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  • Member since
    August, 2015
  • From: Hamptonville, NC
Flexible Exhaust tubing
Posted by TarheelRick on Thursday, November 22, 2018 5:51 PM

Back in the days of driveable/buildable street cars beginning with a $100 investment, my '56 Chevy 210 6cylinder, "tree" speed as an example, many of the local hot-rodders used a flexible steel pipe for exhaust.  Of course it was not very efficient since it rusted quite readily in the seams.   This stuff was one of J. C. Whitney's best sellers.  Anyway, does anyone have any suggestions as to where I could find this pipe in scale, or maybe ideas on fabricating some?  I need some to build an exhaust on a short track car I am building.

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    June, 2015
Posted by dimaxion on Sunday, December 30, 2018 4:26 AM

I had the same issue decade ago . I have a Lindburgh Cord WIP . The kit Flex Tubes protruding from the hood are just another degradation in this Kit . I did an Inquiry . The answer is the Springs sold at HLJ . Works for me . Different diameters are offered . Check them out . The cost I found as reasonable .Thanx 

  • Member since
    August, 2016
Posted by mini man on Sunday, December 30, 2018 1:11 PM

TarheelRick

Back in the days of driveable/buildable street cars beginning with a $100 investment, my '56 Chevy 210 6cylinder, "tree" speed as an example, many of the local hot-rodders used a flexible steel pipe for exhaust.  Of course it was not very efficient since it rusted quite readily in the seams.   This stuff was one of J. C. Whitney's best sellers.  Anyway, does anyone have any suggestions as to where I could find this pipe in scale, or maybe ideas on fabricating some?  I need some to build an exhaust on a short track car I am building.

 

Are flexi drinking straws too big at 5mm across?

 

Nigel.

 

  • Member since
    February, 2016
Posted by Plowboy on Monday, December 31, 2018 9:06 AM

I remember the old flex pipe. "Fixed" many of an exhaust with that junk. I would try scoring styrene rod by chucking it in a variable speed drill and let a razor saw rest on it while turning it slowly. You may get a similar result by doing the old rolling the rod with an exacto knife method. I don't know how visible it would be though.

rit
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    May, 2008
Posted by rit on Wednesday, January 02, 2019 3:29 PM

Try 1/16" solder and wrap it with either fine copper wire 26 or 28 gauge or .015" solder using CA glue to hold it on the solder. then prime and paint.

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    January, 2019
Posted by ModelTexan1 on Thursday, January 24, 2019 4:21 PM

Check some fabric stores like Joann's.  There is a silver mylar-wrapped elastic "beading cord" that looks very similar.  I have some that is 2 mm in diameter but I have seen it in sizes up to 5 mm and down to 0.5.  They make it in black that can be painted as well.  One brand I know is called Beadalon.  I like both types but the silver looks really great.

Amazon sells it as well.  Cheap and it goes a LONG way.

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