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It is finally exhaust time for my 64 fairlane what do you guys reccomend i am running hooker headers.
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I went with 2.5" pipe, X-pipe and Flowmaster 2 chambers. Tail pipes all the way out the back.

You may want to go quieter? 3 Chambers maybe? Mine was a little on the loud side in the car till I put carpet jute back in it.

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How big's the motor? If it's a small block with less than 400 cubes, what Jet said. I run that same set up on my 351w Mustang except with an "H" pipe and get tons of compliments at every car show. Personally I think the "H" pipe sounds more old school muscle car then does the "X" pipe, but it's a matter of taste. If it's a big block or over 400 cubes, I'd use three inch tail pipes. That's what's going in my '64 Fairlane Sports Coupe when the 427w goes in.

sreno: what headers are those, Crites? You did an excellent job on that exhaust; what a night mare it must have been to get right!
 

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QUOTE=mtnmotorrider;1681082

sreno: what headers are those, Crites? You did an excellent job on that exhaust; what a night mare it must have been to get right![/QUOTE]


Hey thanks! Yeah, they're Crites headers with 2 inch primaries.
I take it they only fit models without power steering.

As for the tail pipes; they were tough but not as bad as expected.
24 welded joints taught me a few things about wire speed and settings that I didn't know. :)
But removing, filing and reinstalling the headers was no fun at all!

Incidentally, on an episode of Muscle Car, the guys took a project Mustang in for exhaust and dyno testing (I forget the company's name). In that particular instance, the H pipe out-performed the X pipe. Go figure...

Shawn

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Sreno,

Nice job on the exhaust.

My Dad and I made the exhaust on my Falcon the same way.
Was cheaper then what I paid for the exhaust on the Fairlane also.

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Sreno,

Nice job on the exhaust.

My Dad and I made the exhaust on my Falcon the same way.
Was cheaper then what I paid for the exhaust on the Fairlane also.

Jet
Thanks Jetfixr320! Did you guys go all the way to the back on the Falcon pipes?

Shawn

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X pipe sounds like a new Mustang, H pipe sounds like an old Mustang. Your excellent photo's of your exhaust project demonstrate why I am choosing small block over big block power for my restoration!
 
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