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sigtauenus
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posted 03-24-2001 03:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sigtauenus   Click Here to Email sigtauenus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've been reading up on all these threads going on about headers and exhaust. I'm getting convinced that the way to go it hooker super comps and 2.5" exhaust.

ok, for putting this stuff together is it best to weld it or clamp it? The reason I ask is, I would think welding is better, but it makes it more difficult to remove the exhaust system for access to the transmission.

I have the stock dual exhaust on my car right now, and I have to drop the exhaust to remove the transmission. I worked on a guys car a few weeks ago and he had the exhaust custom cut and welded with the cross-over on the h-pipe moved back to just behind the back of the transmission so the tranny can be dropped out with out even touching any exhuast parts.

Is this recommended? Or, should the crossover pipe be closer to the headers?

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7DMACH1
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posted 03-24-2001 03:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 7DMACH1   Click Here to Email 7DMACH1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a 70 mach 1 351c 4spd top loader. I have full length headers. My H-pipe has a balance tube under the middle of the trans. I have my H-pipe welded to the mufflers and the tail pipes have flanges welded on and so do the back of the mufflers. This way all you do is unbolt the tail pipes and headers flanges and muffler hangers and you can remove the exhaust. It takes me about 5 minutes to remove. This it nice when you go to the track.

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steve'66
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posted 03-24-2001 04:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sig,

Sounds good to me. I haven't "seen the light" yet about H pipes or X pipes. I may be old school but give real dual exhaust or open headers anyday! Plus they are easy to drop at the track, especially if you don't have tail pipes.

SteveW

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