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Burning legs and extremely hot butts were the norm.
You don’t need to worry about muffler design with side pipes. You don’t have mufflers. Just baffles in the pipes.

That is nonsense .... side pipes do not run as hot as the collector, the further down stream the cooler the temps.

@ chasracer
You are exactly right, same experience here with a 67 coupe :thumbup:


Side pipes can have augers, baffles, and believe it or not mufflers.

I personally prefer just a nice big open pipe, from header to exit.

And another HotRod, 32 truck with side pipes. Real men drive side pipes................. LMAO
 

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IMO, nothing beats the look of the big 4-4.5", no heat shield chrome Hooker sidepipes on a C2 or C3 Corvette.
My stepfather has the chromed Hooker headers and the matching collector sidepipes on both his resto-mod '64 Vette and near completely stock "Day 2 mods" '69 Vette.

The '68-72 chrome bumper C3's look especially naked to me without them...and I've seen a few with a cheaper Thrush(I think) 3" with heat shield type that don't include a matched collector header and they look cheesy to me, like a '70's Van craze look.
Absolutely, seeing the header tubes collect and enter the side pipe, is KILLER.


 
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