Recent correspondence pointed out the design and structural weakness of the exhaust system of the MG.-B. Our photographer’s M.G.-B had been suffering in this respect from about 15,000 miles and he had resorted to sawing up the system and sleeving and damping the parts together, so that whichever portion broke could be removed and repaired easily. This set-up was invaluable on foreign trips, which tended to cause the most frequent collapses.
A permanent answer was found when we were reminded that Jan Odor, known as a tuning wizard under the name “Janspeed,” also had a thriving department specialising in custom-made exhaust systems. He uses mostly proprietary silencers joined to skilfully formed tubework which is tailor-made for each car.
One of these systems proved the complete answer to our M.G.-B’s problems, being far neater and more robust than the original. An increase in power is also suspected. The variety of one-off specials and racing machinery at the new “Janspeed” factory in Southampton Road, Salisbury, while we were there illustrated the capability of the establishment at designing and fitting special systems to almost anything on wheels.—L. A. M.