Hi Shannon and Keith,,I think Waldron’s had all of the sheet metal pipe parts including Ram head pipes with the welded elbows on them. We just did an F convert, all this sorv ced from them.. Nice stuff. . On ram cars , there are no ¼ tubes? I think he means either the cast elbows or the ~3/4” - 1” diameter loose metal pipe from the head pipe to underside of ram..which Waldron’s must have too. The elbows are getting hard to get. Stainless is 75-100k + mile stuff. I doubt any of our cars will be driven that much now, in salt , rain etc too. Hard to justify stainless..? Looks nice though…
Critical thing really on stock exhaust on 60-61 ram is that the two exhaust heat riser valves are freely turning in the manifold bearings and the heat opening springs are working right. There is an almost characteristic rattle on 60-61 ram cars caused by those at idle when free , open and hot. If stuck shut(which is how they DO stick, at rest ) ALL the exhaust goes under the carb when engine still hot, it can melt the aluminum floor of ram under that carb. Been there. Try and tune that up…..
For the exhaust I would definitely go to Waldron's. He may even have the patterns already engineered for the F convert. You'll have to check. Phone 269.467.7185.
For the the heat tube, I think it may take 1/4" flex copper tubing. You can buy the white cloth covering if it takes that, or I may have some for you if you can't find it.
We are doing what hopefully will be a near-Concourse restoration on our 300F convertible. We are not striving for perfection with respect to judging, but are trying to avoid doing anything obvious which might ultimately negatively affect the value of the car. However, we would like to make the car very drivable and last a long time.
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