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Old 05-26-2020, 02:38 PM
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I have 2 1/2" pipes coming down from the manifolds and running out right behind the front wheels. It has a stock cam which helps with the noise but it really is not that bad as long as you are just cruising.

On the other hand, you can sure make some noise if you want to.

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When you get over 70, open headers sounds rather quiet...
I meant 70 years OLD, as in getting deef....I missed that punch line...
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I meant 70 years OLD, as in getting deef....I missed that punch line...
Yupper, I did. After 70 lots of things slow down!

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Daaaamn that sucker is beautiful!

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Daaaamn that sucker is beautiful!

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Alright you. Back to the garage.....

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The car and journey building are incredible!! I guess you decided not to French the headlights? Iím not knocking it in any way.... Iím just curious because I thought you said you were. I was actually looking forward to more of your metal magic.
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The car and journey building are incredible!! I guess you decided not to French the headlights? Iím not knocking it in any way.... Iím just curious because I thought you said you were. I was actually looking forward to more of your metal magic.
I really did intend to. When Steve stepped in and started helping me get the car done, it was one of those things we could save a little time and money on. The Mercury headlight bands were far from perfect and labor was going to be more than Steve was really enthusiastic about. He would have done it if I had pushed him but I am very satisfied with the stock lights.

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John i know you sold your harley..so i thought you might want this,,LOL..
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John i know you sold your harley..so i thought you might want this,,LOL..
Actually I would get a kick out of having it. What is the story on it?

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Actually I would get a kick out of having it. What is the story on it?

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I didnt read the story ,i just saw it on facebook and reposted it,thouhjt you and some of the guys might like to see it.
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That would be a whole new story, I could just see it, bright red with tan seat.😁
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I am still plugging away but making good progress on the top irons. The latch is assembled and working and the top irons are assembled. I think I will install the weatherstrips before I assemble the bows to the sideirons.






We also got to cruise last night. There was a big turn out and it was the first time Barb had ridden in Precious.

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LOL, No more noise. Pretty quiet mufflers. No rap, no drone, No rattles. I'm pleased for sure. Barb's nephew did them for the cost of parts and refused any more. He is a good guy for sure.

They come out right behind the rear wheels.

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She looks good. Does the big block pull as nice as you'd hoped it would?
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She looks good. Does the big block pull as nice as you'd hoped it would?
It really does. I have not opened the secondaries yet but it has gobs of low end torque from 1200 rpm's up. That is what you really feel with the 454. Just loafing along in high gear you feel like it wants to go. No need to down shift. I also really like the 300 gear set for the driving I do and it is dead quiet. That is cool.

While it was on the rack, we through a tape measure on the front wheels and found it is toe'd out 3/8Ē. No wonder it is wandering pretty badly.

There are a few rattles I can hear since the mufflers were installed but all in all it is amazingly good.

Oh, One thing. I went to put gas in it on the way home and the pump cut off at just over half tank. Let's hope the empty end of the gauge is more accurate. I will be watching it closely for a while.

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