Originally Posted by boothboy
It may have been a regional thing. "Dumps" referred to short turned down tail pipes that did not reach the rear of the car. The end dumped the exhaust downward. The pipes were and turndowns were visible because the rear of the car was raised at the shackles. Why more kids weren't killed by carbon monoxide poisoning I don't know.
My dad has HUGE (like 30" long or something) cherry bombs and turn downs in front of the rear axle. My older brother decided to relive his youthful exuberance and turn the turn-downs into turn-ups. He pointed them right at the floorpan...My father? Not happy, but he laughed about it later. Pointing them OUT insitead of DOWN solved a resonance issue though. Strangely he gets a lot of questions about his exhaust. "blown out cherry bombs and dumps...just like 1968."
I gotta say, I may have started this thread, but even if I didn't, I love it. The stories and pictures you guys share are incredible.