Q: Replacement Dual Exhaust on 1968 Convertible
I need to replace my exhaust on my 1968 convertible. I would like to replace with duals. Any sugestions on where I can purchase a complete exhaust?
A: I have just installed the Flowmaster 2.5″ dual exhaust kit with crossover available through Summit (probably through other catalogs too) and didn’t have any problems with it (other than forcing me to replace my saggy rear springs which I was going to do any way), however, my car is missing the crossbrace underneath so that obstacle wasn’t there for me.
The 40 series mufflers fit just fine and the kit includes all of the clamps and new mounts which bolt righ up to stock locations. You will, however, have to go to a muffler shop to have them weld up the pipes from the exhaust manifolds to the kit since it comes with the flanges to bolt up to a set of headers. I bought a set of reducers from Pep Boys to temporarily install in there to get me to the muffler shop (they’re cheap enough).
This may actually be a good time to install headers if you ever thought of doing so.
The sound is great and not too loud (for me anyway). I run my Borla exhaust fully open on my 98 TA so I guess I’m used to it 😉
A: I have Flowmasters on my 1968 convert, and it sounds great. Not too loud at idle, but when you get on it, it sounds like all hell breaking loose. Just got all my leaks fixed after a couple of months. New expensive gaskets for the headers, and two copper ones for the collectors. Very happy to have no leaks, but was not easy.
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