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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old Jan 10th, 02, 03:47 AM Thread Starter
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I'm getting ready for exhaust. I'm the using origonal manifolds and I'm not crazy about the exhaust systems from Midas, or any of those type shops. I'm looking for something that looks factory but not wanting to spend 600.00 and up any suggestions.
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old Jan 10th, 02, 03:59 AM
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Mr.C- I ordered the reproduction exhaust from Ground Up for about $300-350(?) for my '67 396. The hangar kit is about $50.00. It fit really well. The hangars are exact and really nice. Just an option you might consider.
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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old Jan 10th, 02, 04:05 AM
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David,
Are you looking for steel, aluminized, or stainless?

Flowmaster makes a stock looking system which includes single cross flow muffler. I've seen them in Summit, but don't know anything about them.

Also, when exhaust comes up at the SuperCar Registry, they always talk about Gardner Exhaust. Don't know where they are, but I know they advertize in Hemmings.

I went with stainless chambered on mine. The fit was excellent, except for one area in the rear of the tunnel. One side was about 1/2" higher than the other, and was very close to the tunnel wall. I used gillotine style ss clamps from Year One, as they were more similar to the original carbon steel OEM's.

PS: Spring for the extra expense to get them with the tips already polished. Mine were not, and I spent 8-10 hours filing, sanding and polishing on mine.
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old Jan 10th, 02, 08:54 AM
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Flowmaster also sells a 2.5 inch exhaust kit (with polished tips) that is a breeze to install and sounded great. The one I installed came with exhaust pipes with H crossover, two mufflers, tailpipes(polished) and all mounting hardware for around $340. The only difference for you will be adapting them to manifolds versus headers.

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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old Jan 10th, 02, 12:32 PM
 
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Gardner Exhaust has my vote!

I bought a 'repro' set for my '70 SS Chevelle from a well known vendor & ended up throwing it in trash cause the fit was so lousy. Got the set from Gardner & it was amazing how easily it went together...100% correct too!

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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old Jan 11th, 02, 06:56 AM Thread Starter
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Bob Where is Gardner located and how do I contact them Thanks Dave
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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old Jan 11th, 02, 01:38 PM
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There is a guy on e-bay with a nice coated system, factory look and great sound, around $250. If you e-mail me I will give you his e-mail address.I have used his systems and am very satisfied.
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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old Jan 11th, 02, 06:09 PM
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Hello Mr. C,

I am using stock exhaust manifolds on my 502, and used the Flowmaster American Thunder dual system. The polished exhaust tips look factory (except for the larger 2.5" DIA) and the fit was excellent. You will need to make your own head pipes, since the system is made for headers, but it's easy. Follow the link in my sig to my photo album, there are pictures of the exhaust in there.

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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old Jan 12th, 02, 01:55 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks Guys this really helps
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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old Jan 13th, 02, 08:16 AM
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I have the same system as awsm502.
Hooks up very easily. Looks good and sounds awsm behind the 502.


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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old Jan 16th, 02, 03:32 PM Thread Starter
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Tracy Did you use the stock transverse type muffler or the 2 performance type mufflers that mount in front of rear end>
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