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  1. <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">if you run the back pipe in the regular position, and the front one under the pan , you should have no clearance problem </div></div> I don't exactly follow. From front to back, I have the generator, motor mount, single exhaust pipe, then shift linkages. You're saying run one exhaust pipe where it is, and where does the other one go to get under the pan? Sorry, I couldn't get my pic. attached.
  2. <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">While you wont find someone to make your headers, they are not hard to make yourself if you can fabricate and weld. Check out Headers by Edfor lots of opinions, information and parts. </div></div> At this point I can't make them myself, but some day.... thanks for the info and I welcome more.
  3. <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> You are correct that the 41 system will require motor mount work. Splitting the stock manifold is something that has been done in the past, and they sound COOL!! It makes a very different sound, </div></div> The one you heard, was it split 3/5 or 4/4? I'm starting to wonder if I can even fit anything dual exhaust without motor mount work. See I forgot to mention I have the 3 on the tree synchromesh transmission and there is hardly any room between the motor mount and shift linkages. Any advice?
  4. The exhaust in my '52 special (263 straight 8) has some leaks that I'm tired of temporarily patching. I would like to get a little better performance with dual exhaust and eventually dual carbs. My ideal setup would be headers. I can't find any, and I can't find anyone to make a custom set. My second choice would be a split manifold from a '41 or '42, but from what I'm told you have to cut and modify the motor mount to use one of these. A third option is to split the existing manifold (3 cylinders to one pipe and 5 cylinders to another). Have any of you done this, and how does it sound and perform? The last and least desirable option is to use the existing manifold and use a Y pipe to split the exhaust before the mufflers. Does this do anything to help it breathe, improve performance, or make it sound louder and better? I'm quite frustrated and haven't been able to get any real awnsers. Please help. thanks, scott
  5. sorry, i don't even know what cars you are talking about. does anyone have any pics they could share with the ignorant?
  6. you can try buick world at (360) 825-3787 but i don't know for sure. they do specialize in pre 1960 buick parts.
  7. a great place to search for cars for sale is www.collectorcartraderonline.com as far as parts... once you have the car, buick world specializes in pre 1960 buick parts, however, it sometimes takes a while for them to locate and ship the parts. they can be reached at (360) 825-3787. as far as once you have the parts... the best resource on the internet by far for any old skool car questions is the H.A.M.B. it is the message board that can be found at www.jalopyjournal.com there are people there that can answer any question about anything!
  8. <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> Talk old Buicks, talk that mean and hungry look. And the 1939 front grill treatment was, in my opinion, the meanest and hungriest ever. </div></div> i think the '52 was pretty mean and hungry too! see the attachmment.
  9. <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I give you... THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BUICK EVER.... </div></div> great! where and when can i pick it up?
  10. the manifold is nearly touching the inner fender, not the frame. i'm not sure about the '65, but on my '63 with the 283 transplant, i have a little more room on the drivers side than the pass. side. as far as if it's a spread bore? i don't know. i'll see if i can find out.
  11. i've got an aluminum intake on it. as far as the carb, it is 600cfm, do you think it's too much? thanks again.
  12. thanks for the info twitch, not that i don't trust you, but what problems arise when you go larger than 1 5/8" on the primary?
  13. i have a 63 nova with a 283ci engine transplanted into it. i'm looking to install headers but am worried about clearance since the stock manifolds already rub slightly against the side of the engine compartment. does anyone know what headers i can use and avoid this problem? thanks in advance,
  14. i just found a great place to look up buick part numbers. try this link, if it doesn't work i'll try to post it so it does. (i'm still learning about computers and cars from the 50's). http://doonan.home.mindspring.com/BUICK.doc
  15. it seems like almost everyone is saying to check the ground connection. this doesn't seem to explain the flash of all lights as much as the voltage regulator theory, but believe me i will check both. i had to leave the car at my parents house but i'm going to have my dad check a couple of things. only the parking lights in the front work now (and they aren't on when the headlights are on). basically, everything that was getting electricity at the time of the spike is no longer working. i'll have my dad try to start it and see if anything happens. i'm also going to have him inspect bulbs to see if the spike simply blew them all. any other ideas would be appreciated. thanks as always! scott
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