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Hot Rods 1953 belair exhaust vs 1950 coupe

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Toqwik, Apr 6, 2017.

  1. Toqwik
    Joined: Feb 1, 2003
    Posts: 1,306


    I found a great deal on a like new exhaust from a 50 coupe for my 53. 20 bucks! My question is will it fit or will it need more mods than it is worth. My 53 is a powerglide car.

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  2. FrankenRodz
    Joined: Dec 20, 2007
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  3. High5
    Joined: Jul 2, 2012
    Posts: 185


    Is this a single exhaust system? Complete with muffler?

    The frames for '49-'54 Chevy's were essentially the same (except convertible). That said, the engine mounts on a '53 were to side of the engine whereas on a '50 Chevy they were a foot mount (located to the front of the engine). I am not sure whether the exhaust manifold outlet was positioned exactly the same. If it is a single exhaust then the transmission should not be a problem. If it's a split (or dual exhaust) then the crossover pipe may interfere.

    At $20, you are bucks ahead even if you need to modify the header pipe. Just my 2 cents.
  4. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 27,328


    You might have a clearance problem or two but I am prett sure it will fit. Back when I was in high school there was a split manifold and dual exhaust setup for six banger Chevys of those years floating around town that ended up on a 52 then a 54 and then on a 50 hardtop I ended up with and I think a couple of others in between as each guy who bought them or traded for them got a "fix it" ticket for loud pipes and they were hell for loud but really sounded sweet. I ended up breaking a piston in the hardtop and sold it not long after to someone who put a 235 in it. One of those cars I sure wish I had back now.

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