Exhaust flare tool?
audi at humanspeakers.com
Thu Apr 29 14:45:55 EDT 2004
> Doh! I don't know why I didn't think of JC Whitney. Here's the
> results of some of my searching.
That tool is for "flaring," or widening, a short section of pipe so it
can slide over the next section. Not really what you are looking for.
> I can't tell for sure if this tool will do the flares we need or not.
> It says it does flares, and it looks like it might work, but I'm not
> sure from the picture if it can get the shape needed.
> Sorry for the long link there, but JC whitney has three point flanges
> in three different sizes. Should work for most apps I'd guess.
Don't forget some sort of gasket for them. I don't think those are VAG
style, thick and with a bevel for the donut seal.
I would second the stainless slip joint advice - Audi does the type 89
exhausts with one, and it works quite nicely.
On one of my early "custom" exhausts, I think I made one of those flares
for a donut match-up by beating on the end of the pipe with a big hammer
until it sort of worked. Sort of.
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