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Old 03-04-2004, 07:04 AM   #1
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Skoolie With Stacks?

Would it work?

What r the + and - Of It
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Old 03-04-2004, 09:13 AM   #2
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I'v also considered stacks at some point in my conversion. The problem is..........where to put em? Would it be attractive to have the pipes run on the outside of the bus all the way to the top??



You'd also have to change your exhause from single to double pipes



I think it would be awsome to have stacks with the little flipper on top...the one that at idle bounces open and closed with a ding ding ding sound.
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Old 03-04-2004, 10:00 AM   #3
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Stacks

Or mabey 8 Stacks coming out of the Hood or 4 off to each the side of the hood.



Is that hard on gas Consumption?
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Old 03-04-2004, 11:08 AM   #4
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You'd also have to change your exhause from single to double pipes


That's not a big deal, I was thinking of putting headers on my 345. But then I would just want an intake manifold for a 4bbl carb to go with them
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Old 03-04-2004, 10:53 PM   #5
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You would have to be careful where you place them, the exhaust gases could enter the cabin through a window or a vent. It would look like crap though having the stacks at the back.
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Old 03-05-2004, 08:58 AM   #6
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Stacks

But if you put a bigger intake- Thats more gas Comsumption, Right?

Note: I just want the Room Under the bus For Storage-Tanks-

Things like that
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Old 07-29-2004, 03:45 PM   #7
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You mean something like this?

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Not mine but it looks cool. Chrome stacks are not cheap.

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4 barrel carb does not necessarily mean greater fuel consumption. The second two barrels only open under hard acceleration. Nice to have if you need extra power for hills or passing, but a heavy foot could drop your fuel mileage. Under normal driving conditions your mileage should stay pretty much the same.

Also anything chrome is expensive.
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I watched Herbie Goes Bananas the other night and the school bus they are using to get around Panama(?) actually has stacks coming up the rear of the bus, one on each side. In fact all of the school buses in the town where they got the one they were driving had stacks like that.
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Old 12-03-2004, 07:34 PM   #10
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I want to put dual stacks out the passenger side of the bus just behind the door. Im thinking 2 5" elbows
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My Holley Economaster 4bbl gives much better mileage than the old Motorcraft 2bbls that most Fords I see use. A Rochester Q-jet or Carter Thermo-Quad will be just as good (maybe better). My friend's International Travelall saw a 2MPG boost (from 9-10 to 11-12) when he replaced his 392's old 2bbl carb with a Quadrajet.
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Since Edelbrock bought the Quadrajet line they now make compatable manifolds for most manufactureres (Ford, Dodge, etc...) so you can bolt one right on. I was thinking of doing this on my Mustang since I use Quadrajets on my stock cars and love them. Don't believe it when people say they're junk cause they got a bad wrap in the '60 when GM put crappy quality cams in their vehicles and the carb got blamed when they wouldn't run smooth. Lobes would wear right off the cams and flatted out which caused a serious lack of power and rough running. Probably more than all of you needed to know I bet. Sometimes I run on. ;)
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Hi There , My limited experience with gas mileage is that dual exhaust always provides better mileage. Bear in mind that good or great mileage is directly related to the pressure applied to the accelerator pedal by the right foot. Better breathing by the engine relates to better mileage. Some where in one of these forums is an article or two that show a tremendous increase in mileage by smoothing out the under side of the bus. That is going to be my approach. A huge amount of drag comes from the air going under your bus.

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You mean something like this?
Hey, that's a good looking rig! Thanks for the link.

It sorta looks like they'd be a little hard to see past and perhpas infringe on seeing the side mirrors. I suppose this is something you just have to do a trial fit on.
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