1800Ti Exhaust Manifold

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Ti manifolds

Post by scimjim » Sun Jul 25, 2010 10:23 pm

Many of the Ti owners amongst us will know how poorly made the Reliant exhaust manifold is and how hard it is to get a replacement - ie impossible - and these cars aren't getting any younger.

We have just received a quote for re-manufacturing them in a stronger material with slightly better flow characteristics - by a proven company with a good reputation.

They're not going to be cheap - we're looking at c£250 for members - this is all about long term planning and IMHO a small price to pay to keep your car on the road.

For those interested in racing, these will be classed as a direct replacement part (as there are no other suppliers) - so will remain within standard regs.

Before we embark on this route, we need to judge the market, so could as many interested parties as possible please respond below:

1. Would you consider buying one as a spare - ready for the day the Reliant specific manifold cracks along the bifurcated exit flange and lunches your turbo?

2. when the Reliant specific manifold cracks along the bifurcated exit flange and lunches your turbo would you pay £250 for a new and improved one to get it back on the road?

we're not asking for confirmed orders at this point, just an expression of interest.


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Re: Ti manifolds

Post by AJL Electronics » Mon Jul 26, 2010 8:35 am

I think it is a realistic price for something that might otherwise leave the car unuseable. It is something I would like to purchase, but it would depend on my financial situation at the time. From what I can see, we are still in this recession, with many businesses including mine reporting poor sales!


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Re: Ti manifolds

Post by reliant-reviver » Mon Jul 26, 2010 9:27 am

How many units are required to make this viable?
I presume they are going to be cast iron as per original?


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Re: Ti manifolds

Post by philhoward » Mon Jul 26, 2010 10:23 am

Yep Phil - it will be a casting but using a much higher grade than Reliant used (more akin to what it should have been in the first place!). Final pricing will depend on the batch quantity due to the up-front tooling costs, hence why we're looking for expressions of interest.


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Re: Ti manifolds

Post by alan.wells » Mon Jul 26, 2010 11:55 am

Hi Gents & Ladies,

Please count me in, this would be kept as a spare unit until required. Perhaps we can discuss this at Curborough.

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Re: Ti manifolds

Post by sabre1800ti » Thu Jul 29, 2010 8:31 am

Definitely count me in please.
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Re: Ti manifolds

Post by alan.wells » Fri Aug 06, 2010 9:42 pm

Gents,
Their doesn't seem to be a great amount of interest in the Ti manifolds, But, i'm still interested, perhaps this might jog some more interest.
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Re: Ti manifolds

Post by td99 » Fri Aug 06, 2010 10:10 pm

Count me in for one, I've seen what happens to the originals!


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Re: Ti manifolds

Post by scimjim » Fri Aug 06, 2010 11:06 pm

keep the expressions of interest coming guys - it's not going to be an overnight production run but it's a large initial outlay that the Club must be able to justify.


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Re: Ti manifolds

Post by Littlechicken » Wed Aug 18, 2010 1:33 pm

Whilst we have a new one on our TI, I would be interested in one as a spare :D


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Re: Ti manifolds

Post by Supersub » Wed Aug 18, 2010 1:48 pm

Put me down for one as a spare please.

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Re: Ti manifolds

Post by Raz987 » Wed Aug 18, 2010 1:53 pm

alan.wells wrote:Gents,
Their doesn't seem to be a great amount of interest in the Ti manifolds, But, i'm still interested, perhaps this might jog some more interest.
Regards
Alan
I use the forum more than most and I've only just spotted this, so I would say it needs better exposure.

If I was to stick with the ET engine then I would have been interested in a new manifold, however that seems unlikely at the moment.
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Re: Ti manifolds

Post by td99 » Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:03 pm

Would prefer a tubular design, even if it means top mount. Then that b**t**d nut would not be a problem!


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Re: Ti manifolds

Post by shrewsbury_streetracer » Wed Aug 18, 2010 9:05 pm

I'll be having one. The design gives much better flow and the material is far superior.

There were detailed drawings and colour pictures of the model in the markee over the Scim weekend.


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Re: Ti manifolds

Post by scimjim » Wed Aug 18, 2010 9:25 pm

td99 wrote:Would prefer a tubular design, even if it means top mount. Then that b**t**d nut would not be a problem!
funnily enough, we discussed that last weekend. I'm not sure if there are any off the shelf for the ET and it would require a new downpipe - the price may end up the same?


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