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    Default I like gold!

    Everyone should have gold headers at least once!




    Looks more stylish than the gold taps in a cheap and nasty Trump condo.
    Mike
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    I'll bite. What car were these pipes in? RHD Seven? Never been a fan of gold colored cars.

    A bit off to the one side. A good motorcycle mechanic (BMW) once told be that the key to not bluing chrome exhaust pipes was to take it easy until you could build up a layer of carbon inside the pipe, so the exterior did not get too hot. Seems most old (boxer) BMW and Triumph riders failed on that account.

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    Quote Originally Posted by panamericano View Post
    What car were these pipes in? RHD Seven?
    The first 3 letters of the VIN, 'SDK', in the photo identify it as a Caterham. Its RHD as you correctly saw the steering column going through the middle of the pic.

    I decided to try my first track day of the year on Tuesday at Donington. Maybe a little early....
    Mike
    2010 Caterham CSR with Cosworth 2.3 Duratec
    2018 Caterham 420R with 2L Duratec 210hp at Donington UK
    1975 BMW CSL Group 4 (restoration finished - track set up time)
    1977 Holden Torana "A9X" (awaiting restoration)
    1985 Holden Commodore SS Group A (suspension restoration)
    1985 Holden Commodore Group A (suspension set up)
    1982 Ferrari 400i (radiator replacement)
    1965 Ford Mustang Fastback "Holman Moody"
    1992 Ford Escort RS Cosworth WRC (dyno time)
    1990 Range Rover 2 door Classic
    and another project car coming....

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    Did that happen because of an unfortunate schmelting accident?

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    I already have a golden plunger.....not impressed.
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    So —————— can they be removed without taking out the steering column?
    Joel Hoffman

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    Quote Originally Posted by lotsats View Post
    So —————— can they be removed without taking out the steering column?
    Yes
    Mike
    2010 Caterham CSR with Cosworth 2.3 Duratec
    2018 Caterham 420R with 2L Duratec 210hp at Donington UK
    1975 BMW CSL Group 4 (restoration finished - track set up time)
    1977 Holden Torana "A9X" (awaiting restoration)
    1985 Holden Commodore SS Group A (suspension restoration)
    1985 Holden Commodore Group A (suspension set up)
    1982 Ferrari 400i (radiator replacement)
    1965 Ford Mustang Fastback "Holman Moody"
    1992 Ford Escort RS Cosworth WRC (dyno time)
    1990 Range Rover 2 door Classic
    and another project car coming....

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    Ah! That forward pipe isn’t welded into the collector, right.
    Joel Hoffman

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