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53k
04-16-2010, 07:27 PM
...is now probably the ONLY one with a single exhaust. I bit the bullet last fall and had Don Simmons bring me a duals set for my '64 Daytona convertible. I put it on yesterday and today. Got rid of the awful, ill-fitted, rattling muffler shop exhaust system I had. I found that they compensated for one hanger not reaching the pipe joint by installing a 2"x2"x1" piece of wood between the hanger and the frame.



Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia. '64 Daytona Wagonaire, '64 Daytona convertible, '53 Commander Starliner, Museum R-4 engine, '62 Gravely Model L, '72 Gravely Model 430

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BobPalma
04-16-2010, 08:43 PM
:D Well, you have to be known for something, I guess...even my 180 HP Daytona 4-door has duals on it![8][}:)] The convertible would have them, too, if the exhaust needed replacement.

Congrats on the duals, Paul. Are the tail pipes curved up, then down right at the bumper, per original, or straight out? [8D]BP

rockne10
04-16-2010, 08:57 PM
I think Don runs his tail pipes straight; would be sweet if he bent the bump.

jackb
04-17-2010, 08:27 AM
Dave T-bow had my 64' ragtop pipes made up with the perfect bends out the rear...really made the difference in a nice car....

2R2
04-17-2010, 09:56 AM
I've got a Don Simmons system on my '63; the ends turn up, then down, just like the factory set up (though I am running oversized pipes.


Eric DeRosa

'49 2R-5 (original Survivor)
'63 R2 Lark (barely surviving)

53k
04-17-2010, 12:57 PM
quote:Originally posted by BobPalma

:D Well, you have to be known for something, I guess...even my 180 HP Daytona 4-door has duals on it![8][}:)] The convertible would have them, too, if the exhaust needed replacement.

Congrats on the duals, Paul. Are the tail pipes curved up, then down right at the bumper, per original, or straight out? [8D]BP

Like this?

http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/64%20Daytona%20Convertible/New%20Exhaust%204-10%20004a.jpg

http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/64%20Daytona%20Convertible/New%20Exhaust%204-10%20005a.jpg

See this thread for the story-
http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=40878

JGK 940
04-17-2010, 01:02 PM
quote:
Like this?


Oh man, that's sweet. Ain't it great to have somebody do a clean, professional job of something you'll notice even if nobody else will?

On a related note: Do y'all have, or know of, or have any interest in putting together, a Daytona registry - either J/L only or all bodies?

Keoni Dibelka / HiloFoto
In Hawai'i; on Hawai'i; on the Windward Side
If da salt air never chew 'em up bumbye da lava will...

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BobPalma
04-17-2010, 05:44 PM
quote:Originally posted by 53k


quote:Originally posted by BobPalma

:D Well, you have to be known for something, I guess...even my 180 HP Daytona 4-door has duals on it![8][}:)] The convertible would have them, too, if the exhaust needed replacement.

Congrats on the duals, Paul. Are the tail pipes curved up, then down right at the bumper, per original, or straight out? [8D]BP

Like this?

http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/64%20Daytona%20Convertible/New%20Exhaust%204-10%20004a.jpg

http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/64%20Daytona%20Convertible/New%20Exhaust%204-10%20005a.jpg



:D Sweet indeed, Paul; just perfect, IMHO [8D]BP