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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-11-2019, 07:04 PM Thread Starter
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Well I didn't blow up the car but I did ruin the mufflers

On a previous thread - I had mentioned a huge bang similar to large caliber handgun going off. I still have some ringing in my ear from. Here's a pic of a couple of brand new mufflers after messing with the timing on a very rich condition..


Ugh if I can finally get this car going again..right back to the muffler shop.
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Wow that’s insane!
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Might consider buying welded mufflers😁
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MyMy, that mustíve been some explosion - I remember as a kid, riding with my sister in an old 67 Ford galaxy station wagon. We discovered that we could turn the key off and pump the excelerator pedal a few times, and then when turning the key back on.... she would ignite all that fuel, and sound like a bomb going off Thank goodness the cherry bomb mufflers (that my dad had installed to keep from being drug off on gravel roads) were burly enough to handle the strain! My sisters, myself, and all of her friends got a real kick out of that! My dad would have killed us had he known what we were doing with his car. Good memories!
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Yeh both hit at the exact time. Million to one shot Jerry million to one (Seinfeld reference) Ripped both of them. Crazy.
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Back in the 70ís GM use to use a double wall exhaust pipe. With the primitive emission equipment it was common to cause a back fire. I worked at a Chevy dealer delivering parts at first. I drove a 73 C10 with a 350. I use to take great pride in making it backfire. One day after doing so the inner pipe wall collapsed just about choking the exhaust off. I had to limp back to work. I think the only time he was more upset was when the trans blew up some how and had to be towed back to work.
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BEEEG badda boom.
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I used to see that fairly often at work during the mid 90's
Clearly you have some tuning issues to work out
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I had that happen once when my upper radiator hose developed a leak and sprayed the distributor with coolant. Driving along the car running rough and then BANG and the exhaust got loud. I pulled over, looked under the car and all I could do was sit by the side of the road and laugh. I fixed the leaky hose and drove home, loudly, and bought some new mufflers.
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lol yeh pretty much...
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My buddy and I in his 50s dodge truck with a 302 would run the revs high in low and turn the key off let the car decelerate and then timed perfectly in front of the grocery store, turn the key on and blammmm. It was fun to watch people drop their groceries. Cherry bombs can take a beating
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Wow!
That is exactly what I said to myself, out loud, when I saw the pic.
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Been there, done that. It was cheap set of the then $9.99 Thrush Turbo mufflers.

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