New Autopontiac exhausts - finished

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Re: New Autopontiac exhausts - finished

Post by bhm1712 » Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:51 am

Terry-D wrote:What are BANDIT tips ??? Or are you talking about standard Trans Am tips ???

Yes the standard trans am twin tips. Well that's what I thought anyway...?
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Re: New Autopontiac exhausts - finished

Post by Davy J » Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:57 am

Correct, well done. :oldclap:
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Re: New Autopontiac exhausts - finished

Post by thirdgen » Tue Apr 01, 2014 6:10 pm

bandit ones are better :p

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Re: New Autopontiac exhausts - finished

Post by bhm1712 » Tue Apr 01, 2014 6:39 pm

How exactly do you bend the tips with a jack and not damage the rest of the system?
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Re: New Autopontiac exhausts - finished

Post by SUPERCHARGEDGTA » Tue Apr 01, 2014 6:56 pm

carefully put wood blocks above the exhaust to brace it against the car floor pan and block under centre exhaust
then padded jack under the too low tail pipe. a bit of heat where you want it to bend helps (I used an oxy-acc. torch)
be careful, a bit at a time as its not easy to unbend it if you go too far ;)

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Re: New Autopontiac exhausts - finished

Post by thirdgen » Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:04 pm

use a plumbers blow torch would heat it up a bit and help i would think i just jacked mine up and lifted the car up lol

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Re: New Autopontiac exhausts - finished

Post by bhm1712 » Wed Apr 02, 2014 5:17 pm

Sounds risky!

Got to tweak the right hand system anyway now as I have noticed I have not allowed enough room for the prop to drop down on the suspension
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Re: New Autopontiac exhausts - finished

Post by Mikey V8 » Wed Apr 02, 2014 6:48 pm

Should have gone to Kwik Fit Ian :D
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Re: New Autopontiac exhausts - finished

Post by Terry-D » Wed Apr 02, 2014 7:52 pm

thirdgen wrote:bandit ones are better :p
No such thing as bandit tips :p

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Re: New Autopontiac exhausts - finished

Post by thirdgen » Wed Apr 02, 2014 7:53 pm

thats what i call them :p

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Re: New Autopontiac exhausts - finished

Post by bhm1712 » Wed Apr 02, 2014 8:49 pm

Mikey V8 wrote:Should have gone to Kwik Fit Ian :D

Never ever kwik fit!!

I can tweak it myself easily I've been under this morning and had a look.

As for the tail pipes that may be a visit to an exhaust place local to me.
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Re: New Autopontiac exhausts - finished

Post by Terry-D » Wed Apr 02, 2014 9:04 pm

thirdgen wrote:thats what i call them :p
I think they came out in 1976 every 2nd gen Trans Am after that had them :thumb:

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Re: New Autopontiac exhausts - finished

Post by SUPERCHARGEDGTA » Wed Apr 02, 2014 9:13 pm

most people call them bandit tips as that's where they saw them first
a bit like all 77/78 transams are called bandit transams, they were not called that by GM :p
don't think they called early 3rd gens knightriders either ;)

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Re: New Autopontiac exhausts - finished

Post by Caz » Wed Apr 02, 2014 9:44 pm

I call them double bubble ends :K)

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Re: New Autopontiac exhausts - finished

Post by Caz » Wed Apr 02, 2014 9:54 pm

kev 190164 wrote:
Caz wrote:I call them double bubble ends :K)
double enders I see what you mean :D
I wouldn't have anything else Kev :oldrolf: :whistle:

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Re: New Autopontiac exhausts - finished

Post by Terry-D » Wed Apr 02, 2014 10:09 pm

Yeah see your point I guess it's all to do with what you was into at the time :D

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Re: New Autopontiac exhausts - finished

Post by SUPERCHARGEDGTA » Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:12 pm

:oldrolf:

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Re: New Autopontiac exhausts - finished

Post by Caz » Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:57 pm

Oh god your quick tonight Kev pmsl :thumb: :oldrolf:

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Re: New Autopontiac exhausts - finished

Post by Terry-D » Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:59 pm

Oooo quick draw Kev tonight. I knew I shouldn't have let him have that pic :oldclap:

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Re: New Autopontiac exhausts - finished

Post by SUPERCHARGEDGTA » Thu Apr 03, 2014 10:44 pm

that's what eating coleslaw dose to you :p

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Re: New Autopontiac exhausts - finished

Post by Terry-D » Fri Apr 04, 2014 8:02 am

:oldrolf:

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Re: New Autopontiac exhausts - finished

Post by bhm1712 » Fri Apr 04, 2014 10:37 pm

SUPERCHARGEDGTA wrote:carefully put wood blocks above the exhaust to brace it against the car floor pan and block under centre exhaust
then padded jack under the too low tail pipe. a bit of heat where you want it to bend helps (I used an oxy-acc. torch)
be careful, a bit at a time as its not easy to unbend it if you go too far ;)

Does it kink the pipe?
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Re: New Autopontiac exhausts - finished

Post by SUPERCHARGEDGTA » Fri Apr 04, 2014 11:25 pm

not if you are careful, as it should not need too much of an angle to align it

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Re: New Autopontiac exhausts - finished

Post by bhm1712 » Wed Apr 09, 2014 6:18 pm

all done.

what do you guys think now?

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Re: New Autopontiac exhausts - finished

Post by bhm1712 » Wed Apr 09, 2014 6:19 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Cv3WE4W6eY

for some reason the iPhone recorded the sound badly today. Its not so thud thud thud sounding in the flesh, it still sounds like it did before, only with better tail pipes!
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