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Technical Traditional mid 50's exhaust tips

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Pro Stock John, Sep 12, 2013.

  1. Should I be looking for 2" pencil tips I think they are called?
     
  2. stimpy
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    on the south side they cut a drive shaft and welded it on the end echo cans they called them painted black or silver . the other was flat megaphones
     
  3. V8 Bob
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  4. Either pencil tips or it was pretty common for guys to run the exhaust through the bumper at that time as well. Here are three examples from a mid '50's car show with the exhaust run through the bumper in some manner. Photo courtesy of Rikster.
     

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  5. JeremyJames
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    In my studies of 50's customs, pencil tips were very widely used and look perfect. The size of the pencil tips is just as important as the pencil tip itself....
    On most of the 50's customs they are tiny 1 3/4".
    Just a small detail and they look killer peeking out from under the bumper.
     
  6. Thanks good to know, I wonder if my 2.5" dual exhaust will like that. :)
     
  7. JeremyJames
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    Probably not but Exhaust size is more relative to CID and horsepower. if your running near 460hp then 2 1/2" exhaust is totally necessary

    To avoid the risk of further derailing your thread.....

    Barris Merc single exhaust pencil tip[​IMG][/IMG]

    Battencourt's 49 with exhaust through bumper
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    Pencil tips are a personal favorite
     
  8. I'm definitely wanting pencil tips, anyone else running those Brockman tips?
     
  9. 50Fraud
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    Pencil tips are definitely the ticket.

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  10. Hoptup Jalop
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    I'm running brockman mufflers & a local muffler shop 2 inch pencil tips about 2 inches off the back of the bumper. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1379270487.114197.jpg

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  11. 50Fraud
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  12. Good read, I'll do pencil tips in 2".
     
  13. 50Fraud
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    I think the smaller the better on a period car.
     
  14. Thanks I greatly appreciate your help. The 2nd link, the Patriot tips, are appealing to me since many others neck down a lot on the inlet side and I'm coming from 2.5" duals down to these tips. I'll give those a try and report back. So just like 2 inches sticking out? That's what I'll do.
     
  15. Rot 'n Kustom
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    I just did a quick look through my collection of little mags. I pulled several at random from the fifties and early sixties and scanned every rear-shot photo. I found pencil-tips aplenty, but lots of other choices, too.

    The pencil tips came in narrow and wider widths, as well. I saw several turn-down tips, and a few angled cuts. I found one really cool chrome angular tip with an oval opening shape that probably came from a J.C Whitney-type catalog.

    I seem to remember that the flat exhaust deflectors were popular in the fifties (I grew up in NY), but didn't see any in the pics.

    But the most popular per the pics? Rusty exhaust pipe!
     
  16. Crazy Legs
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    Question, when or what era was straight cut off megaphones were used?
     
  17. Big thanks on that Dave. I've raced in Bradenton a few times, fun stuff but long tow.
     
  18. atomickustom
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    Do you think those Patriot tips are really 2.125" or is it a typo and they're really 2.25"? I have 2.25 tailpipes and I'd sure like a set of those tips if they'd fit! (My tailpipes show, so I can't just reduce them down to a smaller diameter without it looking really odd.)
     
  19. BLUDICE
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    These came off a Harley that burned up in a garage fire.
     

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  20. Atomic the patriot tips

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  21. raprap
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    I guess I'm not what some people would call Traditional. I have 6" stainless steel echo cans on the back of my '40 coupe. Are they traditional, no but are they intimadating, get lots of comments, and loud, yes.

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  22. bobwop
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  23. hendo0601
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    I can get pencil tips in either chrome plated or stainless steel sizes from 1 3/4" - 3" if anyone is interested. I can actually get you any tip, not just pencil...I can get angle cut, rolled angle cut, cowbell, chevy (bowtie) symbol...just shoot me a PM and we can go from there:)

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  24. Twice pipes!!

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