Discussion in 'General Ranchero Help' started by john777, Aug 18, 2016.
'75 and newer, IIRC.
What do you think? 6 months worth of work!
Looking and Sounding real good .................. !
thanks for the update your going full steam ahead , 5.0 knows listen to him ,you will have a working tach/dad looks happy
First time out of the garage in 6 months. Using it as storage...
A joyous cacklefest. I also like the paint.
Ahhh, cacklefests! Here's a doozy:
OK, next thing is installing the exhaust system. I like my sidepipes and will keep them. However, they rob HP. They are Patriot 70" sidepipes. See the picture below, current set up.
I'm going to cut out the muffler portion of the pipes and weld in a higher flowing muffler. The maximum diameter of the muffler can be 4 inches. Does anyone use a skinny muffler that they really like, with good flow numbers?
After a quick search I found these Magnaflow mufflers on Summit:
Well, I had a pair of Purple Hornies a while ago....
Last side pipes I had were straight thru
Ran my cut outs thru them
How did that sound?
I bet you could modify those side pipes so that you could put Supertrapp rings on the end of it. That way you would have complete control of how loud it was.
I have heard the 4" diffuser rings (4 of them) with a 1" hole in the end cap on a pair of 4" tail pipes on an otherwise open exhaust. They were subtle and deep during idle or cruise but really roared when the hammer was dropped.
I suspect yours are 3", Supertrapp makes 3" also.
Interesting...I was also thinking that the supertrapp setup might work out well in this application. I used to run them on my 4-stroke (and 1 2-stroke) dirt bikes...great sound on the thumper bikes...never heard them on a v-8.
I heard a Supertrapp-equipped V8 Benzo...it was interesting, to say the least. Kind of like a synchronized pair of KZ1000s.
Handy, that hit my brain and went to visual and hearing, used to own one. One sounded sweet, two together synced, WOW. ( The Kawi not the Benzi )
I had a friend who had a KZ--he was older than me, WW II vet, and he just loved popping wheelies as he hit the first three gears. What a showoff.
Not really a showoff, probably trying to hang on they were pushing close to 70 by the time you hit 3rd. When they came on the pipe it was the original fear factor. Loved it.
No, Big George was that kind of a guy. He was the one who turned me on to Rancheros, his '70 red Squire had the 351-4V, which would leave my '2-liter Coke bottle' '74 Squire 351-2V in the dust.
I will check into supertrapp.
Anyone know about these:
Don't we have a member named Pypes?
This is an old picture. Prior to engine change and wheel/tire change.
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