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Old 10-27-2002, 11:08 AM
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Question Corvair Exhaust?

Flowmaster is supposed to have to burliest sound. But I have also heard of the corvair having a pretty sick sounding exhaust. All of the preceeding includes headers. Are there any other mufflers or other combos that have great sound. Please include if you have any suggestions for headers, I have had friends who have had better experience with with hedman, so i am favoriing them now.

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Corvair header choice is fairly limited, packaging makes them pretty much all the same in layout. I used to own a herd of 'vairs and a good running one has a great exhaust note. I'd look at what's available and pick the heaviest tubing and probably have it coated by HPC, and Flowmasters sound like a nice touch. Just remember a big one is only 164" and with the limited space for exhaust too big a muffler can kill your low end.
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I think the confusion here is due to the fact that the original "turbo" mufflers were production Corvair items. Years ago, there wasn't much, if any, selection of high performance mufflers. You had a choice of running stock mufflers or straight-through glass packs. Then someone realized that the turbocharged Corvairs had a fairly low-restriction muffler that was relatively quiet and had good flow. Hence, everyone was going to the auto parts stores and asking for Corvair Turbo mufflers. Now everyone and their brother in manufacturing "turbo" mufflers.
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If your looking for Corvair mufflers there are several venders that carry them. Corvair Underground and Clarks are a couple that are good. Larry's Corvair is also good. I have a Corvair 140 with dual exhaust I bought from the Underground. It sounds great. I also have a set of extractors that are pretty loud. They were on it when I bought the car. It also had a 4 barrel setup. It did not run very well so I went to stock. The extractors tend to burn out quickly. If you use headers on a Corvair you won't have any heat. The car heat is pulled of the exhaust manifolds. You can't use the sheet metal for the heater with headers. If you want them, the above vendors carry them. If you own a Corvair and are interested in some performance upgrades buy the Book How to Hot Rod your Corvair. It talks about carb modifications and other performance upgrades. My 140 has a mild cam which makes it scream with stock 4 1 barrel carbs and dual exhaust. The Corvair forum at: <a href="http://www.corvaircenter.com/forum/index.html" target="_blank">http://www.corvaircenter.com/forum/index.html</a> is a great place to get all the info you need on repairing and modifying a Corvair. Mine is fun to drive and handles as well as any Corvette.
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