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XK120 Tailpipe hangers

XK120 Tailpipe Hangers

Thanks for your responses, John, Carl, Dick.  Carl, I tend to agree with
John that the hanger you described with layers of rubber and fabric is the
same aftermarket universal hanger I was using with my old kludged together
system, which has a long strap with holes at 1 inch intervals and a regular
saddle clamp. If this is what you meant, then I would say almost definitely
aftermarket, though of course that is not to say Jaguar COULDN"T have used
it. What I'm after is something using the same rubber mount with two studs
like is used on the front and back of the muffler. It looks like a donut
with handles. John, your hanger sounds more promising, and I'll look for
the pix in the mail. I called Dick Ames and he said he sells the same
hanger whether for side or rear tailpipe, which is way too short to reach
to the mystery L-angle bracket. He didn't know exactly what it attached to,
just that it bolts on top of the donut and the pipe hangs under it.
Something from the chassis comes down under the donut to support it. Still
searching through books and magazines I found one shot taken in the '50's
or '60's of a FHC with a rear type single tailpipe exiting about 1 inch to
the LEFT of the left bumperette, and although from the angle of the shot I
can't see any hanger, if there WAS one it could not be located any farther
back than the spring shackle. So I think we're on the right track.  Hmmm, a
donut with handles... Reminds me that Packard once had a radiator ornament
that looked like a guy pushing a donut; I think the Packard boys even call
him the "Donut Pusher". - Rob Reilly

Rob: My pipe hanger is about 9" long in total, with a 6" metal strap and 2"
rubber/fabric flexible section and finally a clamp around the pipe that
sticks up about 1" and attaches to the flexible section. The pipe has a
bracket welded to it, but for some reason it was not being used. Obviously
this was a replacement system. It went straight back, but I really don't
know if I should have a side discharge or a rear discharge. - Carl Hanson,
1951 XK120 FHC

Rob, when you find the right rig for your car, please let me know. I will
follow on your heels because mine would most certainly be the same.
Actually, I will follow some distance behind because I will get to the
exhaust pipe stage sometime a year from now.  - Carl Hanson

Dick, John, et. al., yes I have the original long U shaped C3648 rear
muffler mounting bracket just behind the left battery box as shown on page
M7 of the manual and item 73 on plate T in the parts book. It bolts to the
inboard side of the left chassis rail and the rear of the crossbrace above
the axle. Easy to see with the boot floor out. What I'm after is info on
the hanger used for side tailpipe. The rear tailpipe hanger that came with
the system is way too short to reach to the mystery L-angle bracket. Mine
has the angle (which I didn't measure but I think is about 1 inch by 1
inch) running fore-aft with a hole for a bolt which would have been
inserted side-to-side. Nothing else is attached. The parts book lists lots
of brackets on the chassis but nothing sounds like it might be this one.
John, your shallow channel sounds like a possibility; do you have the
single system with side tailpipe? I looked in a lot of books and magazines
and couldn't find a picture of the bottom of a 120 with side tailpipe. The
manual only has the grease chart on page A27 and an inconclusive photo on
page N27. I need to decide whether to keep the rear tailpipe or return it
and get the side tailpipe. The parts book shows the three rubber mounts,
but not what the third mount attaches to on the chassis, and it seems to
indicate all FHC's had the rear pipe, but you know how much we trust that
publication. ;-) - Rob Reilly - XK 120 FHC 679187

Rob: I have the same bracket as you describe and the exhaust pipe (straight
back type) hangs from it. The hanger is made up of three pieces: a straight
bar perforated with a series of holes for adjustment, a flexible piece made
of rubber and fabric layers, and a clamped bracket surrounding the pipe.  I
don't know if it was you who asked, but I can not see any chassis numbers
on the front crossbar. - Carl Hanson, 1951 XK120 FHC


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