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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-17-2019, 06:53 AM Thread Starter
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Exhaust conundrum

The ‘73 GT Junior 1300 is in re-assembly and light can be seen at the end of the tunnel! Engine and gearbox go in this week. I’ve been kicking the can down the road on the exhaust decision. The original, and I mean original exhaust with the Alfa mark and all, has been blasted and primed. It looks good....or do I go with a new stainless steel one? The restoration strategy has been to take the car back to how it was born.
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Car looks great! I installed an original, very used but very solid complete exhaust on my 1967 Duetto. It sounded great and lasted for years! My only suggestion would be to remove the primer as the high temperature will make it fall off! I used high temperature paint, silver POR-15. Looked perfect and lasted !!

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Thanks as always for the feedback. How can one ignore an original (exhaust) logo on a 47 year old beauty. Onward we move...or do we...any other opinions (just to stir the pot)

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Keep the original. Put a GTA Stinger on the rear if you want a quick/cheap change to a sportier sound. I don't see your rear section in your photos

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.....The restoration strategy has been to take the car back to how it was born....
If this is indeed your intent...there may be more than just the exhaust system that you will have to "Correct". I say "may be" because not having the parts manual for the 1973 Junior.....I cannot verify one observation. Namely...the scuttle drain hose. On all the GT's I have ever owned (ref my signature) and my current GTV...I have never had one with the corrugated hose....which if I am not mistaken was fitted to the earlier pre-1969 models. I know many swear that their cars came with that style....but if it isn't the Parts manual....it probably wasn't delivered as such from the factory.


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Check out WA046 and WA046/2 on Classic Alfa. I have WA046/2. Price may be why we are seeing more WA046.

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Thanks for the advice and also the scuttle hose bonus. Brad the exhaust has not been installed yet. Notwithstanding here’s the rear view.
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