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Old 22-07-2009   #1
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Spider exhaust ?'s

hi, my first post!! we have an exhaust leak right after the catalytic onverter on out 78 spider i was wondering sense we dont have emissions here if i could run new pipe from the manifold to the ANSA exhaust and eliminate the converter and the smaller resonator thing. would this cause any problems? i have done it on my mustang with no real efect but im wondering if anyone here has experiances with this car.. thanks guys and looks like a great site so far.
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Re: Spider exhaust ?'s

I did it on my 79 Spider and the car ran alot better and sounded better, I also got better gas mileage, while I was at it I also increased the exhaust size to 2.5 and the performance improved and again sounded better. Hope that this helps. Steve
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Re: Spider exhaust ?'s

Did you use the stock exhaust manifold? or did you get a performace header?
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Re: Spider exhaust ?'s

I used the stock headers, I have found it difficult to get aftermarket headers for my car, because I still have all of the emission stuff on it, I am wanting to get an aftermarket intake manifold and carb. Steve
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Well ive decided just to cut the pipe where it clears the steering linkage in the front and then run the pipe to the muffler i drove it with the leak today with the top up and wow it needs to be fixed im glad it was a short ride home that exhaust smell get to ya
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