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Title: Ouch!
Post by: Ken on November 02, 2009, 03:07:35 PM
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley11.gif) All I wanted to do was to go get some lunch, and while cranking the ignition I suddenly hear a *BAM!*
(http://board.moparts.org/ubbthreads/upload2/5582695-Nov-2-09-ohsnap002.jpg)


Title: Ouch!
Post by: Stitcherbob on November 02, 2009, 03:55:39 PM

Coulda been worse....



(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/10/backfire006afl4.jpg)


Title: Ouch!
Post by: Stitcherbob on November 02, 2009, 03:58:14 PM
Sorry to hear about that Moe.....it's always something isn't it?

(BTW that above pic is a Hemi car with original mufflers....ouch!)


Title: Ouch!
Post by: Stan Paralikis on November 03, 2009, 01:36:39 AM
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No.  That was a picture a posted a few years ago by me when I backfired my Fury.  That was a new Accurate Exhaust system with less than 500 miles. 
The sheriff came to the house a little while later because someone in the neighborhood reported a bomb going off.  True story.  (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)
Title: Ouch!
Post by: Stitcherbob on November 03, 2009, 07:16:46 AM
Wow....I saw the factory dents on the ends of the mufflers, just like Hemis had. My new ones didn't come with the dents. I forgot where that pic was from....hiding amongst the hundreds of thousands of MB in my photo file!

Title: Ouch!
Post by: Steve on November 03, 2009, 08:20:17 AM
You better find out what caused it before you replace that Muffler. . .  Dist Cap with carbon tracks, timing too far advanced, loadeding up with fuel. . .
 
Just for starters.
Title: Ouch!
Post by: Steve on November 03, 2009, 09:10:25 AM
From the looks of it, the seam on the muffler was leaking for quite a while. . .  Maybe the Seam just let go?
Title: Ouch!
Post by: Ken on November 03, 2009, 09:23:00 AM

Quote from: POLARACO
You better find out what caused it before you replace that Muffler. . .  Dist Cap with carbon tracks, timing too far advanced YUP, loadeding up with fuel YUP YUP. . .
 
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)

Title: Ouch!
Post by: Ken on November 03, 2009, 09:24:46 AM

Quote from: POLARACO
From the looks of it, the seam on the muffler was leaking for quite a while. . .  Maybe the Seam just let go?

No, it was a back-fire loud enough to set off the alarm of the Toyota that was next to me....someone though it was a shotgun going off (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley8.gif)

Title: Ouch!
Post by: Snotty on November 03, 2009, 10:08:38 AM
Same thing happened to Fogel - bet it sounded nice afterwards.  ;-)
Title: Ouch!
Post by: Steve on November 03, 2009, 10:17:02 AM
Burned valve, loading up, sticking exhaust valve, lifter, nut loose behind the wheel, and everything I mentioned above.  Maybe a bad rotor, crossed ignition wires which are leaking to each other.
 
Bob showed a picture of the mufflers on Polaraco.  That was an Accell racing coil.  Apparently my computer isn't powerful enough to drive the bigger coil.(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)
Title: Ouch!
Post by: Steve on November 03, 2009, 10:50:34 AM
Still. . .the seam had been leaking for some time.
Title: Ouch!
Post by: Ken on November 03, 2009, 01:04:58 PM
It had been leaking for a while probably from being parking in front of a house for several years before I bought it.  The guy who lived there would start the engine and let it run for 15 to 20 minutes or so.

Not bad for a 42 year old American made muffler, right?


Title: Ouch!
Post by: Steve on November 03, 2009, 02:02:48 PM
LOL
 
It aint a muffler any longer
Title: Ouch!
Post by: Ken on November 03, 2009, 02:52:34 PM
Nope, not any more.  Tomorrow I'll see a muffler shop, might be able to get a new one installed for just under $100.




Title: Ouch!
Post by: Stitcherbob on November 03, 2009, 04:13:01 PM
if you feel like layin on yer back for a self-install, NAPA sold me the Hemi mufflers at $75 a pair.....
 
 
 
 
 
stitcherbob2009-11-03 21:13:53