Squish Pipe: where to get

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Squish Pipe: where to get

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Post by steve_wood » Thu Jul 30, 2009 5:23 pm

Anybody know where I can get a stock squish pipe? I have two repops and neither of them fit - I can get the hole in the bracket to line up with the hole in the frame.

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Re: Squish Pipe

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Post by panz4ever » Thu Jul 30, 2009 5:48 pm

Have you tried www.denniscorso.com. Bought a couple of items from them with no fitment problem. Haven't bought any exhaust stuff though. Seems like everyone has issues and fitment problems with Taiwan Ted, J&P, and even Pauchgo stuff. Maybe give Bills Custom Cycles a call and see if they have OEM on hand

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Re: Squish Pipe

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Post by HD48FL » Thu Jul 30, 2009 5:54 pm

panz4ever wrote:Have you tried http://www.denniscorso.com. Maybe give Bills Custom Cycles a call and see if they have OEM on hand
Add this to your search:

http://www.fabercycle.com/

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Re: Squish Pipe

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Post by steve_wood » Thu Jul 30, 2009 6:15 pm

Thanks guys. I'll see what they have....

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Re: Squish Pipe

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Post by panhead_kicker » Fri Jul 31, 2009 3:09 am

Are you replacing what you think is an OEM pipe, or is this the first time you've tried to fit up the pipes? The reason I ask is that many well used frames have had that tab replaced. I have an uncut 69 frame , and I have had two s pipes (both from J&P) over the last 15 years line up perfect. On the other hand I've got a cut 64 frame, and this tab is missing. I can see someone replacing this tab at some point in the frames life and not position it correctly. Wouldn't take much to screw it up.

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Re: Squish Pipe

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Post by Ohio-Rider » Fri Jul 31, 2009 11:38 am

Yours is not an uncommon problem. If you request it. Dennis Corso will send you a unfinished pipe with out the bracket attached. You can mock up where you want the bracket attached and send everything back to him and he will then weld the bracket on at the location of your choosing, and chrome it up and send it back to you.

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Re: Squish Pipe

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Post by steve_wood » Fri Jul 31, 2009 12:00 pm

The frame looks to me like an uncut stock 1956 frame. The bracket supports the brake cross-shaft and it has a little ear on the front for attaching the S-pipe bracket and the brake switch.

The S-pipe is aftermarket, and so is the front header. I'm starting to think that the problem may be related to the header and not the S-pipe. Corso's list shows different systems for (48 to 57) and (58 to 65) whereas J&P describes my S-pipe and header as 48 to 65.

Anybody know what changed from 57 to 58?

I'm watching some partial sets on Flea-bay. If I get them cheap I might be able to at least learn a bit more about the fitment.

I'm not sure that mocking up a pipe at this point will work. With the front header in what looks to be the correct position (fitting on the head), the bracket is about 1" away from the frame.....

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Re: Squish Pipe

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Post by Ohio-Rider » Fri Jul 31, 2009 1:42 pm

Steve, Be sure to have all yours exhaust parts on hand and loosely fitted including the clamps, before deciding to alter any of them. Just a small amount of movement of your front header will make a big difference as to how all the other pieces fit up. It can take some time to get all four pieces to work together. Good Luck

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Re: Squish Pipe

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Post by awander » Fri Jul 31, 2009 5:33 pm

1958 was the first Duo-Glide. Different Frame.

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Re: Squish Pipe

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Post by steve_wood » Fri Jul 31, 2009 5:59 pm

Awander:

Yes, I know it's a different frame, but what is the difference in the exhaust parts?

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Re: Squish Pipe

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Post by steve_wood » Fri Jul 31, 2009 6:19 pm

Ah ha !

Should've checked the bible I guess....

The only difference is the Y-Pipe. 1941 to 1957 it's 10.5 inches. 1958 to 1964 it's 16.5 inches. 1965 the squish pipe and the y-pipe are one unit.

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Re: Squish Pipe

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Post by Panacea » Sat Aug 01, 2009 1:04 am

The 48 to 57 "Y" pipe is longer and has no offset to help the cigar muffler clear the lower frame tube, so if that pipe is used the muffler must be mounted further back behind that frame tube. Normally the muffler would be right behind the tranny. So stick with the 48-57. In other words, don't buy from Paughco or JP...Mike

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