Author Topic: Battery and exhaust pipe questions for 69 GT350 Auto, AC, ps,pb, built 1-8-69  (Read 706 times)

SChatman

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Question about what battery people have had good luck with, Iíve got the cover to go on top with the red caps but Iím looking for opinions. Also, does the H pipe insert into the exhaust pipe or vice versa? The exhaust I got from Branda four years ago and finally am putting on has the same size pipe so Iím going to have use an expander, they say the H Pipe goes into the exhaust pipe but itís hard to tell from the assembly guide and I want to make sure.
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Question about what battery people have had good luck with, Iíve got the cover to go on top with the red caps but Iím looking for opinions. Also, does the H pipe insert into the exhaust pipe or vice versa? The exhaust I got from Branda four years ago and finally am putting on has the same size pipe so Iím going to have use an expander, they say the H Pipe goes into the exhaust pipe but itís hard to tell from the assembly guide and I want to make sure.
Thanks
It is hard to say how the after market exhaust is supposed to go given that the Branda exhaust is far from original. Logically If you have a choice make it so that the H pipe goes inside the intermediate pipe so that you don't have a bad exhaust leak at the union. It is the same principle that you run flue pipe connections on your furnace.
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I've been using a AGM reproduction autolite battery for 7 years, and it is still working great.  They aren't cheap at $350, but work great if you keep a trickle charger on them in winter.  Virginia mustang provided mine.

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Virginia Mustang will have batteries in stock in September. Precision Exhaust is best for price, fit and original spec.
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Thanks guys, I should have been asking these questions 4 years ago when I bought the exhaust but I wasnít in SAAC at the time. I should have been.   

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Bob is correct.  The intermediate pipes should go over the H-pipe outlet.  Your H-pipe should be 2-1/4 inches reduced to 2-1/8 inches where it goes into the resonator intermediate pipes.  The forward resonator pipes (intermediate) should be 2-1/4 inch slightly expanded to go over the 2-1/8 H-pipe outlet.  Original Ford H-pipe and resonator pipes had alignment tabs and slots.  The pipes that go into the muffler are 2-inch.  And the pipes that go out of the muffler are two inch.  And the tailpipes need an adapter to go to 2-1/4 inch where it goes into the collector.

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Scott's exhaust systems fit like a glove with no adjustments.  :)

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This is how the original slot/alignment tab would have been in the H-pipe/resonator pipes.  There should also be factory flats of the H-pipe just ahead of the outlets.  You can see them in this photo.

Scott