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Factory style exhaust...
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Drove across the border to Buffalo (Niagara Falls, NY) today to pick up my new exhaust system for the 429 vert. restoration. I had researched this aspect to see what was out there, some of the big vendors had bits and pieces that you could try to mesh into one system, but again, some parts for the 429 cars are not readily available. I did not want to take a chance on individual pieces. Of course my other option was a custom system here locally, but I wanted a complete factory looking system if possible.

Came across Precision Exhaust out of the Connecticut area and after touching base with them and seeing some of their work, I decided to purchase a complete turn key exhaust system from them. I did this through Don here on the site as I had first discussed this with him and he indicated he was a distributor of these systems. I like to give the business to the folks I first touch base with, to keep things fair...

Very pleased with the initial product out of the box, appears to be well constructed, bends, etc in the right places. The true test will be when I go to install, especially the h-pipe, hopefully all goes well.

If you are looking for a factory style exhaust out of the box, so far I would definitely give this company a thumbs up. Don will write you up... I'll let you know how it fits...


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#2
Looks great and seems to be well made. Good luck with the install as installing exhausts is one of those jobs I try to get out of doing. Hopefully it'll just all fall into place and won't give you too many hassles.
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#3
I bought the same setup from the same place. Fits like a glove! (Not OJ's glove, just a glove.)

kcmash
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4Vforever;286312 Wrote:Looks great and seems to be well made. Good luck with the install as installing exhausts is one of those jobs I try to get out of doing. Hopefully it'll just all fall into place and won't give you too many hassles.


True enough... but that is why I went looking for a complete pre-packaged system. This gentleman seems to be on top of his game and is very confident that it will fit as long as the original factory exhaust manifolds are in place. The install here consists of 4 clamps on the intermediate pipes, the bolt up to the manifolds + your hangers. If all else is in place, this is not a difficult job, a little tedious yes...
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#5
Is that all one welded piece? If so, you'll have to drop the rear axle for installation.

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midlife;286335 Wrote:Is that all one welded piece? If so, you'll have to drop the rear axle for installation.

It looks that good?

Separate H pipe, intermediate pipes. The tail pipes are welded to the mufflers.
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#7
Looks good.

- Mike
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#8
Ken, that is a great looking system! I have a NOS exhaust system stuck back for Money Pitt #2's (one day) resurrection. When laid out, it looks identical to your system. Says a lot about the quality of the Precision exhaust. The only difference is the factory intermediate pipes are welded to the mufflers and mine has the locator tabs for the chrome exhaust tips.
Money well spent! thumb

Steve

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secluff;286372 Wrote:Ken, that is a great looking system! I have a NOS exhaust system stuck back for Money Pitt #2's (one day) resurrection. When laid out, it looks identical to your system. Says a lot about the quality of the Precision exhaust. The only difference is the factory intermediate pipes are welded to the mufflers and mine has the locator tabs for the chrome exhaust tips.
Money well spent! thumb

NOS system, nice... I would not even try to put one of those together today, the costs would be ridiculous. Even I have my limits on what I am willing to spend and would only do an NOS system if I was never going to start or drive the car and ensure that I could keep it from rusting (not going to happen). Although my car is pretty original, it will never be as delivered factory perfect hence, does not warrant the expenditure of searching out all NOS parts. I have gone NOS on many parts where i can locate and the costs justify, but items such as NOS tires would run $1000/piece and who trust those on the road... Really, you are reaching thoroughbred status at that point, which was not my goal. I am happy to return this once almost parts car... back to it's near former glory.

I am sure this exhaust mfr. would do the locator tabs for a rear valance cut out had I ordered that, but he did a nice job on the factory style turn downs which my car came with, part of the overall sleeper look for this car. Smile
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Ken, what is the pipe diameter? Is the sound supposed to be stock or a little louder? Once you get it all together I'd love to hear how it sounds. Hopefully it sounds as good as it looks!!!

Mark
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72 Convertible f code - first car
Numerous other Fords
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