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Post  David Cole on October 22nd 2010, 10:07 pm

I can handle it if you need to get rid of the pesky trackside weeds.
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Got my car back from the chassis shop. Whole list of stuff done. Headers included. I would have liked them under the car, but no way the 4.5" collectors would fit without dropping the ground clearance to about 1.5". Like this I have 3.5" and it will help get the alky fumes out from under it.

More pics to come.
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Post  TravisRice on October 22nd 2010, 10:20 pm

Gonna be hard to keep the car clean. Especially in the dirt or gravel. Before you get them coated you might want to see if he can turn them out through the fenders. On another note it should deaden the sound very well though. JMO, Don't take it the wrong way, just that I have seen first hand how clean you kept the dragster and I don't think your gonna like the dirt and dust on and under the car.

http://autofabcart.net/stainlessfenderexitheadertrim.aspx

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Post  bb429power on October 22nd 2010, 10:28 pm

Yeaahhhh maaaaan I'm gonna light a big fatty off of that one... Laughing Cool
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Post  richter69 on October 22nd 2010, 10:31 pm

exactly how mine are gonna be done......but in 4" lol.
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Post  bruno on October 23rd 2010, 9:03 am

looks nice David
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Post  dr's wife racing on October 23rd 2010, 1:22 pm

I like it,Donna will like it bettr now you can do all triming around the house!
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Post  David Cole on October 23rd 2010, 3:09 pm

Thanks guys,

Took some more pics today. See this thread:

http://www.429-460.com/proven-builds-f4/back-from-the-chassis-shop-t7474.htm#87884



TravisRice wrote:Gonna be hard to keep the car clean. Especially in the dirt or gravel. Before you get them coated you might want to see if he can turn them out through the fenders. On another note it should deaden the sound very well though. JMO, Don't take it the wrong way, just that I have seen first hand how clean you kept the dragster and I don't think your gonna like the dirt and dust on and under the car.

http://autofabcart.net/stainlessfenderexitheadertrim.aspx

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We considered turning and goign through the fender, but the entire factory A pillar is behind that little bit of fender. A lot of hassle and might weaken the car. I may see if I can find some 90° turnouts. Cut the collector 2-3" up and weld the 90°. Problem is finding a 4.5 90° with a tight radius. Lot's of 4 and then 5". All the 4.5" 90's I have found so far have like and 8" radius and are too big. I realize it will kick up dust, but luckily 90% of my racing is at my home track which has the entire pits paved.
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Post  BOSS 429 on October 23rd 2010, 4:42 pm


Problem is finding a 4.5 90° with a tight radius. ;quote



any semi truck shop should be able to get it for you
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Post  schmitty on October 23rd 2010, 6:41 pm

I don't think I've ever seen a pipe that dia with less than a 8" radius. 4.5" is not a very common deal at all, once you hit 4" the diameters tend to go in whole inches. I waited for over 3 months for a common 4" exhaust pipe for my sprayer. You might try to find a pipefitter that works with stainless steel, sometimes they have some off the wall stuff with small radius bends. Cool
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Post  John G on October 24th 2010, 1:26 pm

I definitly appreciate the offer, I do all of my own weed burning. LOL.
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Post  85montess on October 24th 2010, 10:27 pm

David,
I would highly recommend that you put some turnouts or back a little on it. If you can find a 5" turnout with the bend radius that you want, you could cut a section out of it and weld it back together. The circumference of the 5" tubing would be (3.14x5.0") or 15.7" and what you want is 4.5" diameter so that would be (3.14x4.5") or 14.13", so you would need to cut a sliver of about 1.5" and then weld the seam back up. You could use some large hose clamps to pull it the seam back together and keep it round.
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Post  wowens on October 25th 2010, 3:57 pm

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Post  David Cole on October 25th 2010, 5:46 pm

Thanks guys.

I talked with Tim Murphy at the The Fab Shop Headers today.
http://www.fabshopheaders.com/

Tim is going to make me a set of slip on turnouts. I'll cut the collector a little shorter and hopefully the low point will still be around 3.5"
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Post  TravisRice on October 25th 2010, 6:17 pm

Dave,

Just an idea, See if Tim can do a round 4.5" to oval 4.5 outlet. This would probably give you a little more ground clearance judging by your pictures Dave. Everything looks good on the car including the headers, Just don't see you being happy with the dust and dirt blowing all over your nice car.

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Post  jsracing on October 25th 2010, 11:56 pm

David Cole wrote:Thanks guys.

I talked with Tim Murphy at the The Fab Shop Headers today.
http://www.fabshopheaders.com/

Tim is going to make me a set of slip on turnouts. I'll cut the collector a little shorter and hopefully the low point will still be around 3.5"

You went to the right guy. Tim is making my zoomies at some point in time. His shop is just a short hop and skip from Andy's

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Post  schmitty on October 26th 2010, 12:12 am

A big X2 on Tim, I bought my header kit from him, and it is top notch stuff. He gave me several tips along the way to get them together. Real nice guy and a great fabricator. Cool
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Post  David Cole on November 14th 2010, 6:29 pm

David Cole wrote:Thanks guys.

I talked with Tim Murphy at the The Fab Shop Headers today.
http://www.fabshopheaders.com/

Tim is going to make me a set of slip on turnouts. I'll cut the collector a little shorter and hopefully the low point will still be around 3.5"

Well, it was worth a shot, but it's a no go. Not going to be able to use the turnouts. For a 4.5 diameter, the shortest overall length possible makes the turnout 9" tall overall. I used an old collector as a dummy to hack up. I had to cut away most of it for the turnout to fit. I think almost no collector would hurt the power. Even then, I only had 2" ground clearance and I think it would burn the paint on the fender.

I'll just live with it. My dragster had downswepts that pointed at the intersection of ground/tire and it wasn't too bad. Thankfully, my home track has totally paved pits.
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Post  69F100 on November 14th 2010, 8:02 pm

Napa can get a 4.5 90* a few weeks back my buddy aka 557 mazda was putting turnouts on his he used one off a big truck cut it in half in the middle of the 90 Napa was the only place around here that could get them.


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Post  wowens on November 15th 2010, 8:33 am

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