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  1. EmTee

    1941 Limited Limousine

    I was only suggesting the flex tubing to create a 'pattern' header so that Sanderson could replicate the bends with solid tubing. Beautiful work -- I think you've just about got this nut cracked! I was thinking about your plans to make the finished headers black and wondering whether heat would be an issue due to the proximity to the intake manifold. Would ceramic coating them in gray be better than black to reduce radiation? Maybe approximate a cast-iron color...?
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    1938 Buick wanted

    I wish that '37 Century wasn't sooooo far from me.
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    1941 Limited Limousine

    Matt, what if you used some flexible tubing like this https://www.amazon.com/Walker-40001-Universal-Exhaust-Diameter/dp/B0019QJ4EC/ref=pd_sbs_263_2?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B0019QJ4EC&pd_rd_r=FEHM8JDBFANJ05BXDGTD&pd_rd_w=7MN5L&pd_rd_wg=5wMdd&psc=1&refRID=FEHM8JDBFANJ05BXDGTD to create the pattern header? You could then tack-weld it to the flanges and tack the coils strategically to keep the desired shape. Impressive project -- keep the faith and press on! I'm sure if you can come up with a workable solution the Buick Universe will be forever grateful! Question: I presume the smaller 248 CI will require a similar, but different solution?
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    To resonate or not?

    No vacuum reservoir, (or is your foot too heavy)...?
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    1960 Buick Electra

    That's it -- the plate was riveted (actually swedged) on, using the posts cast onto the housing. The posts must either have originally not been flattened enough, or maybe too much (leaving the 'head' too thin). Good fix!
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    I consider tri-5 Chevys to be 'gateway drugs', when it comes to classic Buicks!
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    The 2018 - 2500 Challenge

    Took Goldie, the GP and my Silverado in for their annual NYS inspections yesterday, as it was my 'off' Friday and the weather was perfect (70* F and sunny). Approximately 25 miles (round-trip). Good thing I did, as it's currently raining and looks as though it will be wet the remainder of Saturday and well into tomorrow... FYI, Based on the mileage recorded on the old inspection sticker, I drove Goldie about 1050 miles over the past year. The GP registered about 200 more than that, however, that speedometer reads about 10 percent high.
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    To resonate or not?

    When these were simply 'used cars' the resonators were routinely deleted once the the OEM units failed. I think that I agree with Smartin; an Electra definetly 'yes' -- a Wildcat or Riviera, 50/50. A previous owner deleted them on my '67 Riviera when they installed turbo-style mufflers. It sounds good at idle, however there's a peaky drone that bugs me between 55 and 60 mph (of course...). Right now I'm leaning toward OEM (including rersonators) when I replace the system. I honestly don't think additional back pressure is an issue, as the resonators are practically the size of some OEM mufflers! Sound-wise, I recall my best-friend's parents '67 (Goldie's clone) still sounded pretty sweet...
  9. Whew! The bling-straps on the deck lid made me nervous...
  10. Separated at birth...?
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    The 2018 - 2500 Challenge

  12. ...or maybe something a handful of dealers came up with at one of their regional/national sales meetings?
  13. What, besides the tires contacting the inner fenderwells, is there to prevent the rear axle from rotating rearward?
  14. Lesson #1 How to instantly devalue your limited-edition Riviera:
  15. Please tell me this wasn't a Riviera XX...