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Offline Chuck Swanson

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Re: 66 DeVille Convertible resto
« Reply #120 on: November 05, 2017, 05:16:00 PM »
Thanks Bruce.  Yes, I think a little off.  Not sure of the exact angle of the pipe with the flat side.  Have some pictures in the shop manual, and they give dimensions of some spacing for exhaust, but there is not much wiggle room like my Nova :)

I also need to move tailpipe over to pass side about an inch or two as tailpipe not exiting at notch, but tried everything and didn't want to force it.  Chuck
« Last Edit: November 05, 2017, 05:19:34 PM by Chuck Swanson »
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Offline The Tassie Devil(le)

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Re: 66 DeVille Convertible resto
« Reply #121 on: November 05, 2017, 05:26:27 PM »
Looking back at the picture of the pipe from under the transmission mount back to the muffler, the tube simply is too straight.

Looks like the fabricator didn't want to add any bends for clearance.

A couple of simple, conveniently placed 5 degree bends would give heaps of clearance.

Bruce. >:D
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Offline Chuck Swanson

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Re: 66 DeVille Convertible resto
« Reply #122 on: November 05, 2017, 07:11:07 PM »
Hard to distinguish in pic, bit that is the resonator.  That actually looks right on, as the spacing is great around the trans mount curve.   There is a 2" piece that has a flat spot across most of the pipe.  Not sure on the exact position of that pipe.  One I adjust that, should hopefully be good.  If not I will post in Tech forum with more detailed pics.

Fabricator is Classic Exhaust out of Ohio.  Thanks!  Chuck
66 DeVille Convertible (3)
64 Series 62 (2)
64 2 door
66 Sedan DeVille hardtop
65 Eldorado (vert w/bucket seats)
65 Eldorado Bk/Bk
69 DeVille vert
97 DeVille d'Elegance
67 Chevy II Nova (AACA GN 2016)
69 Dodge Coronet R/T
98 American Tradition 40' DP RV
AACA Lifetime
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