So here's the story, back around 2004 or 2005 I was at the end of my lucrative manual labor career and was getting ready to make a change. I had purchased this 71 ford Thunderbird Hardtop a few years previous and, after a few years of being unable to work on it, it had degraded till the point it wasn't fit to be used in my new career. so it was parked. Now, after a few years, I am able to pull it back outta the tree line and attempt to resurrect it. This blog will follow along with the progress from rust bucket hoopty to a (once again) nice ride.

Friday, November 16, 2007

It's exhausting

The mufflers and truly the entire exhaust system on this Thunderbird was rotten. I had thought about only having done what was missing. For a while. I did eventually decide to have a completely new exhaust system created.

The first place I called (Midas) didn't have a bender on site and would have to get a kit shipped to them to install. No thanks.. The second place I called did have a bender on site but using it wasn't something that he did very often and so he wasn't comfortable providing me service. Kens Auto Service however did recommend me to Green Muffler and Brake Shop. I called Green and talked with John there and he wasn't afraid at all. We talked briefly about what I was looking for in terms of gauge, diameter and mufflers etc. He wanted to make a call to see if there was a kit available and called me back within a few minutes with a quote for a custom bent and welded system since there was no prefabbed kit available.

The system includes the heaviest(OEM type) pipe, the 'H' pipe, two high performance Magnaflow 11225 mufflers and two new exhaust donuts.

I drove the Bird across town to Green Muffler and Brake Shop on Wednesday morning, paid the tab at noon on Friday, and picked it up after work on Friday. The total came to $499.29.. Money well spent.

It sounds better than it did.


Anonymous said...

Does the muffler shop know about your blog.

Admin said...

I mentioned it to the shop manager but he didn't ask further what the address of it was.

Anonymous said...

Cool to learn that Green's is still in business after all these years. They installed pipes, etc on my first car -- a 1964 Ford Galaxie 500XL -- over 30 years ago. My how time flies!

-- Patrick Saylor
St. Simons Island, GA