Exhaust leaks cured

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Exhaust leaks cured
For years, old faithful '33 had muffler clamp leaks. Mufflers & pipes are Jet Hot coated.
3/8" stainless clamps would not tighten to the max with out breaking.
Found these stepped stainless steel bands on Ebay.
Problem solved !
Jim, 410 535 1933


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  • GeneF
    Oct 22, 2017 at 7:32 PM

  • Yep. However, this system looks like it is past that Jim.

  • jimmothershead
    Oct 21, 2017 at 7:52 AM

  • Gene
    Back in the day I used boiler patch. On a exhaust pipe wrap it with asbestos cloth, cut the ends out of a Bud can, slit the can, place it over the cloth, clamp 3 radiator clamps to compress....hi tech '50s stuff. I still have a roll of that cloth.

  • GeneF
    Oct 19, 2017 at 11:55 AM

  • Need exhaust system advice, and the board will not let me open a new thread....

    I have a hole about the size of a quarter in one of the mufflers on my Skyliner. I went to an out of town auction a few weeks ago, in Marietta, and of course the ride home was getting a little louder as I got nearer to home. This car has the exhaust that runs through the x-frame. Waldorn has a nice system, and they have optional muffler tones. Waldron wants $120 to send it to me from Michigan to Ohio, so the system already is kinda pricey, and in my mind, that puts it over the top.

    Classic Exhaust (Geneva, OH) has a comparable system that comes to my door $145 less.

    My local independent exhaust dealer can't bend a system up for me, they "don't have a card" for the older cars for their mandrel tubing bender. They said they can make up something custom, but admit that the kit is the way to go. They said they would be happy to receive my drop-shipment, and then install my system. Did you catch that "my system"... They want at least 3 hours at $90 hr (or more like 4 hours) to install it. I have already spun the nuts on the exhaust manifold studs off, (and they know this). $270 - $360 plus tax seems like a lot just to let the thing fall in the floor... I'm not trying to be cheap, but geeze the thing isn't an all morning job. It could be for me, but not in a muffler shop. (3 hr minimum)

    So, does anyone have experience with these kits? Do they slip together neatly, or am I going to have to "adjust" stuff, and / or drive it together? How hard is it to get the correct pipe through that hole in the x-frame on a Fairlane, if I put that pipe in first? Oh, and I really just want to let the rear-end hang, not remove it.

    I'm pretty handy, have a cutoff tool that will go that deep, all the clamps are loosened up, and the hangers are good. I'd like to hear about every one's experiences. I'm smart enough to know that if I only wanted to replace one piece, I'd be taking it to the shop - no question.

    FYI: I have some vehicles that have stainless, and since this system lasted about 15 or 20 years, I'm not inclined to spend the extra cash on stainless. You can't even see it, so it'd be more inclined to spend the difference on something that has a cool-factor. Something like a tri-power, or LED tail lights.

    Speedway admitted to me that their house brand chambered mufflers are pretty loud. Besides, I hear they fit pretty loose. I always appreciate Speedway’s' honesty when I deal with them. They are first class.

  • gbfab
    Jul 12, 2015 at 1:05 PM

  • Been using these for years.  FYI  Summit and I believe Jegs sells some under their brand and they have spot welds that will break.  Tork-Tite are the best.

  • will547
    Jul 12, 2015 at 12:41 PM

  • Hello Jim,   Great Information. Thanks for posting..


    Willie Moore

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