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2/18/13 2:52pm - Original Message: 'Mid America chambered exhaust.'
76STINGJAY
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LIBERTY LAKE, WA - USA

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1976 ALL ORIGINAL 85000 MILE, 4 SPEED

Joined: 2/18/2013
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any one used this?   
do you like it, performance, sound etc.
 
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2/19/13 2:35pm - Reply: 'Re: Mid America chambered exhaust.'
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Elkhart, IN - USA

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1975 Red T-Top 1972 Red Convertible

Joined: 10/7/2007
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 I just put a set of chambered exhaust on my 72, change it over from side pipes. I looked an M/A and other places, but I have a vett friend tell me he got his from Allen's Exhaust, they make the chambered exhaust for M/A and several other Vett supply houses. I called Allen's for a price and he sold me the pipes, W/ packings, bezels, tips, hangers and clamps for a great price.  All most have it installed. So far very happy with them.
 
Dean


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2/19/13 6:30pm - Reply: 'Re: Mid America chambered exhaust.'
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Carlisle, PA - USA

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1974 mille miglia red with oxblood interior 355ci, 320hp

Joined: 9/4/2005
Posts: 533
I have it (aluminized version) and I love it. I get lots of compliments with it.
It is however, on the louder side.  I live in a group of townhouses and I have to be careful not to peddle it too much if I decide to drive it to work and leave at 7:00 am. Dont want to bug the neighbors too much
I set off a car alarm as I drove by once also. (i was in a tight downtown neighborhood).

So, if you like some noise, you should be happy.

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2/19/13 10:42pm - Reply: 'Re: Mid America chambered exhaust.'
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Dutchess County, NY - USA

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White '79 Corvette. It's a driver.

Joined: 8/27/2007
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I had the aluminized version from Mid America on my '79 L-48 a few years ago. I never really liked it so I changed it out for a true dual system with mufflers. For my taste it was just too loud.

I kind of liked the sound once up to highway speeds but the around town stop n go was just too much for me.
 
I think if my motor had more HP/compression the chambered system would have sounded better, but my L-48 just did'nt cut it.
 
Kevin


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2/20/13 5:08am - Reply: 'Re: Mid America chambered exhaust.'
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Kimberling City, MO - USA

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1976 Stingray

Joined: 12/2/2012
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I just purchased a set of the gal. alu. ones...as I felt they would last my life time...(G) When we 1st fired the a car up...I thought OMG...what have I done...of course with a smile on my face. And in the garage they really raddled the windows. But now I like to start the car..just to hear that sound. Idle sound is music to my ears....LOL...and I never thought I would be the loud pipe kind of guy...but I am hooked! To each his own music...LOL

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2/20/13 5:11am - Reply: 'Re: Mid America chambered exhaust.'
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Kimberling City, MO - USA

Vette(s):
1976 Stingray

Joined: 12/2/2012
Posts: 49
forgot to add that I still have not gotten mine out for the new test drive as it is in the paint shop now and engine was just installed last month. Details to fix before it can hit the road.


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2/21/13 10:50am - Reply: 'Re: Mid America chambered exhaust.'
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, - Canada

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Coupe 74 - 454 Drive it like you stole it!

Joined: 8/6/2004
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I also have Allen's exhaust on mine.  I replaced old/tired flow masters.  I probably liked the flowmasters better on idle, but on highway with the chambered; I did get exactly what I wanted; throaty/raw music that screams power.

They are loud (louder than flowmasters) and I have also triggered car alarm systems in parking lots (which is kind of fun)...

Came with all the clamps, hangers and nice chromed tips.  I had it installed at a local shop since I was replacing my headers at the same time and I don't do welding.  

Note on this (in case you do similar); if you are replacing the headers at the same time and get black painted ones; there's a "burn in" procedure to follow.  I was not aware of it and did not follow it. Within 30 minutes, smoke came out of the hood; the paint of the headers pretty much all burned.  So brand new headers looked like 15 years old headers on the first drive and a few months later (without protective coating); were covered in surface rust.

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2/21/13 12:07pm - Reply: 'Re: Mid America chambered exhaust.'
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Badin Lake, NC - USA

Vette(s):
1979 Red L-48 Corvette with Doeskin interior, 3-speed automatic, 3.55 rear; 1986 L-98 Coupe, 4+3 Manual - Satin Black and Purple (SCCA TT/Hillclimb Car); 1993 White LT-1 Coupe, Black Interior, 6-speed

Joined: 4/21/2004
Posts: 101
I have them, and love them. Just what I wanted. Sound of power and it sounds fantastic at idle and on the highway. Not for those with sensitive hearing.

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C3: 1979 Corvette Coupe, Auto, L-48, Red/Doeskin (my wife's fave);
C4s: 1986 C4 coupe (SCCA road race car), satin black, 4+3, Z51 package, L-98;  & 1993 C4 coupe, white, 6-speed, LT-1.
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