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Old 11-05-2006, 03:52 AM
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Exhaust Bends

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I have a 64 nova with an 460HP 355ci. I have long tube Hooker headers and a set of flow masters already on the car. I am now going to run exuast all the way out the back. This is being done at my naighbors shop for price of pipes only.

The set up runs about 2 feet from the header to the flowmaster. Right after the Flowmaster (2")there is a sharp 45 degree bend up to clear my 4 link set up and go over the axle. All this is in 3" pipe.

My question is will this hurt my flow much? Also is not really a bend it's more an 45 degree cut on the tail pipe section.

I can see why he did it like this for the chassis has all been modified for the 4 link and narrowed frame and so on. I just wonder if I should make him move the muffler closer to the header and do a normal 45 degree bend?

Is this to sharp of bend right after the Flowmaster? Can it damage my motor?

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I don't think the abrupt bend will provide any more obstruction than the muffler.
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I don't think the abrupt bend will provide any more obstruction than the muffler.
i agree. but that is a pretty ugly, and, somewhat of a hack job. it looks like typical muffler shop work.
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I think I might be more concerned about the 2" pipe between the headers and the mufflers.
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nova

hi .not to be disrespectfull,but i'd miss a few beers and call flowmaster

tec#1-800-544-4761 . if that has all that money in the motor to make the horse power then get a mandrel flow pipe system . you might awake some more hp.give your motor specs to them i'm sure your car will look even nicer at car shows.


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Thanks for all your replies. My friend just bought a muffler shop that he is going to do machanics out of. He had the lift and bender but has no experiance in doing exhuast.

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I think I might be more concerned about the 2" pipe between the headers and the mufflers.
The pipe is all 3" from the headers to out the back. The 2" I stated above was for the dentance of the bend/weld after the muffler.

I will run this for awhile for it cost me about 40$. I think I will get the fender wall headers for this Nova soon. I am also going to make him move the mufflers under the seats to move them up next to the frame rails. I will just have to run the pipe under the fram rails that you see in the pics. Whats even worse is that 4 link bar mounts are about 3" off the ground. I can lift the car up higher with the shock adjustments but I do not like the jacked up look.

Again thanks for the replies. Even if negitive it helps in what I am doing. I truly found a great site.
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