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1/30/10 7:32pm - Original Message: 'What did I just do?'
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Listed on Ebay for $705.83, I made offer for $650.
I just won this:


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73 coupe L48, Flat-top pistons, Performer RPM Heads, Crane Cam and roller rockers, Holley 650 vac sec. Performer intake,
3.55 gear BTO 200-4R trans,
Leather seats, F-body seatbelts, Pioneer CD player
Magnaflow Exhuast System
Dewitt radiator and dual electric fans
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1/30/10 10:18pm - Reply: 'What did I just do?'
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Redwing,
Looks like you just got a nice deal.
Good goin'!
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1/30/10 10:27pm - Reply: 'What did I just do?'
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I did that once and ended up with a fender guitar and I dont even play a guitar....darn ebay

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1/31/10 11:37am - Reply: 'What did I just do?'
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Greensburg, IN - USA

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Previous: 1984 Silver / Charcoal Coupe, 1988 Maroon Coupe / 1989 Artic White / Mod. Red Int. Coupe, Present:1976 Stingray Black / Black, Auto, 350 slightly modified (355 hp) Luxor Wires Redline Tires. / 2001 Speedway White Vert, Torch Red Int, LS1, Auto.

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Hmmmmnnn. Brian... Lifetime exhaust... lifetime NCM member...... but only a C3VR gold member..... whuts up with that? I was beginin ta think you looked fer them lifetime bargins!

                                                                                                  

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1/31/10 11:45am - Reply: 'What did I just do?'
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HOWELL, NJ - USA

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1979, Targa Blue (72 Color), Pace Car rear spoiler, L88 hood, Dark blue factory interior, 525HP 406, HD 700R4, 370 gears,Steeroids, composite rear spring, TT IIs wrapped in T/A Radials.

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Enjoy the rumpity rump, rumpity rump music these systems produce!!Thumbs Up

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1/31/10 1:31pm - Reply: 'What did I just do?'
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Dorr, MI - USA

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That's awesome B. Forgot ta mention that when I talked with ya last nite. Way ta go!! Thumbs Up

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1/31/10 2:19pm - Reply: 'What did I just do?'
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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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Nice system. I don't know about pricing Confused.

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1/31/10 4:40pm - Reply: 'What did I just do?'
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[QUOTE=aceinthehole]Nice system. I don't know about pricing Confused.[/QUOTE]
Me either. The price on Magnaflow website is over $900. I see them all over the online sites for the $700. Maybe I should have sent a lower bid? I have had the stock type 2" aluminized pipe system on there for about 13 years. It is still in good shape but I wanted something better for a long time now so I did it.


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73 coupe L48, Flat-top pistons, Performer RPM Heads, Crane Cam and roller rockers, Holley 650 vac sec. Performer intake,
3.55 gear BTO 200-4R trans,
Leather seats, F-body seatbelts, Pioneer CD player
Magnaflow Exhuast System
Dewitt radiator and dual electric fans
Borgeson Steering box
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1/31/10 8:55pm - Reply: 'What did I just do?'
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[QUOTE=Redwingvette] ... I just won this:
 
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Looks like you made another project for yourself...!!!  LOL
 
You'll REALLY appreciate that lift you bought for this project.


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2/5/10 9:20pm - Reply: 'What did I just do?'
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Well they got delivered today so I hope to get started on the removal and install this weekend. I will take lots of pics to show off to you guys.
 


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73 coupe L48, Flat-top pistons, Performer RPM Heads, Crane Cam and roller rockers, Holley 650 vac sec. Performer intake,
3.55 gear BTO 200-4R trans,
Leather seats, F-body seatbelts, Pioneer CD player
Magnaflow Exhuast System
Dewitt radiator and dual electric fans
Borgeson Steering box
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2/7/10 2:01pm - Reply: 'What did I just do?'
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Waterford, MI - USA

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Ok guys, here is where I am so far. I removed the old system and was careful enough not to destroy it. Just in case I find someone that would want it.

I first tried fitting the front pipes to the manifolds. I ran into a small issue with the brackets they have welded to the rear of the pipes. I believe they are suppose to attach to the crossmember but they are to high and hit my trans. I will probably end up cutting them off a little and bending them to where it will work. The driver’s side was so bad I could not fit it in place.
http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc149/Redwingvette/Magnaflow%20exhaust/DSCF00...
I also have to trim the flange a little because it is binding on the studs coming out of the manifolds.

The rest of the system including the X-pipe and mufflers are in place but not bolted together.
http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc149/Redwingvette/Magnaflow%20exhaust/DSCF00...

The mufflers are way back inside the valance panel because of the turn-down-tips. once I get the rest of the system clamped together I will be adding some pipe to the ends and attaching my 73 tips to them.
http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc149/Redwingvette/Magnaflow%20exhaust/DSCF00...
Thats all I have time for today.
Redwingvette2010-02-07 11:04:31

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73 coupe L48, Flat-top pistons, Performer RPM Heads, Crane Cam and roller rockers, Holley 650 vac sec. Performer intake,
3.55 gear BTO 200-4R trans,
Leather seats, F-body seatbelts, Pioneer CD player
Magnaflow Exhuast System
Dewitt radiator and dual electric fans
Borgeson Steering box
Click here for Brian's Home Page 



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2/7/10 2:13pm - Reply: 'What did I just do?'
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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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Nice pics Brian. I wish I was close enough to buy that old system off you but the shipping would be scary I'm sure. Keep us posted.

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2/7/10 6:30pm - Reply: 'What did I just do?'
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Sykesville, MD - USA

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Lookin' good, Brian. Isn't it a kick that you have to do all these mods to a "direct fit" system? Keep us posted!
 
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2/7/10 6:47pm - Reply: 'What did I just do?'
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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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[QUOTE=Jaws79]Lookin' good, Brian. Isn't it a kick that you have to do all these mods to a "direct fit" system? Keep us posted! Barry Thumbs Up[/QUOTE]
 
I was thinking the same thing myself Barry, but it is said that, though vettes appear to be made in assembly line fashion, they are all custom fit. Don't know if that means just for the body or if it extends to many more incidentals throughout the process. You gotta wonder though Confused.


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2/8/10 12:04am - Reply: 'What did I just do?'
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#1 -1969 Corvette Coupe Riverside Gold, black interior,MN,A/C,350/350,PS,PB,window cranks. #2 -2000 C5, black/black, 6 sp, Bose system & lots of buttons.

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That's sweet, Brian!  Looks like your having fun and doing a great job.  Now your car's gonna sound really bbubbu...Bad!Wink

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2/8/10 8:25pm - Reply: 'What did I just do?'
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Waterford, MI - USA

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1973 Red coupe

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I won't know how they sound for a little while yet. We are going to get 6-10"s of snow tomorrow into Wed.
A friend of mine has a AFR meter so I can tune the carb to the new exhaust so I drilled the holes to put in the O2 sensors today at work.  The welder is going to weld in the bungs for me when he gets a break tomorrow. Then I will be able to finish the install. I ordered a couple of new tips for the rear.

I still have to make some pipes off the back of the mufflers for them. These are made for the 2 1/2" tail pipes. The stock 73 tips are only 2 1/4".

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73 coupe L48, Flat-top pistons, Performer RPM Heads, Crane Cam and roller rockers, Holley 650 vac sec. Performer intake,
3.55 gear BTO 200-4R trans,
Leather seats, F-body seatbelts, Pioneer CD player
Magnaflow Exhuast System
Dewitt radiator and dual electric fans
Borgeson Steering box
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2/8/10 10:12pm - Reply: 'What did I just do?'
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Brian, those tips look radical, man I just gotta get un of dem dare lifts. How ya like that lift so far.
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2/9/10 10:17pm - Reply: 'What did I just do?'
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[QUOTE=ebo]Brian, those tips look radical, man I just gotta get un of dem dare lifts. How ya like that lift so far.
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The  lift is Greeeaaaaaattttttt. I can't imagine doing this job without it.
I got the O2 bungs welded in today and mounted the header pipes to the manifolds. Pics to come soon.

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73 coupe L48, Flat-top pistons, Performer RPM Heads, Crane Cam and roller rockers, Holley 650 vac sec. Performer intake,
3.55 gear BTO 200-4R trans,
Leather seats, F-body seatbelts, Pioneer CD player
Magnaflow Exhuast System
Dewitt radiator and dual electric fans
Borgeson Steering box
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2/9/10 11:56pm - Reply: 'What did I just do?'
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Hey Redwing,
Glad to hear your exhaust install is underway. Those tips look cool!
I was wondering how much, if any, modification had to be done to get the new exhaust past your 2004R trans.
Hopefully you'll get it finished and be able to drive it soon.
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2/13/10 5:07pm - Reply: 'What did I just do?'
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Update time.
So far I have only 2 remaining issues from this install.
1st one is I don't like how close the rear pipes are to the TRW spring so I am going to add 2-3 inches to the length of the X-pipe.
This will move the mufflers more toward the rear of the car but that will help with the 2nd issue.
The X-pipes fit in without any issues.
2nd issue is how I am going to attach the new tips to the mufflers.
I decided to cut off the end of the turn-down tips and weld on a short piece of pipe once I get the mufflers mounted. I think this is really going to be easy. I am checking with a local muffler shop for the stainless pipes I need. Should be able to put the finishing touches on this week.
 


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73 coupe L48, Flat-top pistons, Performer RPM Heads, Crane Cam and roller rockers, Holley 650 vac sec. Performer intake,
3.55 gear BTO 200-4R trans,
Leather seats, F-body seatbelts, Pioneer CD player
Magnaflow Exhuast System
Dewitt radiator and dual electric fans
Borgeson Steering box
Click here for Brian's Home Page 



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