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Old 12-26-2012, 08:13 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Something you might consider, is running 3" pipes under the axle. I did that on my previous 70. The only bad part was having to drop the exhaust if I wanted to drop the rearend.
I considered that, but I'm just afraid of the way it'll look. On the flip side about dropping the rear, it'll be much easier to drop the exhaust, to remove the transmission, which I seem to remove MUCH more than the rear end....lol
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Old 12-26-2012, 08:20 PM   #17 (permalink)
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If you fit the 3" you won't regret it.... it sounds awesome compared to a 2.5" system. Let's face it guys we all want performance from our cars and the 3" don't hurt that effort and the exhaust note is bitchen... and what true hot rodder does'nt want that?
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Old 12-26-2012, 08:26 PM   #18 (permalink)
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My engine is going to want 3" exhaust. If I can't get the 3" tailpipes to clear, I'll just leave it as is.
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Old 12-26-2012, 08:28 PM   #19 (permalink)
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i struggled to find anyone with pictures of 3" exhaust when i was looking. one person posted his setup for me that he handbuilt and did a decent job.

i couldn't find anyone locally that had a mandrel bender. the main reason i wanted mandrel bends was for looks. i didn't want to see a bunch of crushed bends.

if you are going to have people look under your car at all, then try your best to not run them under the axle.


i don't believe you have the mach one or rear valance with exhaust cutouts, so yours should be a little easier.

the magnaflow 3" kit stops short of the valance. or at least the kits i've seen were short.

this is a 69 staggered shock car with 3" i saw a mecum a few years ago when i was looking for exhaust setups. it really looked like the magnaflow kit to me. maybe others can post pics of their magnaflow setups.







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Old 12-26-2012, 08:36 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Thank you very much. That looks great. You are correct in saying I do not have the Mach 1 valance, but I thought about putting one on there. If it makes the exhaust more difficult, I probably won't.

That looks like a really tight fit. What I would like to do, is turn them down behind the valance, flush with the bottom, so I don't have tips.
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Old 12-27-2012, 01:20 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Side exit!

I don't know if 3"oval would benefit my engine, but side exit would look and sound awesome. I have 2.5"system to the mufflers and 3"oval exit out the sides.

I wonder if I would benefit from a 3"oval system?
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There is no way I'm putting side exits on my car. Not going to happen.
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There is no way I'm putting side exits on my car. Not going to happen.
Thank you. Not a great idea for a track car either.
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Heres a pic of my full stainless 3 inch magnaflow system on my 65 Fastback. if you need more pictures just PM me. No clearance issure even on my lowered car.

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Old 12-27-2012, 03:09 PM   #25 (permalink)
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How is side exit bad for a track car? What track are you referring too?
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I have done it but i think the bends were to restricted in the flow of exhaust, but was thinking about buying a bunch of u bends and making my own, just have not done it yet ran it out through the factory exhaust hoke were orginals trumpets went
This is the route I went with 2 1/2". I bought a Flowmaster tailpipe kit from summit for an Olds cutlass - mandrel bent. Cut it up and it was a LOT cheaper than buying bends. That said, its a BIG job that goes on and on. In the end you get a nice system laced right where you want it. I was lacing around a custom Watts link. 3" is definitely doable with no link - there is room, it just takes a little artistic flair to do it elegantly so it doesn't rattle.
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How is side exit bad for a track car? What track are you referring too?
i've been waiting to hear the rationale as well

i can only think of one possible explanation
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As a WAG I'd say oiling down the rear tires in case of an engine failure

Otherwise I dont see one
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The Magnaflow system looks good. I think I will give that a try on my 65. Hopefully it wont take any major reworking to fit around the 4-link.
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The Magnaflow system looks good. I think I will give that a try on my 65. Hopefully it wont take any major reworking to fit around the 4-link.
I'd be interested in your success pictures when you're done.
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