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Hi Guys, 

 

I have a question about the Exhaust system on a Fed S1. My car has manifold.....down pipe........cat.....then rear silencer. Will a Euro spec rear silencer and short pipe that runs from the silencer bolt directly onto my existing down pipe?

 

Here are the parts I want to replace. 

 

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, omegaman said:

Hi Guys,

I have a question about the Exhaust system on a Fed S1. My car has manifold.....down pipe........cat.....then rear silencer. Will a Euro spec rear silencer and short pipe that runs from the silencer bolt directly onto my existing down pipe?

Here are the parts I want to replace.

@LOTUSMAN33 has just done something similar I believe...

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Yes I have the UK rear valance . 
 

ok so all new from the manifold back plus a new gearbox bracket ? Thanks for the info . 
 

Can you recommend a supplier ? 

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I asked SJ the same question and they said the euro silencer with bolt up to the OE parts , I asked about the bracket and they didn’t say it needed changing, strange . 

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EXHAUST SYSTEM (Series 2) (stainless steel)

SJ079S0006

SYSTEM

£527.96

FLAT SILENCER MOUNTING PLATE on GEARBOX, Series 2 only

A079S4061F

EACH

£37.85

SILENCER MOUNTING CHANNEL, For Series 2 only.

A079S4065F

EACH

£38.60

SILENCER MOUNTING STRAPS, PAIR (Stainless Steel), series 2 only

SJ617

PAIR

£19.70
 

That is strange, well this is what I fitted and it all worked well.

Do or do not, there is no try! 

 

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There is a small right angled bracket that bolts to your new bracket (top right hand hole in your pic) onto which a P clip bolts to support the speedo cable.

Pete

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One last question Pete 🙂

I need longer bolts for the 2 that go through the bracket where its spaced on the gearbox....They appear to be m7x1.0mm. I need 1 at 115mm length and the other at 40mm length. I can source the 40mm one no problem but can't find anything for the other one. 

 

Did you convert yours over from Federal?

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17 hours ago, omegaman said:

Hi, Yes I'm in the UK. I just had a look at that site...thanks, nothing in M7 x1.0mm x 115mm ...Most places only seem to go as long as 60mm. 

Try Hawks Fasteners in Middlesbrough. I bought all my bolts from them, but having a UK car I'm not sure which bolt you're referring to.

 

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m7 is is not a very common bolt size so not many places stock a large range of lengths.

If studs will do then m7 cylinder head studs are common on many motorbikes and scooters in a wide range of lengths particularly 110mm to 140mm.

These 115mm ones available on ebay at £7.46 with free postage, I'm sure loads of others are available.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/274841099852?

 

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8 hours ago, Fridge said:

Try Hawks Fasteners in Middlesbrough. I bought all my bolts from them, but having a UK car I'm not sure which bolt you're referring to.

 

Its the bolts in the back of the gearbox that hold the exhaust bracket in place. The federal bracket is flat against the gearbox with no standoffs. The UK version has 2 standoffs which make the existing bolts too short. I managed to find some 7mm threaded bar online for £5 .

4 hours ago, NG5 said:

m7 is is not a very common bolt size so not many places stock a large range of lengths.

If studs will do then m7 cylinder head studs are common on many motorbikes and scooters in a wide range of lengths particularly 110mm to 140mm.

These 115mm ones available on ebay at £7.46 with free postage, I'm sure loads of others are available.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/274841099852?

 

Yes I noticed those but found a 1m length online for a fiver. I think the m7 thing is typically Citreon. 

I noticed the old Federal exhaust bracket had the speedo drive bracket welded to it, so I cut it off and used that. 

 

 

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