ADDED SOME MUFFLERS..... Update: Pulled everything off and sand blasted them. Now have three pieces for each side, so easy to pull apart and put back. Four hangers underneath the car keep it all "well hung"....

First the headers were sand blasted then coated with VHT high temp black...

Then the connector pipe from the headers to the mufflers was blasted and painted....

Then the mufflers and tail pipes were done....

The mufflers are stainless so didn't bother to blast or coat them...

Then the next day the headers were given a coat of VHT white. I've been told that this way works best. My initial effort with the white mostly all flaked off, so am trying this approach to see if it works better....



Initial Post:

Installed some Dynomax SS UltraFlow mufflers and ran 2-1/2" tailpipes all the way to the rear bumper. Went with the "long" case (24") mufflers, 2-1/2" in/out, as I wanted to keep this beast as quiet as I can....

And it is pretty quiet, muffler-wise at least, all I can hear when driving around is the blower whine and the "rock-crusher" style gears in the Doug Nash tranny..... Can't hear the exhaust at all....

Started at the "wye" I had welded onto the headers when I was fabbing them... There's a set of Race Ready 3-1/2" electric cutouts on those turnouts....

Mounted the mufflers behind the mid-frame crossmember, which also serves as the anchor point for the ladder bars, and as one of the mounting points for my front driveshaft safety hoop...

Looped it up over the rear axle as high as I could, just under the panhard bar....

And I need to crawl under there and wrap those fuel lines with heat tape (the kind you use on headers) to protect them from the muffler heat....

From there went straight back angling down to the rear bumper where I angled them back straight again under the bumper...

I like the way they came out, and they sure are quiet, not sure I like how quiet they came out, but there's always the 14" long UltraFlows if I want a little more exhaust sound....

Yup, that's a car club plaque under there, the "OD Racing Club", otherwise known as the "Old Dudes, Maui", has been around in one form or another for the last 50+ years....

Originally the "Ladds", of windward Oahu in the early 60's, one of the original members of the Ladds started up the OD Racers and I got this plaque made up using the original as a guide. Dennis O'Brien of O'Brien Truckers in Charlton, Massachusetts made up the plaques, did a great job on them too!!!

Much Aloha, Dennis, we get lots of good comments on those plaques....

LINK TO O'BRIEN TRUCKERS......

Here's some links to other pages on this project site....

Got A New Front Axle....

The First Run! (page 1)

The Final Assembly! (page 2)

The Final Assembly! (page 1)

Assembling The Blower Motor (page 5)

Assembling The Blower Motor (page 4)

Assembling The Blower Motor (page 3)

Assembling The Blower Motor (page 2)

Reworking an Olds 425 to take a 6-71 huffin on it. (Page 1)

Some Interior Views, Seats Modified and Upholstered!!!

Fabbing A Pair Of Drive Shaft Safety Hoops

Working On The Fuel System

Patching Up Some Of The Sheet Metal Holes.....

Building A Set Of Fenderwell Headers....

Adding A Front Sway Bar......

Twelve Point Cage Build Coming Along, Finally Done....

Dog Dish Hubcaps? Air Filter Rain Covers? Looks Good To Me........

Setting Up The Rear Axle and Suspension page 2

Setting Up The Rear Axle and Suspension page 1

Cutting A Hole In The Hood, and Setting The Fenders....

Installing The Radiator

Setting Up The Tilt Front End

Setting Up The Steering and Suspension 2

Setting Up The Steering and Suspension

Setting Up The Front Axle 2

Setting Up The Front Axle 1

The Mad Frame Whacker Attacks......

Starting to Fit Parts Here and There

Narrowing The Front Axle

Found This Ford F100 Front Axle

Trial fit for the 6-71, a Don Hampton special.

Pulled apart a '67 Olds 400 motor for spare parts.....

Did Some Porting Work on some Edelbrock Olds Heads

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