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The artistic Mr. Hines is working on finishing the exhaust system.  It will all be stainless steel with Borla mufflers, and will exit through the bodywork with riveted trim pieces around the cutouts.  I deliberately left the details of that up to him as a little surprise to myself.  All except the mufflers, including the hangers, will be hand fabricated.  Here are a couple of the header stubs.

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Custom one off exhaust. Very nice! Do you get more ground clearance with the suby engine and exhaust? I guess the engine being forward might also affect the height.

Since Lane's car features a Subaru engine and transmission, I'm betting it's got stock Subaru clearance. The input shaft is higher on a Subaru trans than a VW.

And yeah, Lane's car is the first. So his "one-off" exhaust is most probably going to be the pattern for the coupe mid-engine Subaru cars of the future from Beck.

@chines1 LOOKING AWESOME!

And I really like that through-body outlaw look ever since Doc Kleber did it.

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The artistic Mr. Hines is working on finishing the exhaust system.  It will all be stainless steel with Borla mufflers, and will exit through the bodywork with riveted trim pieces around the cutouts.  I deliberately left the details of that up to him as a little surprise to myself.  All except the mufflers, including the hangers, will be hand fabricated.  Here are a couple of the header stubs.

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@Lane Anderson which Borla did you use? Single middle outlet or dual?

@DannyP exactly, the pan was to use Lane;s exhaust and send it to one of our outside shops for a jig but int he interest of getting Lane's a$$ in the seat I'll just scratch build another on the next car and send it off instead.

@calmotion offset inlet, centered outlet.  It allows me to offset the muffler higher and sets the outlet near perfect for my tip location and for routing around the chassis.

Deja Vu all over again.....

Back when I started in Computer storage systems, Engineering built the first two prototypes, (because they take a LOT of effort to build at that stage - Right, @chines1?  Just like building cars!)  

I worked with a few people in manufacturing (one was a Porsche 930 guy) to develop their new product start-up abilities and after a couple of projects (2 years) they took over the prototype and pre-production builds (and did a much better job of it, too.  Engineering builds were notorious for questionable build quality).  

Early pre-production units went out the door as "Beta" and later ones as Pre-Production" systems, usually shipped free and those special, up-front customers paid for them when they later accepted them after a long test period (they all did).  

That was when someone decided that it was somehow important to know proto/pre-prod from production systems (we don't want to ship a "used" system out as "new") so we started putting special badging on the Engineering systems to find them easily.  I have a couple badges in my work archives - Kind of like replacing "CMC" badging (bottom) with "Porsche" badging (top).

Anath

To explain the image on the right, just above, that is the Goddess Anath (sometimes spelled Anat), Western Semitic Goddess of Love and War, standing on the head of a lion.  It was also the internal code-name for that product line.  She was/is not a Goddess to be messed with.....

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@chines1 posted:

...not to mention that the above list does not account for, literally, 33 speedsters, 45 spyders, 17 GTS (904).  I'm not kidding when I say it is NUTS here.

@Lane Anderson I have guys that hit me up every few months, and others that do so every few days.  Neither bother me... we just work at the "speed of right" and it is what it is.

@chines1 nice problem to have I guess. Enjoy the builds. @Lane Anderson lane car looks good. 👍🤙

@chines1 posted:

...not to mention that the above list does not account for, literally, 33 speedsters, 45 spyders, 17 GTS (904).  I'm not kidding when I say it is NUTS here.

@Lane Anderson I have guys that hit me up every few months, and others that do so every few days.  Neither bother me... we just work at the "speed of right" and it is what it is.

Once I made it to assembly, I committed to myself not to bug you and Brad more than every other Friday, but man is it hard! Speaking of which, it’s Friday @chines1, any pics this week, it’s been 14 days since my last hit 😉

@calmotion posted:

@Jethro I have one too 😎.

Now I get it. I don't usually think of them because of the fact that the maker is a world-class grifter. You are both lucky to have gotten them but SO many others didn't and are out TONS of money.

This thread is not about SAS/SAW. This thread is about Lane's Beck 356C coupe, which if you order today you'll have a car in a couple years, instead of the 12th of Never.

I stand by my original statement.

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Now I get it. I don't usually think of them because of the fact that the maker is a world-class grifter. You are both lucky to have gotten them but SO many others didn't and are out TONS of money.

This thread is not about SAS/SAW. This thread is about Lane's Beck 356C coupe, which if you order today you'll have a car in a couple years, instead of the 12th of Never.

I stand by my original statement.

@DannyP totally agree. Should never happen to anyone loosing so much money.  

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