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Old 04-08-2006, 09:00 PM
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Fixin time again BUT!!

Fixing another wee problem on my el camino soon. Found out a while back that my headers are rubbing up against the control arm bracket mounts, the non moving part. It will probably rub a hole in my headers pretty soon but I'm going to have to pull the headers to notch a tiny bit out of the end of the bracket since I couldn't get in there with a cutting wheel and I already tried heating up the exhaust and bending it slightly but it just started to kink the pipes in so I just stopped. I'm pretty sure it wont compromise the strength of it if I notch a bit off.

Anyway, I wanted to do something a lil fun with my exhaust while I'm taking care of this lil issue. I want to put exhaust cut outs on there and I don't want to fork over 500 bucks for an electric one. I've seen plenty of wing nut cutouts where you go under the car and unscrew it, lil bit of loud fun But I have seen cable operated ones from Mr. Gasket but can't find ones for 2 1/2" exhaust systems. If anyone can help me out with a link for a cable operated 2 1/2" cutout, that'd be great because I've been searching for quite some time and I doubt there is one but could be wrong.

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Old 04-08-2006, 09:09 PM
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Other members have previously commented that those things leak like crazy.

Back in the early 60's guys used to weld short pipes with caps off their exhaust pipes that exited behind the rear of the front wheels. Essentially, all you had to do was to unbolt/unscrew the caps by stooping down by the front tire.
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Other members have previously commented that those things leak like crazy.

Back in the early 60's guys used to weld short pipes with caps off their exhaust pipes that exited behind the rear of the front wheels. Essentially, all you had to do was to unbolt/unscrew the caps by stooping down by the front tire.

This presumes, however, that you wait about 25 minutes after the car has been shut down to unscrew the exhaust baffles... that is unless you really like the smell of burning flesh!

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Old 04-09-2006, 09:30 AM
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Other members have previously commented that those things leak like crazy.

Back in the early 60's guys used to weld short pipes with caps off their exhaust pipes that exited behind the rear of the front wheels. Essentially, all you had to do was to unbolt/unscrew the caps by stooping down by the front tire.
Yea I think I heard that too on this site about the leaking problem they have but I don't think they have any for a 2 1/2" exhaust so I guess I'm outta luck But that is a cool idea having it exit behind the front wheels. I could modify mine a bit by cutting off the flange end of it and welding on a a little bit more pipe to get it to stick out just where I want it so I won't have to crawl under the car to unbolt the wing nuts. Aww killer, but I loveee the smell of burnt skin! Not exactly a smell you want sticking around with you, it's not that pleasant
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