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10/29/13 10:19am - Original Message: 'insillating sidepipes'
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PERRYSBURG, OH - USA

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1975 T-Tops,Lite Custom work,Many engine mod. 700R4 trans. body is shaved,17" wheels bf goodrich g-force tires,heavy sway bars front&rear rack&pinion steering,550 slolom springs with gas shocks.

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Heat seems to be the BIG problem with sidepipe headers on C3s. I'm install a set on my car now. I got thinking (has anyone tried rapping the inserts with header rap?) It stands to reason if it works on header tubes to keep the engine compartment cooler and keep the heat in. It should work on the insets to keep the outer tubes cooler to prevent leg burns. I'm sure I'm not the first to think of this. Anybody have input on this issue? Sound good or not. Pros and cons? Thanks , George
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10/29/13 2:04pm - Reply: 'Re: insillating sidepipes'
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Huntsville, AL - USA

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1971 convertible,375 HP 350ci,Muncie 4-speed,Edelbrock aluminum heads and RPM air-gap manifold,HEI distrubiter - old school mechanical tach drive. LOUD side exhaust!

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I went with the ceramic coated side pipes when I replaced mine. You will still get a burn if you linger on them, but it's not instantaneous like it is with the stainless steel. Still, they are hot. And you do smell like exhaust after driving for a while. But the look and sound you get from them makes it all worth it. And really, it doesn't take long to train yourself to properly exit the car. One burn is all it took me!

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10/29/13 9:55pm - Reply: 'Re: insillating sidepipes'
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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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JOHN!!!! Good to see ya around! Thumbs Up

Depends on what kind of pipes you're planning on using....might not have room to wrap them....


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10/30/13 8:53am - Reply: 'Re: insillating sidepipes'
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1975 T-Tops,Lite Custom work,Many engine mod. 700R4 trans. body is shaved,17" wheels bf goodrich g-force tires,heavy sway bars front&rear rack&pinion steering,550 slolom springs with gas shocks.

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I think there's room for one layer. Thanks

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