone's really interested, I'd be happy to stop by the Volvo dealer's parts bin and see if they have any, or take some pics of just it. Just let me know!

The background comes from the foothills of Mt. Hamilton, we live a little north of the Evergreen area of San Jose.

Anyhow, I'll post a few more pics when I get a chance, I forgot to take pictures of the cool custom steel air pipes my mechanic whipped up to cure the 'plastic tube problem' once and for all...

Andy -- '72 tii

: make that bracket yerself? wanna sell me one?
: i see your center exhaust....whatcha runnin?

: 74 tii
: ex 533i
: ex 535is

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