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Re: Early Muffler Woes

> Up here in the drizzly Northwest, I have come to appreciate the
> muffler design for the Type III which includes improved rear heat
> exchangers. My newly acquired '62 has had its muffler replaced by
> the all too common header.
> Does anyone on the list have firsthand knowledge about whether the
> later rear heat exchangers fit the early 1500 motors?

Sorry, I have not done this, but I believe the changeover can be done 
if you also upgrade a couple of the air elbows/ducts at the same 

> Availability of early mufflers (heat riser fitting on left side),
> seems to be zero, but I am willing to sacrifice that item, since I'm
> already without one on the header, or weld one on to a newer muffler
> if it comes to that.

I believe Keith Park mentioned that he had some early mufflers.  He 
is on the list, but currently on vacation.  Leave him a note and I'm 
sure he'll get back to you when he can.

I agree that welding/brazing a heat riser pipe to a more modern 
muffler is a very reasonable thing to do.


BTW, it would be nice if you could set your mailer to wrap long 
lines.  Your message originally came through with each paragraph as a 
single long line of text.

Jim Adney, jadney@vwtype3.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

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