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Getting an exhaust made is proving to be a hassle. Fitters wanting to charge a fortune for the most cheapest rubbish silencers and hoping I wouldn't notice.

Col mentioned in another thread getting one from the UK. Do any suppliers make a stainless for an RS2000 that has a crossover from the drivers side to the left side then into the main silence then over the axle and out to the rear?

Ashely list a RH and LH variant for their single and twin box systems. Maybe the LH is the one to get?

Escort Mk2 & Mk1's to Mk2 Spec  

 AFS 1RS 2000 2” Single Box System LH 

 AFS 5RS 2000 2” Twin Box System LH 

 AFS 10RS 2000 2” Single Box System RH 

 AFS 15RS 2000 2” Twin Box System RH 

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Std RS system goes from right to left anyway, so shouldn't pose any problems. Difference between LHD and rhd will be the front pipe to get around the column nothing else. The RS rear silencer is quite a large one so may have an interference problem on your under floor tanks on the Aussie ones but apart from that can't see any other fitment issues.

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Have a look at the Piper Exhausts, Ford Heritage range. Stainless manifolds and exhaust systems in different configurations depending on engine type and power output.  

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5 hours ago, colr6 said:

Std RS system goes from right to left anyway, so shouldn't pose any problems. Difference between LHD and rhd will be the front pipe to get around the column nothing else. The RS rear silencer is quite a large one so may have an interference problem on your under floor tanks on the Aussie ones but apart from that can't see any other fitment issues.

Its hard to find images of what they may look like, its not one of those items you need to photograph to sell I suppose. He is an image of a Janspeed one I nicked from an Ebay seller.

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You will see that the system doesn't go over to the left of the car and then follow a straight line to he rear. Instead its angled so it doesn't really go straight until the last few inches of the exhaust. So it comes over the axle at an angle. This would foul the petrol tank even without the large rear silence that wouldn't fit either between the tank and the leaf spring. The first silencer needs to be point north / south and the exit from the rear of it a perfect straight line on the left side of the car over the axle and to the rear. All the cross over bending takes place after the manifold down pipe and front of the first silencer.

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3 hours ago, Chris said:

Have a look at the Piper Exhausts, Ford Heritage range. Stainless manifolds and exhaust systems in different configurations depending on engine type and power output.  

They seem to only list one for a Mexico even though they use a picture of a Mk1 RS2000 lol

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Found a couple of pics, one with the system fitted, the angled over axle pipe to miss the shockers. Then found a pic of underfloor tank, but with the vital part missing.......no bloody exhaust !!

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Thanks Col, That's the early type shock mounting like that on my Twincam. On the RS2000 style the shocks are far more upright allowing the pipe to be further to the left and if the exhaust went that close to the shoulders of the diff centre it would hit the fuel tank as it came over. I will try get some images at how limited the space is behind the axle. I will try draw a configuration sketch to give more of an idea.

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3 minutes ago, khanlad said:

Doesnt the LH and RH refer to which side the tail pipe comes out? 

That what I had assumed. Its just that it needs to get over to the left almost immediately after the down pipe and follow a path straight to the rear from there but from what I can see of images (in the Janspeed at least) is that although they have a rear pipe on the left they are really angled taking a diagonal path quite close to the diff centre shoulders. This would clash with the tank.

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From memory they zig over near the gearbox mount, pretty certain before so youd have a straight pipe a fair way before the bend over the axle?

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1 hour ago, khanlad said:

From memory they zig over near the gearbox mount, pretty certain before so youd have a straight pipe a fair way before the bend over the axle?

I was hoping that but if you look at the Janspeed image about you can see how angled the rear silencer is at that wouldn't fit in the narrow gap between the leaf spring and the tank. With that sort of angle it comes over the axle close to the centre than to the shock.

Current quite for a bespoke stainless Exhaust for the car is 750 to 800 pounds

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2 minutes ago, colr6 said:

Which side if the tank has the biggest gap between spring?

The left side has the most space and that's where it originally had a 5in round secondary silencer.

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Just thinking the Janspeed silencer is smaller in size (width ) than oe RS one

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10 minutes ago, colr6 said:

Just thinking the Janspeed silencer is smaller in size (width ) than oe RS one

I think the secondary Janspeed one picture above would be too wide even without the angle of it which definitely wouldn't fit.

Whats the rule of thumb with the horsepower cut off for a 2in pipe exhaust before you move up to 2 1/4 inch?

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5 minutes ago, Rally Pack 2000 said:

I think the secondary Janspeed one picture above would be too wide even without the angle of it which definitely wouldn't fit.

Whats the rule of thumb with the horsepower cut off for a 2in pipe exhaust before you move up to 2 1/4 inch?

Not sure on the cut off, but you will be well in with a std RS and plus a fair bit more. Think more to the point on power and where if is depends  on manifold design rather than bore size. Think when the RSs were originally around 2" was the only janspeed option then.

looking like your going to have part with your cash or enrole on a welding course...lol

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37 minutes ago, colr6 said:

Not sure on the cut off, but you will be well in with a std RS and plus a fair bit more. Think more to the point on power and where if is depends  on manifold design rather than bore size. Think when the RSs were originally around 2" was the only janspeed option then.

looking like your going to have part with your cash or enrole on a welding course...lol

It will get a standard European RS manifold and down pipe. I just will eventually fit one of those high lift high torque cans that take things up to 125 horsepower or so. Since this will be the last exhaust I will ever buy for this car I was just checking in case 2 1/4in may be required later.

I know the thing will be stainless which it never was before but its costing four times more than any previous exhaust I have bought for this car. Its like I time warped or something where somewhere along the line exhausts became really expensive.

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