It is beginning to look as though Yorkshire is the centre of the world for Barchetta Spares & Repairs! We seem to have a wealth of Barchetta friendly garages and spare parts suppliers in that neck of the wood. I am prompted to say that after our member Iain Menneer wrote to me about his experience with sourcing a new exhaust manifold for his red 1995 car. Iain explained that his manifold had developed a hole and that his garage had difficulty sourcing a replacement. An original equipment one was not available and Iain had doubts about paying £500 for a replacement from an unknown source. He finally decided to “bite the bullet” and have a bespoke manifold made by Len Sheene of Pipe Tech, Hunmanby, North Yorkshire http://www.pipetech1.co.uk/
Tel 07927 385368
You will see by the picture that a very high quality product was supplied. Forgive me for saying but I’m sure it will outlast most of the rest of the car!
Iain said,”It took a while to make as this was a first for Pipe Tech. They did a fantastic job and there was no problem fitting it. I was sent very clear instructions for my garage to fit and run-in the new manifold. It is made entirely from Stainless Steel whereas the original was a mix of stainless and mild steel. I would definitely recommend Len.”
Len Sheene said.”It was a time consuming job but I am delighted with the end result and very pleased that Iain is happy. Should I be asked to make another the price would be in the region of £750.”
So should anyone find themselves with a similar issue here is an account of how one member found a solution with which he is very happy.