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Starting a minor restoration.
« on: March 09, 2013, 08:20:17 PM »
Hello,


I'm over 50 and want to relive my childhood. Okay, just my first car anyway. So, I just bought a car like my first car... a '73 coupe with a 2000cc engine.


The exhaust system has been changed some over the years. I'd like to replace it with the correct parts and brackets. Where can I find official diagrams, photos, or parts lists for it?


I'm guessing it never came with a resinator, but given the sound, I'm thinking of adding one.


Thoughts?


Kevin

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Re: Starting a minor restoration.
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2013, 09:15:36 PM »
Hello Kevin!
 
What all do you need?  I think I have the brackets and other things you may need for your '73
 
 
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Re: Starting a minor restoration.
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2013, 01:18:03 PM »
Hello Kevin!
 
What all do you need?  I think I have the brackets and other things you may need for your '73
Thanks for the response. I may check on what you have.
For now, I'd just like to have photos to know where the brackets go and what the pipes look like. The muffler, on my car, needs replacing and there are missing brackets. Also, the pipe is rubbing the back axel.
I'll be getting the car repainted this summer, but I need to replace some engine components also. So, is there a book or service manual that you may recommend that shows how everything came from the factory?
Thanks,
Kevin

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Re: Starting a minor restoration.
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2013, 01:33:38 PM »
From Ford parts book.
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Re: Starting a minor restoration.
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2013, 01:37:53 PM »
Thanks, Ricpinto.
That's what I was looking for. Now, I just need to find out how messed up my current system is.  :)
Cutelitlputtpu tt, I may be checking back with you soon.
Thanks again,
Kevin

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Re: Starting a minor restoration.
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2013, 01:50:41 PM »
 I've not been able to find any aftermarket parts, however all the major pieces are shown to be(very limited) available NOS.
 The only part I could get a price on without making a phone call was the 'tail spout' $12.00 (+ ship) at Miller Obsolete.
 Going by the parts book '74 was the first to use a resonator. Both W & WO were shown.
 If you want more info on where the parts are located, PM me.
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« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2013, 05:41:48 PM »
i have a nos system. the down pipe, the one piece pipe to the muffler, the muffler. pm me know if you are interested. i am in pa.
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Re: Starting a minor restoration.
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2013, 09:01:46 PM »
Find a quality local muffler shop and get a custom system run. make sure their bender doesnt use wrinkle bends and all is well. you could take the  above printout and they can replicate the exact factory routing if you wish.  aluminized pipe of any size you select so you can step up from the factory 1 7/8ths to 2 1/4 ish easy., you can put in a short stainless flex joint and use a modern chambered muffler for nice sound plus the added benefit of having it all welded instead of clamped for leak prevention.  flowmasters, walkers and dynomax are all nice.  Unless you are going for a concours correct resto you get more for your money in the aftermarket and a good shop will have brackets and make sure it's well supported. the 2.0 still has lots of speed parts around new and used and it is often easier to just upgrade things like the carb, ignition, exhaust etc than it's worth to seek out original replacement parts. the resonator will give it more bass overall
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