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12/16/11 2:20pm - Original Message: 'Removing slip in mufflers from Hooker side tubes'
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Ocala, FL - USA

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1975 coupe, Green, 4speed, T-top, 383 stroked, Hooker side pipes.

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Any easy way to remove slip in mufflers from Hooker show tubes? I have been pounding them downward on a 2x4 and they wont budge. Don't want to damage ends, and not be able to slip over collector. Have been in tube for over 8 + / - yrs. I want to get them Jet Hot coated and need them out what a Pain they are. I think after this I will just leave them out.
 
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12/17/11 1:17pm - Reply: 'Re: Removing slip in mufflers from Hooker side tubes'
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Flanders, NJ - USA

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1982 Black, ZZ4, Hooker Side Pipes, 3.55 Rear, Rebuilt & upgraded 700R4, All new suspension, brakes, & new Charcoal interior.

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You removed the bolt that holds them in, right? If you leave them out be prepared for some noise!!!!Big smile
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12/23/11 12:19am - Reply: 'Re: Removing slip in mufflers from Hooker side tubes'
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Ocala, FL - USA

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Ha, Ha there is no bolt to hold them in....Thats why they are called slip in mufflers.......I will get them out as soon as I get time to work on them :)
 
I bought them new and installe dmyself so I know no bolt holds them in LOL Geek
 
 
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12/23/11 10:42am - Reply: 'Re: Removing slip in mufflers from Hooker side tubes'
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I have Hookers with the glass packs and there is one bolt holding it in there. The only thing I can think of is to soak them with penetrating oil. Good luck with it.
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12/23/11 3:17pm - Reply: 'Re: Removing slip in mufflers from Hooker side tubes'
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Holland Patent, NY - USA

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#1 *1980 White, Red interior 14,000 mile #2 *1980 Red, Oyster interior 93,000 miles Resto project car, rebuilt to 383 stroker

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Ace, I always keep and file any instruction sheets on stuff I do myself. As my memory gets worse and worser....Big smile I go back and review them when I need to work on that project.
I'd totaly forget after 8 years!
Good luck!
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12/24/11 12:59am - Reply: 'Re: Removing slip in mufflers from Hooker side tubes'
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sonoma, CA - USA

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Good luck, after 8+ years they are probably rusted-carboned in there, you might have to settle to coat only the outside, if you get em out and coat both in-out sides the ID of the collector gets smaller and you might have a problem getting the mufflers back in, even worse if you do the primery pipes also the OD gets bigger and you might have a problem slipping the collector onto the pri. pipes, don't ya just love the car hobby, another question I would ask is the coating going to stick to the chrome without peeling later, you might think about slipping the collector and pri. pipes together and have them coated as a unit

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12/30/11 7:35pm - Reply: 'Re: Removing slip in mufflers from Hooker side tubes'
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68 COUPE 454 HAS MOTION HOOD SCOOP, REVERSED GILLS ZL-1 FENDER FLARES AND MOTION REAR SPOILER, LEMAN'S GAS CAP, BUCKET HEADLIGHTS. CAN-AM FRONT RACING SPOILER. CHROME HOOKER HEADERS AND SIDE PIPES! 4 SPEED M20, LOOKS FAST STANDING STILL !!

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Well, you just confirmed to me not to put mufflers in mine!
I did not plan on putting them in, now I know I won't.!
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12/30/11 9:27pm - Reply: 'Re: Removing slip in mufflers from Hooker side tubes'
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Grapevine, TX - USA

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1972 LT-1 convertible with factory air.

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Without mufflers, isn't that noise level illegal?

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12/30/11 11:16pm - Reply: 'Re: Removing slip in mufflers from Hooker side tubes'
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F4Gary said: Without mufflers, isn't that noise level illegal?
Gary, was thinking the same thing.
After all that work I'd think you would want to drive it around some and still have your hearing left. At least to answer the Police Officers questions.
Dave M's ride is awesum with the mufflers in. You can still talk as you cruise down the road.
Just sayin...................
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