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9/26/11 5:29pm - Original Message: 'Sweet Thunder side tube inserts'
Crimson Ghost
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In another thread I mentioned I wanted a deeper sound from my car and someone suggested chambered inserts.

After listening to sound clips I ordered Sweet Thunder chambered inserts.  My glass packs were a little challenging to get out but it didn't take too long.  Once I installed the sweet Thunder inserts and started the car I was smiling ear to hear.  Holy crap !   My 350 is aggressively built with lopy cam - add these inserts and its exactly what I was looking for.  At idle the car is mean sounding, under throttle its not mean - its down right angry ! 
 
I generally take first gear down my street at about 10 miles an hour to keep it quiet on my way out.  My neighbor was outside so I took my foot off the gas and the backfires were amazing.  I was totally focused on the sound every time I layed off the throttle to shift.  I need to record a clip for you guys - just don;t know how to do it. 
 
I took off of work and drove it a lot today, I also posted in another thread that when I drive it and it gets hot there is a metal click / clunk that comes from the bell housing when the clutch is released.  I really think i installed the throw out bearing incorectly.  I went to the Vette Shop in PA (not sure what town that is)  I asked them how much to install a new clutch and they said $700 (ish).  What do you think of that cost ?  It's a lot of work to pull the shifter and linkage, trans (cross member doesn't come out of my car) and then the bell housing.  Then to boot I already did it wrong once !  but that's not to say I am afraid to try again.  $700 or so seems kinda fair as opposed to me climbing under the car and doing it -- but I thought I would get your opinions.  
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9/27/11 6:54am - Reply: 'Re: Sweet Thunder side tube inserts'
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Duncanville, TX - USA

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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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Glad yer enjoyin the pipes!! There just ain't nuttin like the sound of chambered tubes on a Corvette, imo. Thumbs Up

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12/4/11 6:08pm - Reply: 'Re: Sweet Thunder side tube inserts'
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Badin Lake, NC - USA

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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

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Just put in a dual exhaust chambered set from MidAmerica and it sounds fantastic on my 79. This motor is stock but it gives it that great raspy rumble from a chambered exhaust and fits all of the stock mounts/manifolds.  Great kit and very affordable.

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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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12/4/11 8:28pm - Reply: 'Re: Sweet Thunder side tube inserts'
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Hot Springs, AR - USA

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69 Conv #'s Match 427, TKO-600, 3.36HD-Posi, T/T, PS, PB, PW, SP, Lthr, Comp Mag 270 & Pro Rlr Rockers, Edel Air-Gap RPM, BG SD 750 MS, MSD 6AL+Tach Dist+ Blaster SS+Wires, Hly Bl Fuel Pump, K&N, Jet-Hot Hkr Side-Pipes,Steeroids, Al Rad, Spal Fans

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Crimson Ghost said:

In another thread I mentioned I wanted a deeper sound from my car and someone suggested chambered inserts.

After listening to sound clips I ordered Sweet Thunder chambered inserts.  My glass packs were a little challenging to get out but it didn't take too long.  Once I installed the sweet Thunder inserts and started the car I was smiling ear to hear.  Holy crap !   My 350 is aggressively built with lopy cam - add these inserts and its exactly what I was looking for.  At idle the car is mean sounding, under throttle its not mean - its down right angry ! 
 


where did you get them?

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12/5/11 7:54pm - Reply: 'Re: Sweet Thunder side tube inserts'
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Valley Springs, CA - USA

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1978,Metalic Money Green W/Gold emblems,TH350 w/gear splitter,black & grey interior.1978,two tone,Metalic Rootbeer & gold ,Doeskin interior,auto. trans. 1981, Silver w/mirrored T-Tops,4 spd, charcoal interior.

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Heck dude ! I'll do it for $500 Are you anywhere near Nor. Cal.?Big smile

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12/16/11 1:16pm - Reply: 'Re: Sweet Thunder side tube inserts'
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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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It make sit nice to have a garage with a pit to work on car with. $700 is kinda much I think, but I dont run a professional shop. It's only a few hr job + / - in and out. But then I have had mine out so many times can almost do it blindfolded :) Good luck with what U decide. I live in Pa also in Berwick.
 
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