For the past few years, Pat has been working with the team at Beaudesert Exhaust to get a little more power and a lot more longevity out of his Ford’s. Here is the latest installment.
What is Mandrel Bending?
Mandrel bending is a method of bending a metal pipe (such as an exhaust segment) in which the mandrel, a solid mandrel shaft just slightly smaller than the pipe or tube that is being bent, is inserted into the pipe/tube to provide support during the bending process. Fitting a mandrel inside of the tube prevents damage such as distortion, collapsing, rippling, and flattening.
Beaudesert is Australia’s largest mandrel bends stockist and supplier. Their mandrel tube bending machines can bend from one and a quarter-inch to five-inch tube at a variety of degrees with ease. They manufacture customised mandrel bends, roll bars, and headboards.
Conventional exhaust bending can cause a range of problems for your vehicle. Tubes can collapse or crimp during the process, but with mandrel bending the size and diameter of your pipe will be increased with ease.
“An exhaust system is only as good as its weakest link, so why settle for sub-par bending?”
For more information go to beauexhausts.com.au