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    I have those period correct exhaust deflectors on my Sky Hawk, and it seems like one always has a carbon deposit on it while the other doesn't. Thoughts?
    peter lee

  • #2
    Before going further, I'd check my heat riser, if stuck could be causing all (most) exhaust to go out the right side.

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    • #3
      Yep! Do check the heat riser. I just freed up the heat riser on my 57 Packard.
      Froze shut.
      sigpic1957 Packard Clipper Country Sedan

      "There's nothing stronger than the heart of a volunteer"
      Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle
      "I have a great memory for forgetting things" Number 1 son, Lee Chan

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      • #4
        The heat riser is located on the right hand (passengers) side exhaust manifold. If the counter weight is up then it's stuck closed. It needs to either be free to turn or keep it stuck open so the counterweight is down.
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        • #5
          What warren said, and when closed it goes out the LEFT side.
          StudeRich
          Second Generation Stude Driver,
          Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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          • #6
            I think a cable operated heat riser would be a good thing.

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            • #7
              Is this something I can do myself? My mechanic is VERY expensive.
              peter lee

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