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Kit Sullivan
05-27-2007, 12:53 PM
OK, with the new transmission in, the car is back to running great again.

250 miles before the tranny went out, I had a pair of hi-flow 'magnaflow' cats installed where i had previously removed the originals and put cat-less downtubes on.
Not only did the cat-less 'Flowmaster' exhaust set-up sound like crap, but all the low end power seemed to have gone on hiatus!
I guess the free-er flowing exhaust lessened the back-pressure which affected low-end boost noticeably.
The car went from a quiet and quick 'sleeper' to a slow and 'ricer'-sounding turd with one fell swoop. A $500 fell swoop at that!

So, all is well with the new cats installed again: The sound is much nicer, throttle response is back to 'snappy', and the car will just annihilate the tires off the line again! Just the way I like it!
Even with the new tires on it (Kumho 235/16/60s), it has no problem melting them down with some heavy pressure on the loud pedal.
It even has the 60s-era, squirrely 'get it sideways' a little attitude when doing 1/4 mile runs.
Using my 'Tazzo' computer, and on a 88-degree day, and with a passeneger in the car, it turned a 15.2 1/4 mile time. Not bad for a relatively stock 'smogger' from the 90s!

The suspension is a little loose, so rebuilding the front and rear ends is next on the agenda.

Kit Sullivan
05-29-2007, 10:35 PM
Geez, can't drive the thing because of all the love bugs! Fresh black paint just don't like the bug-splat!

fast Ed
05-30-2007, 09:10 AM
Yes, with a stock-ish engine, having too much of a free-flowing exhaust will definitely hurt the low end torque on our cars. ;)


cheers
Ed N.

92sclikenew
05-30-2007, 09:13 AM
Yes, with a stock-ish engine, having too much of a free-flowing exhaust will definitely hurt the low end torque on our cars. ;)


cheers
Ed N.

thats why mine takes off like s*** after having no cats no res and no mufflers and only a 10% pulley flows to good but hey my hg's are in the clear for a bit..:D :D

XxSlowpokexX
05-30-2007, 01:22 PM
Yes, with a stock-ish engine, having too much of a free-flowing exhaust will definitely hurt the low end torque on our cars.


Dont I know it..my 94 is a turd

AMD[H]unter
05-30-2007, 01:54 PM
Dont I know it..my 94 is a turd

But is it a polished turd? :D

92sclikenew
05-30-2007, 10:43 PM
unter;637879']But is it a polished turd? :D

i couldn't help it but :p :p :p :p lol