WANTED: 1946 C-85 Exhaust system

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WANTED: 1946 C-85 Exhaust system

Post by 8353 » Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:34 am

Pulled the muff off the exhaust during the annual and found some really ugly welds.

Anyone have either or both sides? With all the C-150 exhaust conversions out there, there should be plenty of them laying around. :roll:

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Re: WANTED: 1946 C-85 Exhaust system

Post by 2066 » Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:41 am

8353 wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:34 am
Pulled the muff off the exhaust during the annual and found some really ugly welds.

Anyone have either or both sides? With all the C-150 exhaust conversions out there, there should be plenty of them laying around. :roll:
Keep a watch on Ebay. There were quite a few serviceable parts and pieces in SNF & OSH fly markets over the years but few show up any more -- I suspect they've slowly been covered up in the corner of hangars (...sure happens to stuff in mine! ;) ), but some do occasionally still show up on Ebay. Too, there's a couple of AC exhaust sellers that will "repair" yours, but for a hefty cost (...think $1,000 or so per side :shock: ). FWIW, WagAero sells a copy of the exhaust bracket, 'though not "approved"...believe they're backordered right now. ...sorry, not much help. Mac

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Re: WANTED: 1946 C-85 Exhaust system

Post by 6643 » Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:50 am

If you're talking about the "pancake" mufflers, they were no good when new and haven't gotten any better with age. You're much better off replacing them with one of the O-200 conversions. Of course, the '46 straight pipes are better than either! ;)

OBTW, the same exhaust will fit C85, C90 or O-200.

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Re: WANTED: 1946 C-85 Exhaust system

Post by 8353 » Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:29 pm

The straight pipes is what I have. They are simply three pieces of pipe welded into a crooked "Y."

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Re: WANTED: 1946 C-85 Exhaust system

Post by 6643 » Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:41 pm

Send them to Dawley Aviation. They will come back looking like new.

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Re: WANTED: 1946 C-85 Exhaust system

Post by 7950 » Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:33 pm

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Made for me for a striaght line Henlow Wilson fitment by a specialist vintage auto exhaust firm here in the UK. Stainless Steel with slightly thicker flanges. Exact copies except for a slightly reduced double bend compared to the originals. Not expensive.

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Re: WANTED: 1946 C-85 Exhaust system

Post by 8359 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:16 am

I had a custom exhaust made up by Custom Aircraft Parts in El Cajon, CA. A little $$ but it was the best decision. Awesome system.

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