filed in News on Nov.29, 2009
Local Towcester Corvette Nutcase, Dennis Bailey, came to RS Fabrications to have titanium bypass tubes installed across the rear silencers on his imaculate Corvette.
A common modification for Vette Tweekers, which involves welding in a bypass tube so that a path is opened up across the rear titanium silencer boxes.
First thing was to make the Titanium tube. This was made by forming Ti Sheet into a round form, gas purging and welding it along its length.
“The tricky thing with Ti welding is that it has to be back purged, due to the Ti Oxide being so brittle.” noted Shane
Once the Ti tube was made the rear exhaust section was removed from the Vette. Shane then fitted the tubes from the inlet side to the inner pair of the four exhaust tailpipes.
Welding completed, the system was reinstalled on the vehicle and then the Vette was fired up.
The transformation was remarkable, allowing the system to be free flowing and letting our the glorious burble from the Chevrolet V8.
” Just the ticket” commented Dennis “thats how a Corvette should sound!”
A keen Corvette enthusiast, Dennis has been instrumental in many Corvette gatherings around the country, so look out for him in 2010.
This modification can be done to any Corvette, whether the exhaust is manufactured in Titanium, Stainless Steel or Mild Steel.
Call Russell or Shane on 01295 266655 for further details.