WB 580/700 lightning bolt exhaust repops?

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Dean Seavers
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WB 580/700 lightning bolt exhaust repops?

Post by Dean Seavers » Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:46 pm

I didn't have the engines at the time, so I wasn't paying careful attention. I thought I caught in passing awhile back that someone was reproducing the lightening bolt open headers. Is that true, or was I just dreaming? I am picking up a couple of the reed mufflers, but wouldn't mind having a pair of open headers for the places that allow it still.

Thanks!
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Re: WB 580/700 lightning bolt exhaust repops?

Post by REAR » Mon Apr 13, 2020 6:42 pm

Dean,

Heard that re-pop rumor also but never seen any examples of completed exhausts. Lot of guys said that they would be very hard to recast because of the detail in the lettering and logos so I don't think anyone ever produced any.

Good to hear that you still like em loud though.

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Re: WB 580/700 lightning bolt exhaust repops?

Post by Rob Voska » Mon Apr 13, 2020 8:57 pm

I thought I remember seeing one. But it was far from an original. Hard to get the die cast detail when sand casting.

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Re: WB 580/700 lightning bolt exhaust repops?

Post by Dean Seavers » Mon Apr 13, 2020 9:07 pm

Thanks for the replies - hope you guys are doing well.

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Re: WB 580/700 lightning bolt exhaust repops?

Post by dean kanocz » Tue Apr 14, 2020 10:32 am

Check with Tom Thorin.

He reproduced "lightning bolt" headers without the West Bend logo and has them for sale.

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Re: WB 580/700 lightning bolt exhaust repops?

Post by REAR » Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:03 am

Dean,

Ask and you shall receive.... Ebay 143579963659

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Re: WB 580/700 lightning bolt exhaust repops?

Post by Dean Seavers » Fri Apr 17, 2020 2:47 pm

Thanks Guys!

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