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'40 Ford exhaust clearance HELP?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by D Staig, Aug 25, 2013.

  1. D Staig
    Joined: Oct 23, 2007
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    I'm building an exhaust for my '40 Coupe. I have a set of Fenton headers and want to run a dual system, but i'm having difficulty finding a good run on the drivers side (with the obvious gear linkage and master cylinder obstructions)...

    Who has done it and how did you do it?? Any pictures would be great.

    Also, what is the closest safe distance between an exhaust and a fuel line?

    Thanks!

    Dave.
     
  2. F&J
    Joined: Apr 5, 2007
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    can't get there from here. :)

    I read quite a bit from the older guys here, on what a problem it was with OHV V8. One guy said it was often a pipe poking out the fender inner panel, then going past those obstacles, then back under the frame. Sounds ugly and a lot of work.

    I gave in real quick and went single exhaust with my early Olds 303 in a 40
     
  3. Rusty
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    Here's mine
     

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  4. Rusty
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    A couple more
     

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  5. Rusty
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    Another
     

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  6. Rusty
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    Last one I have on my phone
     

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  7. Thanks for the pics Rusty. It answered a couple of questions for me besides the exhaust.
     
  8. Rusty
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    No problem Dan! Glad it helped
     
  9. D Staig
    Joined: Oct 23, 2007
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    Thanks Skidmarks that's some helpful info.
     
  10. D Staig
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    Thanks for the pics Rusty...wanted to keep it inside the chassis and above the wishbone, but your way does look easier...maybe I can hook under the bone about where yours are split...
     
  11. NATESBPD
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    Here is mine...

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  12. 4tford
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    I have a few, also the shot by the master cylinder I put a heat shield between the exhaust and the booster but it is not in the photo. I also put heat wrap on the stainless pipes in the areas of the starter and booster as you see in the pics.
     

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  13. tubman
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    I did this on a '36 coupe about 15 years ago. I remember I had to swap in a '37 steering gear (an improvement over the '36), and had to grind a bit off the left hand header to get what I thought was adequate clearance. I bought some 2" u-bends and pipes from the local auto store, and one of the cheap tube benders from Northern Tool. Got the 2 incher all the way back with some judicious bending and welding. I don't believe it was quite as pretty as some of the previous posts, but I was a complete amateur at the time, which proves that is not out of the skill levels of an average home garage guy.
     
  14. 40FordGuy
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    My only clearance issue was to have enough "dog leg" to clear the fully depressed clutch pedal. There should be about 6" clearance next to the master cyl, and the rest of it runs back, in mirror image of the rt. side (stock) system.

    I'll be glad to provide pics of mine, if anyone needs them.

    Happy Roddin' 4TTRUK
     

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