[DML] Re: Misleading advice...
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Getting back to the post that started this thread (before you all derailed it):

No one can deny that a gigantic muffler across the back of the car precludes using a socket wrench to turn the engine during valve adjustments. There are ways around that (including pushing your car all over the garage), but I think substituting dual mufflers mounted somewhere else is a better long term solution, not just for access but also to avoid heat damage to the engine and fascia.

And yes, I think proper dual exhaust is an "upgrade."

Bill Robertson
#5939



--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Marc Levy <malevy_nj@...> wrote:
>
> I was thinking the same thing.  I have worked on a number of early 1980's cars, with carburetors AND catalytic converters.  Those cars also had a massive web of vacuum lines, and wires (O2 sensors that would adjust the carburetor), and most that I can think of also had air pumps to keep the Catalytic converters working properly.
> 
> Once again, when you own a car you are free to do with it as you wish (even if the law says otherwise)-  but is it irresponsible to be advising others that these modifications are somehow an "upgrade". 
> 
> 
> --- On Sat, 2/25/12, Harold <hmcelraft@...> wrote:
> 
> > From: Harold <hmcelraft@...>
> > Subject: [DML] Re: Advantages of Spec .01 Exhaust
> > To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Date: Saturday, February 25, 2012, 6:03 PM
> > "Don't let your personal biases
> > obscure facts."
> > 
> > You're kidding around! â?" Right?
> >  
> > 80's engines with carburetors had all sorts of timing
> > anomalies and usually an exhaust gas recirculation valve not
> > to mention a complex fuel metering system in the carbs. You
> > cannot possibly expect an engine developed with fuel
> > injection to meet California emission standards to even come
> > close to those standards again when you toss all the fuel
> > components away and do a Rube Goldberg carburetor install. 
> > 
> > It is interesting, a novelty for discussion and may even
> > work well enough to drive around. But don't try to claim it
> > is even close to meeting the design and emission
> > requirements at the original date or now. I doubt if it is
> > even possible if money were no object.
> > 
> > All you have done with your carburetor and exhaust is to
> > step backward technologically and dirty the air.
> > Congratulations!
> > 
> > Harold McElraft - 3354
> > 
> >
>




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