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Username Post: Exhaust Routing        (Topic#187764)
Marxnomad 
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Loc: New Mexico
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04-20-08 05:41 PM - Post#1415898    

Does anybody have pics of how they routed their exhaust with an original fuel tank and leaf springs relocated inline withe the frame rails using a spring pocket kit. I have a 55 Nomad project and as I'm working on modifying my fuel tank for and in-tank fuel pump (EFI motor) it dawns on me that I'm gonna have a problem here as I only have about 1" of clearance between the tank and the new leaf spring locations on each side.

Thanks,
Mark



 
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Rupes 55 Nomad 
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Rupes 55 Nomad
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04-24-08 01:35 AM - Post#1418900    
    In response to Marxnomad

Hello Mark. This is an issue that I have been concerned about myself, but with the body in the body shop and the chassis in my shop have not been able to do much checking about it. I certainly hope that there is a way w/o doing a lot more modifications. I am ready to start putting it all back together again.



 
wagonman100 
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Loc: Baltimore, MD
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04-24-08 04:08 AM - Post#1418922    
    In response to Rupes 55 Nomad

Mark, search the posts in the modified tri-five forum for MPandC. I know he put the pocket kit in the '55 handyman he is working on and has the exhuast mocked up, but I don't recall the routing offhand. I do know it exits out of the rear of the car and not in front of the rear tires. It was probably about a year ago, but just search all dates or PM him and ask.

Jay
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1999 Silverado Z71 4X4 extra-cab short bed
1983 Malibu Fauxmad - tubbed
1978 El Camino Kustomized
1972 Monte Carlo
1957 210 handyman wagon
1957 Nomad sport wagon
1957 Cameo Carrier


 
wagonman100 
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04-25-08 03:25 PM - Post#1420179    
    In response to wagonman100

I see Robert responded to the post in the modified forum. I didn't realize he switched to a sedan tank in the wagon and deleted the spare tire well.

Jay
Friends don’t let friends drive Fords.

1999 Silverado Z71 4X4 extra-cab short bed
1983 Malibu Fauxmad - tubbed
1978 El Camino Kustomized
1972 Monte Carlo
1957 210 handyman wagon
1957 Nomad sport wagon
1957 Cameo Carrier


 
Marxnomad 
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Loc: New Mexico
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04-25-08 04:45 PM - Post#1420229    
    In response to wagonman100

Rupert,
I'm pretty sure I've figured out a way to get the exhaust past the tank. If I can figure out how to post some pics here I'll try to put something up for you to see what it looks like with the body on the frame and the space involved.



Mark 55 Nomad


 
Rupes 55 Nomad 
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05-02-08 02:48 AM - Post#1424673    
    In response to Marxnomad

Hey Mark, that would be great. Maybe you could email the pics if need be. Right now I am having problems just getting my pics out of the Kodak program.

Thanks again

Rupert



 
MPandC 
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05-02-08 05:04 AM - Post#1424723    
    In response to Rupes 55 Nomad

Here's some tail pipe routing on a 57 Nomad. Tight, but looks like it can be done. I'd say if you plan to lower it much, an alternate plan would be needed.







Robert


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cdmhenry 
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05-02-08 02:02 PM - Post#1424996    
    In response to MPandC

I personally wouldn't like having pipes between the frame & axle housing tube.

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Rupes 55 Nomad 
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05-08-08 07:52 AM - Post#1428712    
    In response to MPandC

Hello CDM.
I too am concerned about routing the exhaust pipe between the axle tube and frame rail. If you'll look at the above pictures, you can see that it had to be this way from the factory.
Now, move the springs inward and under the frame rails and there is no other way. Ethere I run the exhaust up against the fuel tank, w/insultation, or it goes outside the frame rail. I do have another frame but am determined to make this one work. There has been a lot of work put into it.



 
MPandC 
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05-08-08 09:46 AM - Post#1428787    
    In response to cdmhenry

  • cdmhenry Said:
I personally wouldn't like having pipes between the frame & axle housing tube.




Just to clarify, the above picture is not my work, I just posted it to show that it could be done. Will there be trade-offs? Sure, you can't lower that car too much, can you? But it did allow someone to run dual exhaust without removing the stock tank for a sedan model, or eliminating the tire well. Figure out your options, see what works best for what you want to accomplish, and go from there.





Robert


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cdmhenry 
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05-08-08 10:30 PM - Post#1429303    
    In response to MPandC

Rupes,
Actually, check out the original '56 wagon dual exhaust routing. Simply the best, IF you are going with stock tube diameter. It wasn't like the pics from the factory at all.
Step up to 2 1/4 or larger & it requires more precision routing, but still doable... with 2 1/2 or larger it becomes very difficult.
Unless you have a turbo or big block, there is no reason to go with big diameter tubes, unless you have to have "that sound".
Have you asked Pypes about it? They should have something??

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