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steve hackel 12-09-2018 08:04 PM

Exh. manifold to muffler; does anyone make....
 

Hello; I am in the process of building an extremely nice engine test stand for myself and my friends to use for the initial start up and break in of our engines. In trying to simplify as much as possible, I decided to use a new reproduction exhaust manifold and then just drop down to an aftermarket
style muffler and tip; does anyone make the short pipe that fits between the bottom flange of the exhaust pipe and the inlet side of a stock type muffler?

I stopped at Midas & Meinike (local in Chicago) with my sample and both of them told me that their equipment will not fabricate the flange that mates up with the bottom of the exhaust manifold......

Anyone have any suggestions - anyone have a damaged muffler that they might be willing to part with the front section? Thanks, Steve

redmodelt 12-09-2018 09:03 PM

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Might contact Aires, bet he could make one.

http://www.amuffler.com/

Big hammer 12-10-2018 10:35 AM

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Make your own! Block of wood drill a hole the pipe will slip through, grind a taper in the wood and with a hammer form the flange. With a miss fitting flange I've reformed the flange to seal better. Something like a tubing flare tool only bigger would work

SeaSlugs 12-10-2018 01:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Big hammer (Post 1704245)
Make your own! Block of wood drill a hole the pipe will slip through, grind a taper in the wood and with a hammer form the flange. With a miss fitting flange I've reformed the flange to seal better. Something like a tubing flare tool only bigger would work

Yup - once you get it close using the block of wood use an old junk manifold to beat the perfect fit against. Ive got a pile of warped manifolds or severely pitted/blown out/broken eared ones.

BRENT in 10-uh-C 12-10-2018 02:42 PM

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Check your PMs Steve.

daren007 12-14-2018 10:48 PM

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Find a real muffler shop.

steve hackel 12-14-2018 11:00 PM

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I located a new section, but as far as a "REAL" muffler shop, they are all long gone just like tire shavers, carburetor shops, Babbitt works and other necessary services that most of us tend to need from time to time. Thanks and regards to all! Steve

michael a 12-14-2018 11:59 PM

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Ford n series tractor will get you there cheap!


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vern hodgson 12-15-2018 02:11 AM

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Originally Posted by SeaSlugs (Post 1704305)
Yup - once you get it close using the block of wood use an old junk manifold to beat the perfect fit against. Ive got a pile of warped manifolds or severely pitted/blown out/broken eared ones.

I was thinking of doing the same thing, ball peen hammer, an old manifold and an acetylene torch

Afordman31 12-15-2018 09:44 AM

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Originally Posted by steve hackel (Post 1704094)
Hello; I am in the process of building an extremely nice engine test stand for myself and my friends to use for the initial start up and break in of our engines. In trying to simplify as much as possible, I decided to use a new reproduction exhaust manifold and then just drop down to an aftermarket
style muffler and tip; does anyone make the short pipe that fits between the bottom flange of the exhaust pipe and the inlet side of a stock type muffler?

I stopped at Midas & Meinike (local in Chicago) with my sample and both of them told me that their equipment will not fabricate the flange that mates up with the bottom of the exhaust manifold......

Anyone have any suggestions - anyone have a damaged muffler that they might be willing to part with the front section? Thanks, Steve

I took a Model A muffler to a shop that made exhaust systems. They bent a pipe and flanged it copying the bend. I had to go back and have pipe bent a little more to get my muffler to be level. Cost around $50. This is where I went: Lane Automotive Otsego Michigan

midgetracer 12-15-2018 11:14 AM

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Originally Posted by michael a (Post 1705925)
Ford n series tractor will get you there cheap!


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Ford N series tractor is smaller diameter and will not fit.

CarlG 12-15-2018 03:33 PM

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I had this one made at a "real" muffler shop, not Midas or Mineke.

steve hackel 12-15-2018 03:41 PM

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I had planned on making one from scratch if searching did not turn one up, but I will be assembling the test stand for a mock up and then off to the powder coaters - then assemble for a dress rehersal. Should be intetesting to run the engine that way to break it in. Still need to build the header for it, but that's down the road a ways.

Synchro909 12-15-2018 03:45 PM

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I was always told that to run in a new motor, you should drive it as a range of sppeds and loads within reason. How ya gonna do that on a stand?

J Franklin 12-15-2018 03:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Synchro909 (Post 1706127)
I was always told that to run in a new motor, you should drive it as a range of sppeds and loads within reason. How ya gonna do that on a stand?

Maybe he meant initial break-in and limbering up before driving it for proper break-in.

daren007 12-15-2018 05:35 PM

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I find this hard to believe. Keep looking. We have a shop that can build a complete exhaust system from scratch. I have had complete systems fabricated for both my Challenger and 'Cuda. If there is a "Racing" shop near by ask them.

Mark DeRoseau 04-08-2019 09:01 PM

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Aries. Will sell the correct head stock. Regular or stainless.

Gold Digger 04-08-2019 09:15 PM

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I've had several flanges formed at muffler shops. About a year ago I had one made to weld on a muffler that was in bad shape at the flange. the shop didn't even charge me for it.

Mark DeRoseau 04-08-2019 10:15 PM

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Aries head stock

Mark DeRoseau 04-08-2019 10:18 PM

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Fresh tig job


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