Let’s finish up this exhausting whirlwind of posts with what else, the exhaust!
Once again, options abound if you want your 440 to sound like the monster most people think it is. Three inch pipes, dual exhaust, HP logs, headers and what not. All I wanted was a stock single 2 1/4 inch pipe with the correct muffler and tail pipe. Many years earlier I had sourced an NOS Y pipe.
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Just glad I could help. Looking good
Next I found an eBay seller with a bunch of NOS tail pipes, so I snapped this one up, complete with resonator and correct turn-down. It had been for sale for years, I literally saw some one post the link here in 2018, and of course it was still for sale. I was aghast when it showed up wrapped in plastic, but actually it came out perfect and in record time.
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The muffler was another mystery, I ended up sourcing one based on size and shape. However, the hardest part was this mid pipe circled in red below.
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In my search for a junk pipe that I could bring to the muffler shop as a bending guide (no, they had never heard of “bend” cards, nor how to use them), a member here came through with a solid usable piece! Thanks again @JDX. The bigger problem was shipping, so I suggested the classic plastic wrap method and it was here in a jiffy.
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Now just blast the hangars and put this baby back together. Is that an old tire? It came from an unmolested car, but who knows, still, that rivet looks original.
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