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  • Sorry Bob Palma, your Daytona convertible...

    ...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

    Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia.
    '64 Daytona Wagonaire, '64 Avanti R-1, Museum R-4 engine, '72 Gravely Model 430 with Onan engine

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    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
    We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

    Ayn Rand:
    "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

    G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.

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    • #3
      I think Don runs his tail pipes straight; would be sweet if he bent the bump.
      "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

      Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
      Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
      sigpic'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"

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      • #4
        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....

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        • #5
          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)
          Eric DeRosa

          \'49 2R-5 (original Survivor)
          \'63 R2 Lark (the money-pit-mobile)
          \'60 Lark Convertible (project in waiting)

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          • #6
            quote:Originally posted by BobPalma

            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?





            See this thread for the story-
            http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...TOPIC_ID=40878

            Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia.
            '64 Daytona Wagonaire, '64 Avanti R-1, Museum R-4 engine, '72 Gravely Model 430 with Onan engine

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            • #7
              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...

              edited for coding fup

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              • #8
                quote:Originally posted by 53k

                quote:Originally posted by BobPalma

                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?




                Sweet indeed, Paul; just perfect, IMHO [8D]BP
                We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

                Ayn Rand:
                "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

                G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.

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