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I need some ideas on how to add mufflers to my fenderwell headers on my 56 150. Can anybody post some pics? Also, has anyone tried the 3-disk Car Chemistry header inserts in their fenderwell headers with a turnout tip?
 

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Look at the Sanderson Headers. They sell and nice adapter thing that bolts to the end of your fenderwells. The other end can be capped so you can remove 3 bolts and have open headers and there is a pipe welded to the middle of the adapter where you can run to your current exhaust. Also check out 2 Loose's web page as he has a sweet fenderwell exhaust hook up using remote opening collectors so he can go fully open with a click of the switch!
 

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I need some ideas on how to add mufflers to my fenderwell headers on my 56 150. Can anybody post some pics? Also, has anyone tried the 3-disk Car Chemistry header inserts in their fenderwell headers with a turnout tip?
Thought about using those inserts, haven't done it yet. My collectors are slip on and don't have flanges. Currently running them open. I like the sweet music they make.
 

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Probably a little too loud and sweet. I had heard of a story about a guy with a 55 that had the CC inserts with turnouts. A police officer had pulled up alongside him and noticed that he had these open looking headers, but did'nt write him a ticket because it was'nt too loud. don't know if this is true or not.
 

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Probably a little too loud and sweet. I had heard of a story about a guy with a 55 that had the CC inserts with turnouts. A police officer had pulled up alongside him and noticed that he had these open looking headers, but did'nt write him a ticket because it was'nt too loud. don't know if this is true or not.
As long as you're not being "stoopid" I think the police will leave you alone if you run open headers. I have cutouts on mine had them open and was sitting at a stop light, it is loud, louder when accelerating, and the cam gives it a definite rumble/lope, when a patrol car pulled alongside me the cop just gave me a grin and thumbs up. We were side by side when we left the light...
 

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I once tried a set of the 3 disc Car Chemistry diffusers on a stout big block Corvette with side dumps and unless you took a reading with a decibel meter,
I couldn't detect a difference using them.

Those suckers did not make a bit of difference as far as I could tell, neighbors still summoned the cops everytime I pulled the car out of the garage to do something to it.

I wound up taking them off since they didn't make it any quieter, your results however may vary.

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I once tried a set of the 3 disc Car Chemistry diffusers on a stout big block Corvette with side dumps and unless you took a reading with a decibel meter,
I couldn't detect a difference using them.

Those suckers did not make a bit of difference as far as I could tell, neighbors still summoned the cops everytime I pulled the car out of the garage to do something to it.

I wound up taking them off since they didn't make it any quieter, your results however may vary.

Gibby
My friend Rob tried them on his T bucket...same thing not much difference...he pulled them off and just runs open headers now
 

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I don't have a lot nice to say about the fit of my Sanderson headers- you can do a search and find my posts on the subject.

Having said that, the Sanderson collectors are the best collectors I've seen for fenderwell headers. They've got a very slick deflector built into the block off plate to help exhaust flow.

The first picture is about the best pic I have of the exhaust routing. From the collector the exhaust actually routes towards the front of the car a bit. The frame bends upward there and I routed the exhaust under the bend to increase ground clearance. From there the exaust routes normally towards the back of the car.



Here's some pics of the collectors:



 
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