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Jimmie
11-08-2008, 10:18 PM
After viewing the responses to my previous posting regarding Split Manifolds I find that the term entails much more than I thought. I simply wanted to gain a better sound and I had always thought that only the exhaust manifold was involved. Could one install only the split manifold for the exhaust part and improve the sound?

Just for appearance I am considering putting some type of dual exhaust system out the rear, even if it just means splitting the single exhaust back a little ways from the engine. I have the rear "under the bumper" panel with the two cutouts for dual exhaust from a V-8 parts car that I have which I plan to use.

I would like to receive comments regarding the above.

Thanks for all the input that I receive.

Jimmie
Orleans, Ind.

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S2DSteve
11-09-2008, 10:17 PM
To answer your question, yes you can split the manifold and go to a dual exhaust without doing anything else. It definitely sounds great-it reminds me of a road race Jaguar I admired many years ago.

As it happens I have a split setup I was planning on putting on eBay. If you (or another forum member) are interested, I'll sell it for $75 plus shipping. Note with this setup, you keep the choke tube, heat riser, and single carb.

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Steve Hudson
The Dalles, Oregon
1949 "GMOBaker" 1-T Dually (workhorse)
1953 Commander Convertible (show & go)
1953 Champion Starliner (custom/rod project)
1954 Champion Coupe (daily driver)
1960 Hawk (future project?)

Jack
11-17-2008, 12:18 PM
Steve. Do you still have that split Manifold?