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Bob Zetnick

1929 DA exhaust system

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After 4+ years of getting through the Great Recession I now have some time (& money) to get back to my car. I am trying to get the exhaust system redone and have a couple of questions.

1) I had oily rust inside my manifold (presumably from a blown head gasket). I thought I had all of this rust out of there a few years ago, but in moving the manifold there were little piles of the rust at the openings when I picked it up. I am thinking of taking a bottle brush to it , cleaning it out and then heating in the oven?....may sound crazy; any other ideas?

2) I got a new muffler from Myers, but they don't sell the exhaust pipe or tailpipe for a DA. I have some rusty, scabbed on setup that isn't original to the car. Does anyone know where I can get an exhaust pipe / tailpipe for the car? ...or is it custom made? Can one be custom made if the car isn't movable yet...like patterns out there?

Thanks in advance!

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Soak the manifold in Vinegar solution neutralize with baking soda solution or electrolysis set-up.

Custom made and I think it would be difficult to have them made off the car.

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Thanks Jason...I'll try the solution on the manifold....yeah, I was starting to think custom exhaust, but I guess I'll check around here if anyone does that....didn't know if anyone was making the pipes for a DA or anyone had experience w/ a vendor.

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Thanks, I'll look them up...I did see a place that said they did do DA Dodges, but they didn't have a photo and they included the muffler which I already have.....that said, I might just have a spare muffler for the future.

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Any exhaust parts you buy will not be as original equipment but will instead be a compilation of bends and turns that are generic in nature to simply wrap up and over the axle housing.

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Yes, Jason, I understand......I don't have an original setup to go by and what I do have is falling apart at the ends...I can tell at one point someone just welded a smaller diameter piece onto a larger diameter piece of pipe so they could fit a different muffler on....anyway, without original setup I think I have to go w/ generic at least for now....My aim is to get the car running by the end of the year.

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And it sounds like a good plan, I was just trying to clarify and be sure you understood that if you had an original muffler these generic tailpipes will not work without modification.

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