JayG

Exhaust Cutout Dobbins Mfg Indiana Price Reduced

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JayG    32

I'm selling a vintage Dobbins Manufacturing Co. exhaust cutout.  It's  for a 2" pipe.  I took it off of my 25 DB roadster.  Works fine.  No issues. Not quite sure what purpose these serve except to make noise but....    $75 plus shipping from CT.

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Marty Roth    313

Other than the increased noise, the intended function was to reduce resistance and back pressure in the exhaust system, ostensibly increasing horsepower, fuel economy, and speed ;)

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I've heard that back then, drivers used them

sometimes when going up a hill for more power.

Also, if it was a blind hill or a blind curve, the

extra noise would alert other drivers of your

coming car.  On a narrow road, that increased safety.

 

Driving speeds were much slower back then,

of course, and most cars were open, so such a

noise was readily heard.

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alsancle    430

Model J Duesenberg all have a factory cutout that they called "Country" or "City".   The DuPont had an optional cutout.   Both cars were performance oriented for their time and the cutout adds to that mystique.

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Marty Roth    313

Our 1915 Hudson SIX-40 has a factory Cut-Out, and so did our 1914 Buick B-37 Touring. On the Buick, it was actually made as a part of the muffler. Our 1912 Oakland Model 30 also had a Cut-Out.

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Marty Roth    313

They apparently were an extremely popular aftermarket accessory - easily installed by anyone with a hacksaw in some cases

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