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1953 Exhaust install RM V8

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Installing the exhaust system on my 53, the car came with an exhaust system it looks like it should fit. I hope it is for this car and it can be used.  My question is the pipe at the inlet hits the frame. I had one from a parts car, it cleaned up nice and I was going to use it, but it rested against the frame on the right side pass through it would not take much to make it clear.  I tried another pipe that came with the car after I realized it was for this car it will fit but the contact is much worse.  The new system has no part numbers.  I installed the muffler flat this looks correct to me. The other question is the tail pipe outlet should it line up with the right frame rail. I can make a pipe clear the pass through easy enough if needed.  I do have some adjustment on the tail pipe before it is clamped in place. Does anyone have a picture or two of their exhaust systems or ideas regarding the install. I have a few pictures attached. 

Thanks 

Steve 

 

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Rotate the front exhaust pipe to see if that helps.  The tailpipe should be parallel to the frame.

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 Thanks Willie, I have twisted and turned pipes and even tried two different pipes and never could  the clearance needed. The new pipe would not fit it was not even close. I ended up using a good used pipe and making a little modification. I now have plenty of clearance at the pass through and along the frame.  I believe the header pipe is not correct but this little change on the pipe to muffler did the job.  

Steve   

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Looks better than the modification I did with a BFH!

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I ran into the same issue with the pipe before the muffler. No matter how I spun the pipe it simple would not work. I reused the original pipe which is in excellent shape anyway. My 54 had a Monroe muffler which was fine but not correct. I replaced with the huge muffler installed originally.  The sound when running the large muffler is night and day.  Just a nice low burbling at the tailpipe. 

 

Nice work on the modification! 

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Thanks, for the comets I almost used the big fine hammer for the modification it would have been easier.

I have one more question on the exhaust system. The hanger over the differential, Buick calls this #3 hanger in parts figure. I have no examples of the hanger for comparison in my treasures. I do have one from a 54 Roadmaster and it is ready for use if it is correct. I have attached a picture with the holes that are available in the frame the 54 uses a hole closer to center of the chassis. This is position #2 in the photo. When I look at the view provided by Buick, I tend to believe 53-used position #1 for the hanger. My parts book stops in 53 is this the same hanger in 54? Why does the 53 frame have 2 threaded holes in this area?

Little detail questions inspection plate for torque converter is this just a flat plate with no stiffening ribs, is it black? I will most likely fabricate one. I have never seen on still with a car. The cover to access the torque converter, the examples I have had no paint was it painted at all.  

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Steve

   

 

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It is a zinc-plated piece of sheet metal, not reinforcements, just a lot of patent numbers.  I have extras for the '54 if interested.

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