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Hey guys once again I am calling on the more experienced minds to tell me how to run a dual exhaust system in a 1955 Buick special with the 322 nailhead. I see the original setup has a crossover tube that follows down to a Y connector. What's the best way to accomplish true dual?

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I would call Waldron's Exhaust; I'm fairly certain they have a dual conversion kit.

800-503-9428

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Hey guys once again I am calling on the more experienced minds to tell me how to run a dual exhaust system in a 1955 Buick special with the 322 nailhead. I see the original setup has a crossover tube that follows down to a Y connector. What's the best way to accomplish true dual?

Buy a fitty six....

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I would call Waldron's Exhaust; I'm fairly certain they have a dual conversion kit.

800-503-9428

They do. But, it has to hang on the outside of the frame to get by the brake Mcyl

Edit: I highly recommend Waldren's !! . whichever way you go dual or single (mine is single)

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just kidding re the previous post. I posted it and went looking for pictures of a 54 that had been converted but could not find them. I had planned to do it to a 54 Special hot rod. You need to be on the look out for a stock 1956 dual exhaust set up. I had the prettiest set that looked like nos but sold them when I decided not to go the hot rod route. You can find them but expect to pay anywhere between 2-400 for a set of nice clean ones. You will need to route an exhaust pipe around the brake master cylinder and that is what I had a picture of. i will look again. It can be done but is not easy.

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Hey guys once again I am calling on the more experienced minds to tell me how to run a dual exhaust system in a 1955 Buick special with the 322 nailhead. I see the original setup has a crossover tube that follows down to a Y connector. What's the best way to accomplish true dual?

Do you want true Duel exhaust or do you want two tail pipes? My car had duals at one time. They butchered my frame by the brake booster and the rear left frame. I repaired mine but made it just like the other side.

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No disrespect to anyone but there is no way I am cutting my rails for dual exhaust. I would rather keep it stock in that case, but what about routing around the master?? Do you have to cut the frame?? Anyone have pictures of this?

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The question, is true dual exhaust on a 54-55 worth the effort? Gains in hp worth the time, money and effort? Better sound? Looks?

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The question, is true dual exhaust on a 54-55 worth the effort? Gains in hp worth the time, money and effort? Better sound? Looks?

Testosterone effect.

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Testosterone effect.

My thoughts as well. Me, I like to silently glide by like a Gato class submarine. :o

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The question, is true dual exhaust on a 54-55 worth the effort? Gains in hp worth the time, money and effort? Better sound? Looks?

YES

Testosterone effect.
Indeed. And plenty of it
LoL Personally I was always a fan of the balao class subs.

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Do you want true Duel exhaust or do you want two tail pipes? My car had duals at one time. They butchered my frame by the brake booster and the rear left frame. I repaired mine but made it just like the other side.

Dude once again you amaze me. NICE JOB!!! turned a sow's ear into a silver purse here ya did. You should consider putting those pieces on the market. Of course your hourly labor rate would probably turn out to be about $2.00 an hour but......

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too much muffler!!!

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too much muffler!!!

4 of them. I helped restore her at one time. The painted mouth was something Baltimore decided to do. The Torsk Restoration Association is not to fond of it.

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A single Hush-Power muffler will probably get the sound you want. I rarely see any of my tach-equiped vehicles go above 3500 RPM so a second pipe would be appearance.

And I'll bite my tongue and not give a comment on where the Waldron's pipe would run.

Then there is the "Ready to leave Cruise-In:

Bernie

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Thought I could help. Then I re-read your post. "true dual". No, but here's what's under my '55:

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Reading the other posts, it sounds like this is better than butchering the left side of the frame or running the tubes _below_ the frame...

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Motor trend magazine advertised a dual exhaust kit for 55 special-road masters, unfortunately the number in the july 1955 issue i'm looking at is disconnected!

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