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Professional Pipes In Your Driveway!

None Of Our Friends Believed We Installed Such A Trick Exhaust

Photography by Tony Nausieda

It used to be that the exhaust system was an overlooked part of the total performance package. Look under a bunch of cars at a show, and you’re bound to see a number of 'em with disgusting, rusty, poorly bent, crumpled pipes. The days of rippled, restrictive bends; rust-prone, bare-steel tubes; and glasspacks are over, fortunately. Nowadays, good exhaust means long-lasting, aluminized pipes that stay looking clean and bright for years; smooth-flowing, full-volume mandrel bends; and high-tech baffled mufflers.

Would you believe us if we told you there exists such a system that you can afford, have shipped to your door, and install in your driveway on a Saturday afternoon? Believe it.

We installed Flowmaster’s 2-½-inch American Thunder exhaust system—complete with 50-series three-chamber mufflers—on our ’65 LeMans in four hours. And we didn’t need a lift or exotic tools, either, just four jackstands, simple hand tools, and a little patience. We did have to visit the local muffler shop and shell out $5 to have the head pipes cut and expanded to fit over the header reducers, but otherwise it’s a complete bolt-on. We’re glad we took plenty of pics during the installation, ’cause none of our friends believed we installed such a trick exhaust in the driveway! That about says it all.

Check out how easy it really is.

SOURCES
Doug’s Headers
2349 La Palma Ave.
Anaheim
CA  92801
714-502-0286
Flowmaster
8-00/-544-4761
www.flowmastermufflers.com
Summit Racing
P.O. Box 909
Akron
OH  44309-0909
800-230-3030
www.summitracing.com
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