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Datsun 260c Muffler Build

The muffler on the Barber Precision 260c was completely rusted out so, to give the car a unique sound, we decided to fabricate a custom stainless muffler from scratch.

All the parts were cut from tube or plasma cut from stainless plate. The outer housing is a piece of large bore pipe to cut down on the tinny resonance many mufflers suffer from.

These pictures show the layout of components within the muffler.

And all welded up!

Physically the muffler is the same size as the original but it has a deep tone with minimal rasp from the 2.6L SOHC straight 6 engine.