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grobb284
01-13-2008, 07:09 PM
A gentleman on a Volkswagen forum was discussing the fact that years ago there was a published article on Studebaker having designed chambered exhaust tubing to do away with mufflers.

Does anyone have a copy of the article that they can send to me?

He thought it may have been in Popular Science or Popular Mechanics, but wasn't even sure of that.

Here is a link to the discussion so that it may jog your memory.
http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=199936

Dwain G.
01-13-2008, 07:36 PM
I remember that article too, and I have searched extensively for it in the magazines I do have. It probably was in a Popular Science as I used to have a bunch of those but got rid of them.
It was developed by Walker and was scheduled to appear on all '64 Studes. I'm not cetain it ever actually did though, because I have never found any mention of it in any Stude factory literature. Walker's second version of this chambered exhaust was called Power Pipe, and was available for all popular makes.

http://home.comcast.net/~jdwain/images/63.63.jpg
Dwain G.

Dwain G.
01-13-2008, 07:36 PM
I remember that article too, and I have searched extensively for it in the magazines I do have. It probably was in a Popular Science as I used to have a bunch of those but got rid of them.
It was developed by Walker and was scheduled to appear on all '64 Studes. I'm not cetain it ever actually did though, because I have never found any mention of it in any Stude factory literature. Walker's second version of this chambered exhaust was called Power Pipe, and was available for all popular makes.

http://home.comcast.net/~jdwain/images/63.63.jpg
Dwain G.

gordr
01-13-2008, 07:51 PM
I remember seeing that article too, but can't lay my hands on it now. The pipes looked like a chain of sausages.

Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands

gordr
01-13-2008, 07:51 PM
I remember seeing that article too, but can't lay my hands on it now. The pipes looked like a chain of sausages.

Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands

grobb284
01-13-2008, 07:54 PM
I remember an article in the 60's, in Motor Age, about Walker preparing to sell chambered exhaust tubing to the OEM's, but I don't remember if it said anything about Studebaker.

A friend in Cincinnati has the article concerning Studebaker's design, but hasn't been able yet to find it. Another friend claims the reason he can't find it is his wife used it to squash spiders, and then discarded it.:D

grobb284
01-13-2008, 07:54 PM
I remember an article in the 60's, in Motor Age, about Walker preparing to sell chambered exhaust tubing to the OEM's, but I don't remember if it said anything about Studebaker.

A friend in Cincinnati has the article concerning Studebaker's design, but hasn't been able yet to find it. Another friend claims the reason he can't find it is his wife used it to squash spiders, and then discarded it.:D

Roscomacaw
01-13-2008, 07:59 PM
I BELIEVE (foggy recollection anymore) that 63 or 64, such an exhaust system was an option on some models of Rambler. I wanna say the pipes were even enameled so they were (in theory) permanent/lifetime stuff. The lone picture I've seen of these pipes shows the pipes alternately indented. Every other so many inches indented from top and bottom alternately with indentations from each side. While the exhaust gasses could flow straight thru, the sound waves would be trapped in all the little alternating pockets that were formed into the pipes! [:0]

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

Roscomacaw
01-13-2008, 07:59 PM
I BELIEVE (foggy recollection anymore) that 63 or 64, such an exhaust system was an option on some models of Rambler. I wanna say the pipes were even enameled so they were (in theory) permanent/lifetime stuff. The lone picture I've seen of these pipes shows the pipes alternately indented. Every other so many inches indented from top and bottom alternately with indentations from each side. While the exhaust gasses could flow straight thru, the sound waves would be trapped in all the little alternating pockets that were formed into the pipes! [:0]

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

studegary
01-13-2008, 08:09 PM
I seem to remember some Chevelles/Malibus coming with chambered exhaust and no mufflers in the '60s or '70s.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer

studegary
01-13-2008, 08:09 PM
I seem to remember some Chevelles/Malibus coming with chambered exhaust and no mufflers in the '60s or '70s.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer

grobb284
01-14-2008, 11:37 AM
Yes, there were several vehicles that I remember having chambered exhaust available, such as 1969 Novas and Camaros. Also the Corvette side pipes had them.

Still looking for the article on the Studebaker tie in.[8D]

grobb284
01-14-2008, 11:37 AM
Yes, there were several vehicles that I remember having chambered exhaust available, such as 1969 Novas and Camaros. Also the Corvette side pipes had them.

Still looking for the article on the Studebaker tie in.[8D]

Chris Collins
01-14-2008, 04:07 PM
One of AMC's selling points in the 1960's was the "Ceramic Armored" (sp?) muffler. Do not recall if the pipes were different, but we did get long service from the mufflers with our cars in Northern Virginia.

Chris Collins
63 Avanti R-2
66 Cruiser

Chris Collins
01-14-2008, 04:07 PM
One of AMC's selling points in the 1960's was the "Ceramic Armored" (sp?) muffler. Do not recall if the pipes were different, but we did get long service from the mufflers with our cars in Northern Virginia.

Chris Collins
63 Avanti R-2
66 Cruiser

LARK59
01-14-2008, 05:05 PM
AMC used thrush round mufflers on the 69 SC/RAMBLER, in 65 Oldsmobile used chambered tilpipes on the 442's, Chevrolets used chambered side pipes as the "offroad exhaust" The 69 Camaro z/28,had it as standard the first part of the year and it was standard on early SS 396 Camaros& Chevelles untill the "noise police stopped it
Thanks
Jerry

59 Lark VI Hardtop
60 Lark VIII Hardtop
63 Lark Custom 2D R1 4speed
51 3/4 Ton truck 9 foot bed
57 Transtar 1 ton 5Sp/od
62 Transtar 289 1 Ton
64 wagon
57 Silver Hawk {soon}future Bonneville car 200 mph

LARK59
01-14-2008, 05:05 PM
AMC used thrush round mufflers on the 69 SC/RAMBLER, in 65 Oldsmobile used chambered tilpipes on the 442's, Chevrolets used chambered side pipes as the "offroad exhaust" The 69 Camaro z/28,had it as standard the first part of the year and it was standard on early SS 396 Camaros& Chevelles untill the "noise police stopped it
Thanks
Jerry

59 Lark VI Hardtop
60 Lark VIII Hardtop
63 Lark Custom 2D R1 4speed
51 3/4 Ton truck 9 foot bed
57 Transtar 1 ton 5Sp/od
62 Transtar 289 1 Ton
64 wagon
57 Silver Hawk {soon}future Bonneville car 200 mph