exhaust was extremely loud at one time (now it's
just loud) and I thought running the tailpipe out the back of the car
might quieten it down some. Here some pictures of what the pipe looks
like and how it's positioned on the car.
It didn't make the exhaust much quieter in the car. The longer pipe
does cut down on some of the high pitched raspyness of the exhaust
though and I don't
burn my leg getting in/out of the car because of the pipe being in the
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enlarged view of most pictures, left click on a picture or right click
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the tailpipe looks like out of the car. It's made from stainless steel
pool ladder pipe. The straight section is positioned about 1" from the
lower chassis tube.
picture shows how the pipe is positioned to go under the fender
and parallel to the side of the car and the tire. The pipe also has to
be inboard of the link bracket on the axle tube.
clearance is reduced by the diameter of the pipe but I
haven't had any trouble with it yet.
I couldn't run the pipe any higher because it had to go out the rear of
the car beneath the chassis so the axle wouldn't hit the pipe. The axle
can rest on the lower tubes when the frame is lifted up.
how I mounted the pipe to the frame. I used two muffler "C" clamps with
two long bolts.
The round black objects above the clamps are rubber
insulators. There are another two short bolts that go through the flat
steel metal plate that is located on the bottom of the chassis
hold the insulators to the frame.