Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: East of Seattle
Welp, it has been five years since my last trip out there, so I feel like it's time to go back out to Road America again. I feel like both myself and the car have developed significantly, so I hope to make a better showing this time around. I am signed up for the Elkhart Lake Vintage Festival on September 15 at Road America. I made several friends in the Alfa camp last time, and will be pitting with them again this year.
But first, I have to repair my cracked headers, again. My exhaust system hangs low, and it keeps banging against loading ramps and what-not while I am transporting the car. Those delicate, thin walled headers absorb the impact and inevitably crack. So I took them off, and re-welded them.
To fix the issue for good, I decided to redo my exhaust system from the headers back. I sliced up the collector so that I could introduce an S-bend so that it tucks up higher and closer to the body for more ground clearance. Then I ditched my old Magnaflow muffler for a smaller glass pack. Car was too quiet anyway with that muffler. Also trimmed up the megaphone and hung it up higher.
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