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grobb284
08-14-2013, 10:08 PM
Here is the link to the old Popular Mechanics of August 1963, telling of the new features of the 1964 models.

This is about Studebaker going to use chambered pipes. I don't know if they were to be from Walker or someone else.

http://books.google.com/books?id=DuMDAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PA69&dq=popular%20mechanics%20august%201963&pg=PA80#v=onepage&q=popular%20mechanics%20august%201963&f=true

I am using a similar item for under the body side pipes on my Avanti. The reasons for use are the same as listed next to the photo, one specific reason being compact size.

Does anyone have any information from Studebaker about these chambered pipes, or who was their source to be?

gordr
08-14-2013, 11:14 PM
I think I have a copy of that magazine at home. I know I read the article in a magazine once. As far as I know, it never saw production. It would take special tooling to manufacture those, maybe the cost saving just wasn't there at the production volumes that Studebaker was expecting to see.

Gunslinger
08-14-2013, 11:34 PM
They sure called it on the Avanti...a grille was added but underneath...not where they show it. Journalism hasn't changed much.

PackardV8
08-15-2013, 05:52 AM
When Walker introduced the chambered exhaust, they pitched it to all the auto manufacturers and made test systems available. AFAIK, the Olds Toronado and the optional Corvette side pipes were the only OEM use.

I've used the aftermarket Walker TurboTubes for many years. They never got much sales volume going, so Walker dropped them and www.classicchambered.com/classic/faq.html (http://www.classicchambered.com/classic/faq.html) picked up the production.


Journalism hasn't changed much. Still waiting for that small-small-block V8 Chevy 260" and 84# lighter.

jack vines

junior
08-15-2013, 09:33 AM
When Walker introduced the chambered exhaust, they pitched it to all the auto manufacturers and made test systems available. AFAIK, the Olds Toronado and the optional Corvette side pipes were the only OEM use.



Not that it matters, but for trivia`s sake, I think some '69 Camaros also came with them...probably low volume ones...perhaps COPO big-blocks? Cheers, Junior

blackhawk61
08-15-2013, 10:11 AM
Not that it matters, but for trivia`s sake, I think some '69 Camaros also came with them...probably low volume ones...perhaps COPO big-blocks? Cheers, Junior

Friend of mine had a 1969 Z-28 with them .....Quite noisy !