Spent yesterday over at Vintage Chop with Sumo, just kickin' back and shootin' shit like you do. I'd found a problem with the exhaust on the Enfield a couple of days ago, the rust that has been steadily growing on the silencer over the last couple of years had finally won the day.T here was now a fair sized hole appearing around the main mounting point. Time for some remedial work, Sumo said that he had an old fishtail silencer that might fit the bill. His initial thought were to cut off the fishtail and the up-swept portion and just use the centre section as a small "Cherry Bomb" type set up. However offering up the complete thing showed that it possessed a quirky charm about it, and so it was decided to fit it as is. This took a bit of TIG wizardry from Sumo, welding on the clamp section from the old silencer to make up the diameter slightly. It sounds nice, and seems to allow the motor to rev more freely, that might not be the case but it feels like it.
If you've visited Vintagechop.com you'll have seen that they stock the Biltwell range from the US, this is the first time I have been up close and personal with their kit and I must say it is very well made stuff.
So cheers, for the silencer, BBQ and a crackin' day out Sumo, you're a gent.
This is far out... spotted when he was 14, and sheer extraordinary luck occurred and he bought it at 16, drove it for 200,000 more miles, then stored, until his son now 30 years old said, "Lets fix it up and get it back on the road!" (just more proof that Muscle Car Review is fantastic!)
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