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Check it out- New Exhaust Dumps

So here's the exhaust setup I'm going with on my '95 LX build. I wanted some nascar-style but Dr. Gas and others only sell the boom tubes in mild steel and I wanted to use stainless.
After doing a few 3D solid models on the computer machine, I came up with this design. They're 24" on the long side and 10.96" on the opening.

I emailed the DXF to our local water jet guy then bent them in a brake. I'm headed out today to TIG up all the baffles & cans. You're all probably wondering why there isn't a funnel shape going to 2" pipe. There will be soon. I was just too lazy to model it, but, yea it's coming.

http://s1132.photobucket.com/albums/m571/Triston30/

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Nice! What are you going to do regarding fuel tank heat shielding though?

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Nice! and BladeRunner beat me to the question. Nice 03/04 Cobra's too I love the way they look on a bird

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Wicked! This was one of my original ideas for an exhaust system. I was wanting it to exit out both sides before the rear wheels. Post pics when finished and let us know how you got around to heat shielding the gas tank.

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Didn't Slidebird melt his fuel tank with a setup like that?

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Didn't Slidebird melt his fuel tank with a setup like that?
yea,but with proper heat sheilding im sure he'd be fine

ex http://www.heatshieldproducts.com/pr...al-barriers/21 or spray it with http://www.thermotec.com/products/12...t-coating.html and the apply one of the products above to the dump outs and the gas tank or what ever fits your fancy but heat sheilding is a must

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Even with heat shielding I'd be nervous about that setup, I'm pretty sure slidebird mentioned he used heat sheilding on his. For some piece of mind I'd maybe use a steel gen II mark VIII tank to eliminate the melt factor at least.

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Thanks for the positive comments guys!!

Well, I decided early on that if I wanted to do this type of exhaust I'd be pulling the gas tank to make room. We're going to cut the rocker and box it in with sheet metal and then cut a rectangle hole in the SC body kit; We're also putting a fuel cell in the trunk. It's turning into "if you want to do this, you need to do that... and to do that, you need to do this first..." and where does it end?!

Since the car has been down for new white paint last fall (Ford PW white), I've decided to go ahead and do all the goodies I've been dreaming of... double din DVD, T45 swap, tint, PBR/bolt pattern swap, wheels & tires, custom exhaust...

It's a lot of work and money, but believe me- there was not one MN12 at the last car show here last summer. I hope you guys don't get the impression I'm some wealthy a**hole with nothing better to spend his money on... I work full time as an engineering technician while going to school full time and paying cash for classes. I work my F*ing butt off to support my cars and education. I'm very, very fortunate to have my old man that loves me and lets me use his milling machine anytime I like. (shifter extension box).

Back to the subject though, I think I'll need to put in a set of those Summit universal air bags to keep the rear from squatting with a full fuel cell.
I'm thinking I can re-use the OE in-tank pump in the FC. If anyone has been down this road, I'd love to hear about it.

Thanks again for looking and commenting guys!
Triston

And thanks a lot to N8tiveJuggalo17, aka Jeremy for giving me a killer deal on the Eibachs. He honored his word and sent me the springs asap! Thanks for the drop bro!
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It's turning into "if you want to do this, you need to do that... and to do that, you need to do this first..." and where does it end?!

Since the car has been down for new white paint last fall (Ford PW white)

It's a lot of work and money, but believe me- there was not one MN12 at the last car show here last summer. I hope you guys don't get the impression I'm some wealthy a**hole with nothing better to spend his money on... I work full time as an engineering technician while going to school full time and paying cash for classes. I work my F*ing butt off to support my cars and education. I'm very, very fortunate to have my old man that loves me and lets me use his milling machine anytime I like. (shifter extension box).

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1. It never ends.

2. That sucks your going to cut into fresh paint. Nice work you ve been doing.

3. Thats ok even if you were a rich @sshole at least you have good taste. If I was a rich @sshole Id spend all my money on my bird and my kid

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If you run heat shielding you should be fine. Mine came off and It was an exceptionally hot day, which is why the tank melted. The fuel cell is the best option. Thats what I'm doing. Looks cool though.

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And thanks a lot to N8tiveJuggalo17, aka Jeremy for giving me a killer deal on the Eibachs. He honored his word and sent me the springs asap! Thanks for the drop bro!
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No problem bro! Glad i could help out, Just keep modding and loving the t-bird like its a child! lol jk. Good luck with future mods, Take care!

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It's been a while but the exhaust is finally coming together! I'm still planning on doing a heat shield on the side skirts so they don't melt.

Didn't have a very up-close pic but I'll get more up in the next day or two.

http://s1132.photobucket.com/albums/m571/Triston30/

Thanks for looking-
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It's been a while but the exhaust is finally coming together! I'm still planning on doing a heat shield on the side skirts so they don't melt.

Didn't have a very up-close pic but I'll get more up in the next day or two.

http://s1132.photobucket.com/albums/m571/Triston30/

Thanks for looking-
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hey,if you'd wanna make another set for less than the dr.gass pice i'd be interested

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I don't remember what Dr. Gas costs but I was $200 in water-jetting/materials. That's before a few hours on the TIG. I'll take a look at Dr. gas later tonight.

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Nice work Triston. If I'm ever out your way I'll give you a shout. I had worked there about two years ago. I know the area pretty well. That's some beautiful country out there.

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Thanks Trunk-
I saw your post about staying at the Richland Holiday Inn when you were in town last (2009?). I wasn't on TCCoA at the time, but I can see the Richland Holiday Inn from my house.

Let me know when you're coming through town next. We'll take my bird out for a ride (and maybe a local watering hole).

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I don't remember what Dr. Gas costs but I was $200 in water-jetting/materials. That's before a few hours on the TIG. I'll take a look at Dr. gas later tonight.

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alright bro,thanks

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94 Sc :Cobra R hood,96-97 Front lights,3.73 Trac Lok,1" Raised top,5% OD Blower Pulley,CAI,Removed resonator,Gutted cats,No mufflers. "It roams around in a open loop speed density tune. killing small children and raping helpless mothers at night."
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