MrEarl

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A vacuum gauge will tell you if there's an exhaust restriction.  ;)

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1 hour ago, MrEarl said:

Does anybody know if perhaps someone offers just the 90* bend?

I am sure you could buy one of those in the auto parts house.  

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If you have an oxy-acetylene torch, you can try heating and bending it back...

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On 6/16/2019 at 8:00 AM, MrEarl said:

 

The cat is gone but one of the PO's apparently backed into something and bent in the tail pipe at the 90* bend at the rear. It was on my list to take to a muffler shop and have replaced but like a few other items never got to it. Does anybody know if perhaps someone offers just the 90* bend?

 

 The shop may have a pipe bending machine. 

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On 6/16/2019 at 8:47 AM, EmTee said:

A vacuum gauge will tell you if there's an exhaust restriction

 

On 6/16/2019 at 9:01 AM, JohnD1956 said:

I am sure you could buy one of those in the auto parts house.

 

On 6/16/2019 at 8:37 PM, EmTee said:

f you have an oxy-acetylene torch, you can try heating and bending it back...

 

12 hours ago, avgwarhawk said:

The shop may have a pipe bending machine. 

 

Ordered a mandrel bent elbow from Summit, thanks guys

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After having the transmission rebuilt I installed a B&M 4 3/4 " deep pan with 3 quart additional capacity but it hung so low I knew it was just a matter of time before it bottomed out and got busted.

 

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I pulled it and replaced with a Derale deep transmission pan that holds 2 additional quarts of fluid and has tubes running through the bottom of it to help in cooling the fluid. The B&M didn't really seem to make much difference in the transmission temperature compared to the factory pan when them with a gun. The Derale however gave a definite 15-20* lower  reading. I doubt there will be much if any benefit while sitting in stop and go traffic but when on the road pulling hills and between hills it should certainly help keep the fluid temps down.  

 

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https://www.summitracing.com/parts/der-14200

 

I'm still working on a couple different scenarios for the engine cooling and depending on what I do with that I may do something different with the current transmission cooler set up.

 

 

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Once you get that high blower problem fixed, you could run an auxiliary AC vent down through the floor to pump cold air through those tubes. ;) 

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