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My 71 came with a complete 3/2 headers, Abarth system with 2 resonators. It's a little quiet for me. I like it scavenging loud but not too loud, some droning acceptable, popping backfiring is fine as I think it's sexy. What are my options? I hate to cut the Abarth system if someone could use it. I am leaning towards twice pipes and if needed I will resort to adding a mid muffler. Thanks
 
 
12/71 2.6 block E88 heads triple weber 3/2 Abarth Tokico 1-3/4 sways

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I put MSA's ceramic header and Premium 2.5" exhaust on both my Zs and am very happy with the sound of both.  My 280 had a bad drone on the interstate so I had a $20 muffler shop resonator put in and it's perfect to me.  Their clamps are cheap and will rust over pretty quick so I bought some from the muffler shop for my 240.  I don't know what they're made of but those haven't shown any rust so far.

That 2.5" is pretty loud under load and has a screaming sound at high rpms.  The 240 reminds me of a motorcycle with an aftermarket pipe, it's a "screamer". LOL

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I have been around several MSA header & exhaust systems and in all but one the owners came back for a resonator install.
There has to be s lot of members here who have them and it would be interesting to hear their experience.


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Thanks. I am very particular. I am trying to relive that full ANSA (single resonator midway with glasspack tips) music default_laugh.png

 

 

12/71 kilimanjaro white, 2.6 block E88 heads triple weber 3/2 Abarth Tokico 1, 3/4 sways, custom rollbar

 

 

 

 

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I had the MSA header and 2 1/2" exhaust on my car, and I also ended up installing a straight through sausage muffler as a resonator right after the header. It was just too loud for me on the highway without the extra muffler. They really should offer that as an option.

 

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Have you looked into Zstory systems. You can find Sean here he is member.
His system had a mid system resonator and your choice of rear muffler
 
 
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Nice but sounds too modern for me.


12/71 2.6 block E88 heads triple weber 3/2 Abarth Tokico 1-3/4 sways

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WHATEVER you do - don't waste your time running duals all the way back - its loud and exotic sounding and a waste of weight and money

 

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WHATEVER you do - don't waste your time running duals all the way back - its loud and exotic sounding and a waste of weight and money       

 

  

 

So not twice pipes but you have dual exhaust. Anyway sounds great. Just about to pull the trigger on twice pipes.

 

12/71 2.6 block E88 heads triple weber 3/2 Abarth Tokico 1-3/4 sways

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Not sure what you call my system - split pipe might be right Cliff. 

Mine does sound a bit different than a lot of 'twice pipes' I've heard . I doubt if anyone has the exact combo of mufflers too. I do think the pipes being separated on my car attribute to the difference in sound . 

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How about a Sebring Tuning muffler set-up? Jim Cook Racing history and a great sound! I have had one on my street Z for over 10 years and it is awesome (to me that is - everyone else might think it's too loud)

Not sure why an L-series engine wouldn't sound good with dual/twice pipes. I run both open and Supertrapp duals (sound limits)

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For someone looking under your car or just the exhaust tip?

You can put a period correct looking tip on a ST muffler.

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Sorry, but I'm lost. I don't understand all of the distinctions being made with the terms above.

Duals
Duals all the way to the back
Twice pipes
Split pipe

I understand that all of these options eventually end up with two tips sticking out the rear of the car, but how many mufflers are used, and where does the separation between the two sides start?    :huh:

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Okay, let's try and keep this simple.

You can have twin exhaust outlets (tips)  and use one muffler or you can have a single exhaust leading to two mufflers but these aren't a dual exhaust set-up.

A true dual exhaust is split from the cylinder head itself. which in a V6 or V8 is very simple as you just plumb the pipes from each side back.

A straight 6 requires the cylinder exhaust ports (1-2-3 & 4-5-6) to be plumbed separately back to an individual muffler.

A crossover  "X" can also be installed to equalize back pressure.

Stock L-series engine don't have enough HP to make a true dual exhaust set-up worthwhile.

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If you really want an exhaust you want your car to sound like, take your car to an exhaust shop with a mandrel bending machine and a welder. They will ask you what you want it to sound like and how loud you want it and weld exactly what you want for about $350.


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2 hours ago, Hodgimus-maximus said:

If you really want an exhaust you want your car to sound like, take your car to an exhaust shop with a mandrel bending machine and a welder. They will ask you what you want it to sound like and how loud you want it and weld exactly what you want for about $350.


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Problem is I want the 80's Ansa sound and I just don't think it can be replicated by any system. Thanks

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Well your Abarth system is as close to Ansa duals as your going to get .

I actually went as far as contacting Ansa and talked to Mike ( I believe) who has been at Ansa since Datsun systems were around. He basically said that he would make a run of Ansa exhausts if someone could bring in an exhaust to replicate . 

The original dyes are whatever was used burned up in Europe many years ago , so he would have to copy a system .

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I'll drive with the Abarth for a bit but I see myself going for twice pipes. Might be a bit loud but I believe the glasspack tips is a piece of the formula needed.

 

 

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Run 2.5 inch piping to a zstory jdm style muffler, no resonator. You won't be disappointed

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Thanks. You read my mind. I didn't want to cut out my rear valance so retracted my twice pipes order and went with the 2.5 inch system instead. Plan B was to replace the turbo muffler with the zstory one.


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