Which Exhaust System '65 Pan

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Which Exhaust System '65 Pan

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Post by nan00k » Thu May 17, 2018 1:07 pm

'65 Pan in straight leg rigid frame and having spent wasted money on crusty OE header system and fleabay aftermarket system, despite welding and bashing can't get acceptable fit. can anyone recommend off the shelf header system?.
I'm guessing the issues are because of late motor in early frame but don't really want a front header pipe outside the frame as the ones I see all seem to cause ground clearance issues on cornering, i'm on 16" rims.



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Re: Which Exhaust System '65 Pan

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Post by blewcrab » Thu May 17, 2018 2:06 pm

paughco close fit drag pipes should work ...the front pipe is squished to fit close under frame around the brake and running boards

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Re: Which Exhaust System '65 Pan

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Post by RUBONE » Thu May 17, 2018 2:36 pm

A major issue is the "Y" pipe, also the rear header. Those two pieces need to be for a stock rigid pan. the stock front header and squish pipe are the same but the rear and y allow the pipes to tuck in next to the frame. Swingarm components are different and when used in a rigid point the muffler at the ground.

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Re: Which Exhaust System '65 Pan

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Post by VPH-D » Thu May 17, 2018 6:48 pm

Paughco also makes an acceptable 2 into 1 system similar to stock, which will fit after a little fiddling. I'm using two of them.
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Re: Which Exhaust System '65 Pan

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Post by RooDog » Thu May 17, 2018 7:15 pm

Well you probably don't want to hear this, but I faced the same problem/concern in the late 1960s and my solution was to make my own pipes from cut and welded sections of 1-3/4" prebent exhaust tubing, and had them chromed. Guaranteeing a perfect fit and ground clearance....RooDog

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Re: Which Exhaust System '65 Pan

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Post by nan00k » Fri May 18, 2018 8:05 am

think i'll take advice from all the replys,
trying to get away from the drag pipes as they are too loud, or am I getting too old!!

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