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 Posted: Jun 6, 2019 03:11PM
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I wondered when you say left rear if that is applicable to a RHD car.  Mines LHD but it does come out on the left rear side?
As originally designed and built, Mini saloons had a left rear exit for the tailpipe. The muffler was sucked into the space of the rear subframe on an angle (which helped it fit in). There could never be a right rear exit because the battery box is in the way. Centre exit is possible if the muffler is short enough to fit into the subframe. Later exhaust systems had a resonator added into the long pipe aft of the shifter and handbrake. It typically nests into the tunnel.
Estates, vans and pickups do not have a boot, so have their batteries elsewhere, but then they also have a different type of fuel tank.
However, a sedan type RC40 will fit an estate with a small modification of the main pipe (needs to longer ......obviously

Cheers, Ian

 Posted: Jun 6, 2019 11:36AM
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What I do.  is buy a header and then get my local guy make a stainless steel exhaust..  about $300 total. here in NC.. later bc

 Posted: Jun 6, 2019 08:20AM
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Thanks Dan that's exactly where mine exits with the muffler near the back. 

I had a recent problem that I'll fix this week.  My header pipe comes down as two pipes, then into a twin collector and a single exhaust pipe.  The twin collector is not holding tight and has rattled loose where at idle I can hear it rattling.  I have two hangers in back on either side of the muffler, both rubber.  I'm going to get a clamp to replace the one in front of the muffler and make it solid.  Then when my 4 post lift is free I'll modify the two clamps at the collector to secure the connection.

 Posted: Jun 6, 2019 06:16AM
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Originally Posted by kolsen
I wondered when you say left rear if that is applicable to a RHD car.  Mines LHD but it does come out on the left rear side?
As originally designed and built, Mini saloons had a left rear exit for the tailpipe. The muffler was sucked into the space of the rear subframe on an angle (which helped it fit in). There could never be a right rear exit because the battery box is in the way. Centre exit is possible if the muffler is short enough to fit into the subframe. Later exhaust systems had a resonator added into the long pipe aft of the shifter and handbrake. It typically nests into the tunnel.
Estates, vans and pickups do not have a boot, so have their batteries elsewhere, but then they also have a different type of fuel tank.

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 Posted: Jun 6, 2019 04:44AM
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Looks like Left exit on right side drive mk1's at least.

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The best solution that you should do is to provide noise protection for cars. Soundproofing noise insulation at important locations of vehicles such as: Car ceiling, 4 car doors, noise-proof floor lining, tire box ... Noise is mainly caused by external impacts. Therefore, if the soundproofing of the car's sound insulation will reduce the noise level, it will also protect the interior. You can paste noise with the most specialized materials.

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 Posted: Jun 5, 2019 04:06PM
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I wondered when you say left rear if that is applicable to a RHD car.  Mines LHD but it does come out on the left rear side?

 Posted: May 31, 2019 11:46AM
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That is a modification I would like to do to my center exit, which is not u turned up. Good to know. 

 Posted: May 31, 2019 11:19AM
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I would stay away from center exit as well, it needs to extend well past the rear of the car to not gas yourself. Left rear corner is best like stock.
I have center upturned type . Not one whiff of fumes. 

 Posted: May 31, 2019 07:54AM
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I would stay away from center exit as well, it needs to extend well past the rear of the car to not gas yourself. Left rear corner is best like stock.

 Posted: May 31, 2019 05:28AM
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I did not know that. Thank you!

 Posted: May 31, 2019 03:41AM
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If you get rid of the exhaust manifold be aware that the intake also goes with it. You will need an intake manifold also if you install headers.

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 Posted: May 30, 2019 10:59PM
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$US54 from the UK .... you might be surprised at the relative shipping rates.....

If checking your local AutoZone etc, ask what they have for a Sprite/Midget/MG..... 

Cheers, Ian

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Everyone will have their preference.  I am sure you could find some generic mufflers locally also.  However, if you are planning on installing the exhaust yourself it will be hard to beat the $160 price of the two box RC-40 system from our host.  Depending on what engine and header or exhaust manifold you have, a couple of other transition pipes may be needed.

See our host's online catalog page... link below.
https://www.minimania.com/Classic_Mini_Cooper_Exhaust_systems_page_25

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 Posted: May 30, 2019 03:18PM
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Just wondering what types of mufflers you guys are using. Is it possible to use an 'off the shelf' muffler from autozone ect. Though im not sure what other cars use 1.5" or 1.75" exhaust Id like a pretty quiet exhaust as i dont race or have a lead foot. I was thinking about getting a header for a very small bump in power but to also eliminate the manifold/downpipe joint.