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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Apr 11th, 09, 06:34 PM Thread Starter
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Problem with Pypes Exhaust

I have been working on a long list of stuff on my 68 SS/RS the last couple of months and as I work on the down hill side I have run ito a problem with me exhaust. It is a Pypes 2.5" header back, quarter exit. the problem is with tubing sections over the rear and the extensions to the quarter. Please see the pics below. Has anybody used this system and had the same problem. As always your help is always appreciated. thx Al




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Re: Problem with Pypes Exhaust

Oh and a few more pisc because we all like pics







List of work done:
*new front discs, MC, all new brake lines
*new headers and exhaust
*dropped rear and cleaned / painted
*replaced all the RS equipment (it may work now)
*new carb, intake, distributor, front wiring harness
*new shocks
*new prings
*new front suspension (bushings,tie rods, ball joints)

been doing my part to stimulate the economy
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Re: Problem with Pypes Exhaust

Nice car Alan...I don't have Pypes on my 69 but by looking at your pictures my guess is that your mufflers may be too far back and maybe sitting too close to the floor boards. You may need to shorten up the X pipe to get the over the axle tubes to move towards the front of the car (not by much by the looks of things)..

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Re: Problem with Pypes Exhaust

Joe, if I move the the x pipe forward the turndown would also move forward. In the pics above the pipe you see to the rear of the drum is the part that should exit at the rear/ and a couple of inches below the wheel opening. If anything the mufflers should move to the rear and drop about 6" with the pipes the way they are bent, but if I do that the over the axle pipe would hit the rear axle, if I drop the system to the required height it would only sit above the axle about 2". I did call Summit and they said that they have never had any complaints about this system before ( I wish I had a dollar........) and it is the correct kit. I think I will contact Pypes on Monday and send them some pics. thx Al
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Re: Problem with Pypes Exhaust

What if you angled the pipes comming out of the mufflers slightly to the outside of car ?

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old Apr 12th, 09, 09:31 AM
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Alan: Here is what I had to do. I had a PYPES cross flow muffer kit and X pipe. The instructions are verry bad. I got 4 jack stands and set them under the car. Piece by piece I assembled the system. on the jack stands. Then I started at the rear of the car puting the tips where I wanted them. then I worked toward the headers. It took me about 3 days of fiting fighting and cussing to get it where I was happy. I bought some stn band clamps to put on the front and middle. just in case I need to take the trans out. I had the rear portion welded at the muffler shop. My welding leaves a bit to be desired
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Re: Problem with Pypes Exhaust

not sure if you resolved this yet, but looking at picture on pypes website, tailpipe on driverside should have short end of pipe(length of pipe after the bend) going towards the muffler, you have the long end towards the muffler. Same on pasenger side, their pictures shows long end of tailpipe towards the muffler you have the short end of pipe. take out both tailpipes and stick the other end towards the muffler. hope this works!
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