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curt
07-27-2005, 08:58 PM
My 1955 President has had the 259 engine replaced with a 289. What cross over pipe do I use, 259 or 289 ? Can most exhaust shops make a new X-over pipe?? [?][?][?]

studeclunker
07-28-2005, 04:25 AM
Check out Parks Pipes:D; 544 Banta Road, West Manchester OH 45382. PH: 937-678-7565

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Studeclunker
A.K.A: out2lunch

Roscomacaw
07-28-2005, 05:20 AM
"Which crossover pipe do I use?" - dimensionally speaking, there's NO difference between a 259 & 289. Both would use the same pipe. ANY decent exhaust place should be able to make one.;)

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1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President 2-dr
1955 President State
1951 Champion Biz cpe
1963 Daytona project FS

oldcarfart
07-28-2005, 11:37 AM
make sure the duty pipebender understands that the starter unloads forward and down, not straight down like a sbc.

Roscomacaw
07-28-2005, 12:00 PM
What oldcarfart's try in' to impart is that the head pipe comin' off the left manifold should have a flattened section along it's side closest to the engine block. Otherwise, you can't remove the starter motor if you have to! [V]

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1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President 2-dr
1955 President State
1951 Champion Biz cpe
1963 Daytona project FS

curt
07-28-2005, 08:22 PM
Forward and down, that is nice to know, it's the little things done correct that make the job well done. How forward must the starter move, an inch , 6 inches, etc befoer droping down?

BRUCESTUDE
07-29-2005, 10:17 AM
I ordered an x-over pipe from SASCO for my 232- I couldn't get it to fit exactly right, I had to have a muffler shop install it. But it is the right one, and there is plenty of clearance for removing the starter!