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Since the winter work is done on the 71 it was time to do some things on the Nomad.

I barley drove it last summer but when i did it seems really loud, especially under load (like when drag racing corvettes all the way to Deadman's curve).

Anyhow after a little inspection last fall it was clear where a piece of the gasket was blown out. A new set of gaskets were ordered.

Turns out the one that could be seen was just a preview of coming attractions. 

The "Old School" split exhaust was cracked after 12 years of faithful servicerolleyes



-- Edited by BLyke on Sunday 21st of March 2021 01:12:34 PM

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Bruce L. - Lakeville MN

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Bummer, you going to have it brazed ?

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Lost in the 60s wrote:

Bummer, you going to have it brazed ?


 Still debating my options, barely drive it since the Chevelle was completed, so for now may go back to Stock



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Pretty sure I'm going back to a factory exhaust manifold.
Not sure how much extra power the dual exhaust was providing, it sounded nice, but really was a bit like a baseball card on the bike spokes as a kid.
Cleaned it up today and painted.



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How much work did you make for yourself to go back to single pipe at the manifold ? You can still leave the dual exhaust and have half of the card in the spoke effect...laughing



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Lost in the 60s wrote:

How much work did you make for yourself to go back to single pipe at the manifold ? You can still leave the dual exhaust and have half of the card in the spoke effect...laughing


 Actually it was a lot simpler to remove than it was to make (welded up a bunch of pieces 12 years ago)rolleyes

Waiting for a new set of gaskets and Carb spacer to finish up. the Passengers side pipe is in the attic incase plans change.

 



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