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1973 Chevelle SS, 350, 4spd. build

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Post by Joe73 Sat Sep 25, 2021 7:05 pm

Ok, exhaust is installed.  I also have a V-band clamp on the out end of the muffler.  The band is tig welded on.  That way the hanger above the rear supports the out end of the muffler and if I remove the V band clamp and the collector bolts, I can remove the front of the exhaust and the over the axle tail pipes will stay in place.  Just thinking ahead in case I have to pull the trans or something.

My next step will be to remove the exhaust, dress up the welds if need be, clean the pipes and shoot them with high temp paint.  Then run the car for a bit, let it cool, run it a bit longer, let it cool, then drive it normal.  

Just fyi.  I got the exhaust installed by Performance Custom Exhaust in Deer Park, Long Island, NY.   140 Brook Ave # E, Deer Park, NY 11729   (631) 586-2043  Owners name is Frank and he does all the work.  Very nice guy to deal with..

BTW, this is the Jegs 64-72 offset/offset 2 1/2" kit.  Installer said he would have preferred the 73-77 kit since it utilizes offset in / center out just like stock for our cars.  But I wanted to use Pypes Race Pro mufflers and they only come offset/offset.

My main concern for the install was for it to fit up nice and high and have the tips cut like stock and exit like stock. Im not a fan of mufflers that hang low. Looks sloppy to me. Especially since "A" bodies have that nice spot under the back seat for the mufflers to tuck up nice and high.

Here's some pics as it sits now.  I'll post a few when I paint it up.  Probably next spring.

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Post by bracketchev1221 Tue Sep 28, 2021 11:55 pm

You went all the way out to Deer Park? I used to live in West Babylon. Is Frank the guy with the pictures of the Fox body mustang on the shop wall with the 8 ball on it or something like that? I think he did an exhaust for a 69 Cougar I was working on 20 years ago.
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Post by Joe73 Wed Sep 29, 2021 11:24 am

Ray, it probably is the same guy. I wasnt in the office at all, only in the shop. He said he has built a bunch of fox bodies and is building one with his some right now.
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Post by ant7377 Thu Sep 30, 2021 11:01 am

Joe,looks fantastic! He did a really nice job.
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Post by Joe73 Thu Sep 30, 2021 11:06 am

Thanks Ant. I still have that air cleaner for you.
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Post by ant7377 Thu Sep 30, 2021 12:32 pm

Joe,I will get over there. Busy with work. I want to see the car too.
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Post by Joe73 Thu Oct 07, 2021 7:26 pm

Took the exhaust out, sanded some of the welds and cleaned up any splatter.  Sprayed some flat silver paint on it.  Just have to warm it up a couple times to "bake" the paint.

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Post by g3chevy / Mr Pontiac Thu Oct 07, 2021 9:12 pm

Nice!
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Post by Limey SE Thu Oct 07, 2021 11:56 pm

Holy Moly Joe Looking good brother

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