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MrWesson22
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posted 11-10-2002 11:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MrWesson22   Click Here to Email MrWesson22     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Anyone know of a company selling electric exhaust cutouts for a decent price? I have cutouts on it now, but the thought of being able to flip a switch inside the car and open the exhaust really appeals to me, especially since then I wouldn't have to worry about burning myself taking off the caps after driving the car or putting them back on to drive home from the track for example. Plus being able to instantly open up and scare the sh!t out of that annoying ricer next to me at a redlight sounds like great fun.

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Neal

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jsracingbbf
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posted 11-11-2002 09:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jsracingbbf   Click Here to Email jsracingbbf     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I never heard of any neal, would be trick though! Hey man open your own company! if you make them for the ricers too you'll be in the gravy so to speak.

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Moneymaker
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posted 11-11-2002 10:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mr. Gasket still offers the old time (like Sam) cable type.

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MrWesson22
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posted 11-12-2002 12:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MrWesson22   Click Here to Email MrWesson22     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oh, I found some. They're just way too much $$$.

www.quicktimeperformance.com

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Neal

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Kyle
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posted 11-12-2002 11:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kyle   Click Here to Email Kyle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What about making your own? Take the Mr. Gasket ones, for example. All you would need is a small electric motor that attaches to the arm the cable attaches to. Maybe you could use a power door lock actuator, or any other small linear motor. The ones being used by that company are just twisting type motors, and you could make some like that, though I can't think of any small motors that do that. Just a thought- these things look cool!

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Rory McNeil
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posted 11-12-2002 05:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rory McNeil   Click Here to Email Rory McNeil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It isn`t electric, but years ago, a guy I knew used a pair of small engine piston ring compresors to hold his ehaust pipes together.Loosen the band strap to unhook the pipes, slip the pipes back in place, & tighten the square tightening clamps to cork it up again.

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Dubz
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posted 11-14-2002 01:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dubz   Click Here to Email Dubz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dougs headers makes a set, but they are hella expensive

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MrWesson22
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posted 11-14-2002 01:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MrWesson22   Click Here to Email MrWesson22     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How much is hella expensive? quicktime wants like $135 each (I'd need 2 - dual exhaust of course).

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Neal

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n2oMike
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posted 11-14-2002 01:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for n2oMike   Click Here to Email n2oMike     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here are some places to try for electric cutouts.

http://www.quicktimeperformance.com/qtec.htm

http://www.mccordcg.com/mpp/mpp.htm

http://www.buickgn.com/electricexhaustcutout.htm

Personally, I'd just purchase the type that work by loosening three wingnuts on each side. They are sold by Jegs and Summit and only cost around $35... and work just as well, if not better.

Good Luck!

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Mike Burch
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rockafellz
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posted 11-14-2002 01:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rockafellz   Click Here to Email rockafellz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How well do the cable style Mr. Gasket versions seal when closed? I could picture it being a butterfly style plate, but is there a rubber gasket surrounding the plate?

Cable style sounds like a better route besides the 3 wingnut version (which is probably the best being that is seals completely). Plus having an electric version is just another potential problem causer. Just me...

Erik

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MrWesson22
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posted 11-14-2002 02:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MrWesson22   Click Here to Email MrWesson22     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I already have the 3 wingnut version. They're okay, but just too friggin hot to open up (or close) once the car's been driven, and of course I don't have the capability of opening them on a whim sitting at a redlight.

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Neal

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n2oMike
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posted 11-14-2002 06:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for n2oMike   Click Here to Email n2oMike     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The cable style units are only 2" in diameter, and look like they would leak.

Some of the electric ones look pretty small as well... and I would think they would start to jam up once a significant amount of exhaust deposits accumulated in their mechanism.

Personally, I would think it would be tough to beat the simplicity, ease of use, effectiveness, and price of the type that use the three wingnuts.

Good Luck!

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Mike Burch
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stang106
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posted 11-14-2002 07:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for stang106   Click Here to Email stang106     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Who's old enough to remember the GTOs; I thought at some point one of them had factory electric cut-outs?
Dave

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n2oMike
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posted 11-14-2002 08:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for n2oMike   Click Here to Email n2oMike     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As for the wingnuts being too hot to handle...

A set of those Mechanics gloves (around $20) would be a LOT cheaper than the electric cutouts.

Good Luck!

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Mike Burch
66 mustang real street
302 4-speed 289 heads
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MrWesson22
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posted 11-15-2002 12:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MrWesson22   Click Here to Email MrWesson22     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Okay, fine. I guess I'll just have to be sensible and keep my current setup.

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Neal

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Rory McNeil
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posted 11-15-2002 01:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rory McNeil   Click Here to Email Rory McNeil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A buddy of mine has the 3 wingnut "Race ready`s" on his 79 Mustang. He had a tool from a piece of tubing with a notch to fit over the wingnuts, but if you used regular hex nuts, you could just use a socket & extension, so the heat wouldn`t be much concern.

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MrWesson22
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posted 11-15-2002 01:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MrWesson22   Click Here to Email MrWesson22     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Taking them off won't be, but sticking your hand up there to put them back on will. It's no biggie. I usually keep an old towel or 2 in the back of my car anyway (just in case I need to lay under the car for anything -- come in handy a couple times just changing my starter).

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Neal

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Dubz
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posted 11-15-2002 02:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dubz   Click Here to Email Dubz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
stang106 i'm not old enough to remember the GTOs, i'm only 20. They did however have I factory cut-outs in 1970 availible from November till January. But they weren't electric, they ran off engine vaccum (it was called VOE, vacuum operated exhaust)

"a diaphram mounted on the muffler opened an internal baffle and gave the exhaust an express route through the muffler" (muscle car review, July 2001)

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Dubz
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posted 11-15-2002 02:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dubz   Click Here to Email Dubz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
here is the link to doug's headers

http://www.dougsheaders.com/online_store/product_list.cfm?int_subcat_id=18

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stang106
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posted 11-15-2002 05:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for stang106   Click Here to Email stang106     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
DUBZ,
Do you live in Winnepeg? I just bought a set of Centerlines from a place called 'Riverside Performance' and the guys seemed good to deal with.
Dave

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