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12-02-2014 01:56 PM
matts37chev
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
Put it under the shelter you just repaired.
That's the current plan
Subject to change
12-02-2014 07:07 AM
Too Many Projects Put it under the shelter you just repaired.
12-02-2014 06:26 AM
Trophyman
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Originally Posted by matts37chev View Post
I think I have decided to put the 37 on the ground and push it out of the garage.
I only have one bay, and it's been plugged up with my 37 for the last few years.
I am tiny bit afraid that if I do, it may never come back in.
(I know that's not a real fear, but.....you know how it goes.)
I want to get the new 38 all squared up, so I can start driving the wheels off of it in the spring.
Plus my son has a Nissan 240sx that needs some work, and i am tired of working outside in the driveway.
Also I think a change of scenery in the garage will help increase my input for the "what did you work on today" thread, because i haven't been doing much.
It's tough when U only have one stall and U got several projects going. I know how U feel with pushing the 37 out, U feel like ur giving up. U can get a different perspective on your project by taking a few steps back. U might be pushing it back in after a bit.
Good luck

12-02-2014 06:05 AM
matts37chev I think I have decided to put the 37 on the ground and push it out of the garage.
I only have one bay, and it's been plugged up with my 37 for the last few years.
I am tiny bit afraid that if I do, it may never come back in.
(I know that's not a real fear, but.....you know how it goes.)
I want to get the new 38 all squared up, so I can start driving the wheels off of it in the spring.
Plus my son has a Nissan 240sx that needs some work, and i am tired of working outside in the driveway.
Also I think a change of scenery in the garage will help increase my input for the "what did you work on today" thread, because i haven't been doing much.
11-25-2014 08:51 PM
matts37chev
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
The Flowmasters are the problem. It's not just that they are exceptionally loud but they create a resonance inside that drives people crazy. I had them on a pick up years ago and knew when I sold it that I would never have another Flowmaster muffler.

I have Thrush turbo mufflers on my '38. They are a bit loud out the back but not all bad inside. I turn the radio up a little at highway speed.

I have Pypes Race Pro mufflers on my '67 Camaro and they are surprisingly quiet at idle and moderate acceleration. When I stick my foot in it and get the rpm up, they REALLY bark...

No idea what brand is on the '66 SS, as there are no markings on them. They look like a turbo style muffler and are the quietest of the 3 cars. I can listen to the radio in that one, while they do have a pleasant tone out the back.
these are not my first set of flowmasters, but they are the loudest ones i have ever had.
and you nailed it with the drone that makes your head throb at just the right RPM
They will be replaced eventually
i am thinking about trying some extra, extra long glasspacks
11-25-2014 08:48 PM
matts37chev
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Originally Posted by Trophyman View Post
Sorry, just saw your post. 2 1/2" with X pipe.

So, 2 years and 4 days later I finally got it sitting on the chassis. Still lots of work.
lots of work done over there
11-25-2014 06:58 PM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by matts37chev View Post
what is the exhaust going to consist of?
X or H pipe?
what mufflers?
my 38 has flowmasters on it and it is WAY TOO Loud for my tastes
i am thinking about replacing them with really long cherrybombs
The Flowmasters are the problem. It's not just that they are exceptionally loud but they create a resonance inside that drives people crazy. I had them on a pick up years ago and knew when I sold it that I would never have another Flowmaster muffler.

I have Thrush turbo mufflers on my '38. They are a bit loud out the back but not all bad inside. I turn the radio up a little at highway speed.

I have Pypes Race Pro mufflers on my '67 Camaro and they are surprisingly quiet at idle and moderate acceleration. When I stick my foot in it and get the rpm up, they REALLY bark...

No idea what brand is on the '66 SS, as there are no markings on them. They look like a turbo style muffler and are the quietest of the 3 cars. I can listen to the radio in that one, while they do have a pleasant tone out the back.
11-25-2014 06:11 PM
Trophyman Sorry, just saw your post. 2 1/2" with X pipe.

So, 2 years and 4 days later I finally got it sitting on the chassis. Still lots of work.
11-12-2014 09:12 PM
matts37chev
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Chassis is about done. Taking it to exhaust shop in the morning.
what is the exhaust going to consist of?
X or H pipe?
what mufflers?
my 38 has flowmasters on it and it is WAY TOO Loud for my tastes
i am thinking about replacing them with really long cherrybombs
11-12-2014 09:09 PM
matts37chev
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Originally Posted by Trophyman View Post
2 coats of paint, 3 coats of clear. Standox Waterborne. All coats cut, final buff.
holly crap that is nice
i could never have anything that nice.
looks fantastic
11-12-2014 05:32 PM
Trophyman Chassis is about done. Taking it to exhaust shop in the morning.
11-12-2014 08:08 AM
Trophyman 2 coats of paint, 3 coats of clear. Standox Waterborne. All coats cut, final buff.
11-12-2014 07:57 AM
Trophyman
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Originally Posted by Metalman Sr. View Post
What a sweet ride, man would I love to have one like that. My aunt had one just like that back in the day it was browm.
Craigslist here I come
NO doubt!! 36-39 chevy's are ultra cool.
11-11-2014 02:18 PM
Metalman Sr.
37 Chevy

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even just bumping up the front to 15" looks better than my 14"
What a sweet ride, man would I love to have one like that. My aunt had one just like that back in the day it was browm.
Craigslist here I come
11-10-2014 08:16 AM
Too Many Projects Matt, yours is definitely a V butt...



Trophyman, if they can match the angle of the glass to the window frame, the one piece could be a better deal.

That is a beautiful car too !!!
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