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    How is that cutout activated? Cable or electric?

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    It's ol' skool and I open and close it by hand. You just unscrew the thumb-bolt and pull the gate/plate out. It beats having to mess around with the old wingnuts and plates. They are plumber's cut-offs or blastgates as my Dad calls them. They were affordable at $21/pair, rather than the $400-$500 dollars for the electric versions.


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    Should run a switch into the interior of the car so you can open and close it easier.

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    I was contemplating the cable thing, but knowing my mom, she would start up in the early morning and drive that car all of the time with the pipes open. lol I don't mind laying on the ground to open and close the pipes. As long as she's having fun and allows me to mod her car, then it's alright. She's going to be mad at me when I put resonators on the tails after the Lightning engine build. I have a feeling that a larger and not-so stock engine will be louder.


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    You don't need resonators to quiet the exhaust, just get some good flowing quiet mufflers like Dynomax Super Turbos or Flowmaster 50 Series. And if you're gonna be running cats then it'll be plenty quiet. But when you do the build, move the cutouts before the cats so when open nothing muffles the sound.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 88Vic View Post
    You don't need resonators to quiet the exhaust, just get some good flowing quiet mufflers like Dynomax Super Turbos or Flowmaster 50 Series. And if you're gonna be running cats then it'll be plenty quiet. But when you do the build, move the cutouts before the cats so when open nothing muffles the sound.
    Nah, I am going to leave everything where it is. I already got Summit Turbo Muffs behind the cat'd H-pipe. They aren't loud, but you can hear the car running from inside of the house; and that's just the lopo. If my mom should decide that the car ain't loud enough at some point, I'll consider getting an O/R H-pipe without cats. I'll use that for track days or if I want to show-up that guy down the street from me.


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    Quote Originally Posted by packman View Post
    Nah, I am going to leave everything where it is. I already got Summit Turbo Muffs behind the cat'd H-pipe. They aren't loud, but you can hear the car running from inside of the house; and that's just the lopo. If my mom should decide that the car ain't loud enough at some point, I'll consider getting an O/R H-pipe without cats. I'll use that for track days or if I want to show-up that guy down the street from me.


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    On an off-topic note, is the car a 2dr or a 4dr. Because I have been seeing a blue LTD 2dr crown vic in my area, same blue as you. I need to have some flyers off hand so I can put one on the car.

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    No troubles here mate, just a really snotty MKVII owner who has some sort of an attitude against me. When I went over to his driveway a while back to give him the address of this site, he said no I don't want to talk, and that was that. I complimented him on his modded Lincoln anyways, but from that point forward I made it my prerogative to show him up any chance I get. I think he was pissed because my POS Malibu was getting more attention than his hi-dollar car. He's going to be really mad when I get another engine built and have my ma pull a hole shot on him.


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    Quote Originally Posted by packman View Post
    No troubles here mate, just a really snotty MKVII owner who has some sort of an attitude against me. When I went over to his driveway a while back to give him the address of this site, he said no I don't want to talk, and that was that. I complimented him on his modded Lincoln anyways, but from that point forward I made it my prerogative to show him up any chance I get. I think he was pissed because my POS Malibu was getting more attention than his hi-dollar car. He's going to be really mad when I get another engine built and have my ma pull a hole shot on him.


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    is the car a tudor or a sedan?

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    Oh yeah, my ma's car; it's a 4-door sedan. As far as I know right now, she has the only CV around here riding on faux wide whites.


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    Quote Originally Posted by packman View Post
    Oh yeah, my ma's car; it's a 4-door sedan. As far as I know right now, she has the only CV around here riding on faux wide whites.


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    Ah ok. So I should grab a flyer and put it on the tudor vic

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    Quote Originally Posted by 86VickyLX View Post
    Ah ok. So I should grab a flyer and put it on the tudor vic

    Definitely! I obviously have no salesmanship whatsoever because I have seen a few nice Panthers, box and whale alike that I haven't been able to get onto this site. I'll keep trying though, somebody has to bite eventually.


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    Default *************UPDATE****************

    I installed the Trans Am splitter exhaust tips last night. They look great and the exhaust finally has a finished look. The only thing that I had to tweek is the angle of the tips. In the pics they were pointed straight down and as I slowly pulled out of the driveway they began to scrape, so I turned them out to the side. They still scrape, but I will turn them down a little bit so they are 45* to the rear bumper. I'll get more pics after the spring install; which will hopefully happen next weekend.




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    I think you need to put some cement in the gutters at the end of the driveway so that you don't need to worry about scraping. You must have a big dropoff at the end of the driveway, got pics of it?
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    It's a fairly steep drop-off; probably made for Model Ts. I'll get some pics when I do the spring install. That might be sooner than I expected because I think the rear springs semi collapsed. On even ground the car sags in the back like it has no motor in it to weigh the front end down. Once I get the Speedway springs in the car then I believe the problem will be solved.


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    Looks like someone Jacked up the Car using the middle of the Rear Bumper as a lift point.

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    That was me a while back. I backed the car onto the un-stoned part of the driveway and it sunk up to the axle when I drove over a sink hole (opened up where a fairly large gum-ball tree stood). I couldn't get a jack under there and my father's truck wasn't available. I wasn't mad because the bumpers are gonna go the second I find some replacements.


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    Here are some pics of the new exhaust tip angles (for ground clearance, though still not enough) and the stock valve covers all cleaned up with the painted intake plate.






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    Nice!

    What color are you/mom planning on going with for the re-paint?

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    Are you gonna get new rear shocks/springs soon?
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