Car shows, car club, breakdowns, wrench nights, possible near death experiences, getting things fixed, and as always adventuring in the hot rod world – these things and more are what’ve been goin’ on for the past month as I’ve neglected my writing.
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When I wrote my 2010 Car Project Wish List, Get a new exhaust system on was top priority. I’m glad to report that this past week I tackled the first item on my list! I certainly can’t take the credit on this one, because I had a lot of help! B&C Industries down in Anaheim put their skill and expertise to work in crafting a top quality custom exhaust system for Studebaker, along with tons of help from Matt over at Department of Customz also.
As I’d previously explained Stude’s exhaust:
The pipes that went on my car were originally shaped for a different model Studebaker. This means I’ve got an ugly exhaust system taking a good 6” under my car’s profile – yuck! It’s also taken a good beating on the asphalt because of that, which has resulted in both mufflers been torn open! Take that and worn out Hooker headers and you’ve got crazy noise and a less-than-healthy exhaust system.
“Less-than-healthy” is an understatement. We’re talking nearly-unbearable noise, exhaust fumes pouring into the passenger area, and a slight embarrassment anytime I drove anywhere “car people” would be. (It sounded so bad that even a panhandler told me to “keep my change for Mr.Muffler-man”!!!) In short, I was exhausted. Follow along here to read more