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Aftermarket Questions / Re: Wilwood Calipers
« Last post by Aus78Formula on December 01, 2021, 02:00:17 AM »
Super old post, was adding info to another post but seems replies are gone, different forum. Anyone have updates on the Wilwood D52 calipers that swap straight over with stock units? Will save reposting thread. Apart from looking super pretty, the upgrade may not be noticeable for the money. Many claiming they worked great also had dodgy brakes prior. Just like the guy with the new Holley saying how much better it was than his stuffed carb.
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I have the race pro's on a '79 T/A 403 with a 2-1/2 " true dual exhaust (Thornton manifolds). They are very loud at idle, in my opinion. They probably wouldn't have bothered me 42 years ago when I had my first new '79.
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DriveTrain / Re: Any pictures of factory muffler installed in 78?
« Last post by Aus78Formula on November 28, 2021, 10:03:01 PM »
I added 2 more links. I don't have many saved that show much of use.
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DriveTrain / Re: Any pictures of factory muffler installed in 78?
« Last post by T_MAC on November 28, 2021, 09:56:22 PM »
Aus78Formula...so very much appreciated.  Very helpful!
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DriveTrain / Re: Any pictures of factory muffler installed in 78?
« Last post by Aus78Formula on November 28, 2021, 09:53:09 PM »
Not a factory exhaust but same setup by Pypes in a 77. The muffler is tilted to match the front angle of the fuel tank and away from the swaybar:

Exhaust Pypes Crossflow 77TA by Aus78Formula, on Flickr

And unrestored original:

1978 TA unrestored fuel tank by Aus78Formula, on Flickr

And on a restored '72.

https://www.gardnerexhaust.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/72firebirdtransam3.jpg

https://www.gardnerexhaust.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/72firebirdtransam2.jpg
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DriveTrain / Any pictures of factory muffler installed in 78?
« Last post by T_MAC on November 28, 2021, 09:37:26 PM »
Hi All,
I was wondering if anybody could share some pictures of how the factory muffler is positioned in a 78 TA.  I have a car that has no exhaust and an aftermarket rear sway bar and would llove to see how the factory had the single muffler in there behind the differential for planning the new exhaust.  Thanks in advance.

T_MAC
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Thanks much Aus78Formula.
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Happy Thanksgiving to you as well !
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Happy thanksgiving to All..  Hope you had a Great Day with Family and friends.
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A lot comes down to personal choice. Those with lowered cars may prefer some more ground clearance by tucking the muffler up the back. When I got my twin muffler setup it was largely because I had a new fuel tank and a rear axle swap on the way, and wanted to see them on the car when done, didn't want extra exhaust and muffler in the way. And both of those kits still require you to select a set of straight tailpipes or splitter tips to add on. I don't recall any that went on without mods, a lot of cutting and shutting and relocating the hangers to where they should be.

If I had to do it again I'd get an exhaust shop to just custom make one, they had to anyway even with the kit. Even the RacePro mufflers, the quietest they offer, seem like they are going to be far too loud. Hasn't seen the road but shakes the garage walls obnoxiously. So if it ever got on the road I can see them being replaced as well.
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