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    Default Its the little details....

    ...that sometimes can drive you nutz!

    Ever have a time where you get your car straightened out and she sounds AMAZING!....except....you hear this metallic rattling like something is loose or banging against the exhaust? You've got your ride sounding MEAN! as you cruise thru the car show looking for a spot to park so someone come over and tell you how badass your ride sounds as it shakes the pavement below you only to have someone say, "hey whats that rattle?" You just want to hide under your dash.

    So a month or so ago I added an H pipe and some 40 series Flowmasters and the sound was as sexy as a big block V8 can purr, BUT a very loud rattle developed and it would cause a slow burn in the pit of my stomach as I searched and searched and scoured the underside of the car with no andwer to be found.....until today!

    As you may know on long tube headers, the four primary tubes flow down the side of the block towards the back of the engine and "collect" together into one single pipe that connects to the rest of the exhaust going back. Well it seems at some time in this cars life, someone dropped an allen wrench from the top of the engine never to be found until today. there it lay in between the four collected pipes and had wedged itself in silence until a month ago when a simple change was made to ultimately improve the sound of the GTO only to drive me batty for the last 30 days.. A butter knife was used to dislodge the wrench and it has been added to the garage "WTF" drawer in the tool box. THIS is the stuff that starts as frustration and ends in a chuckle and a good story to share with all.

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    You are correct it's the little things. Glad you found yours.

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    I'm with you on that, its those little rattles and quirky noises that drives you nuts only to find them at a way later date and say to yourself I can't believe that's what it was (most of the time)........

    But its good times when you do figure it all out.

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    Sounds like a fair amount of time under the car to find that one!
    Always keep em smokin,,,,then let er drift!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justa6 View Post
    Sounds like a fair amount of time under the car to find that one!
    Between that and me restoring the undercarriage and bottom of the floorboards I practically live under the car these days.

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    :o nice find!


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