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Old 08-13-2018, 06:47 PM   #21
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Here is our church bus with rerouted exhaust.

It is a rear engine so there were not a lot of alternatives.

Erm the more I look into it, the more I think I like your idea of angling it out in front of the rear wheels. Maybe even pointing down toward the road? Seems simpler and it should alleviate the problem of the soot on our toad, without some elaborate stack.

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Here is our church bus with rerouted exhaust.

It is a rear engine so there were not a lot of alternatives.
That's so cool!
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Old 08-13-2018, 06:53 PM   #23
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i ran my exhaust right behind the frt fender..


WOW! Now thats^ a cool rig!
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Old 08-13-2018, 08:15 PM   #24
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Just wish I had room for that air cleaner. I am trying to build a slightly smaller version as we speak.
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Just wish I had room for that air cleaner. I am trying to build a slightly smaller version as we speak.
Build something that I can copy for my shorty!
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Old 08-13-2018, 08:49 PM   #26
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Hey! I'm workin' on it!
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Old 08-13-2018, 09:42 PM   #27
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i wouldn't mind a smaller version also... mine is oil bath system built of parts from trucks built in the 60's and 70's (what i had laying around).. a few modern up-dates (dry element sir filter) would be nice
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Old 08-13-2018, 09:48 PM   #28
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Just wish I had room for that air cleaner. I am trying to build a slightly smaller version as we speak.
I've got an air filter that came off one of our big compressors at work......yours if you can use it. It's about 12-14" diameter and the same in height. It's heavy duty....weighs about 10 pounds. I was going to make a lamp out of it, but it's really too heavy for that.
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Old 08-14-2018, 02:02 AM   #29
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Another straight pipe variant



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Old 08-14-2018, 08:23 AM   #30
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The stacks are cool looking, but extending a stack out the back of a front engine bus is adding more back pressure purely for looks. As in, it serves little purpose.



As was mentioned, the exhaust routing over the rear axles is usually a mess. All those bends increase resistance and gather heat. Top that off with road spray and that's where rust holes are likely to form. Exiting before the rear axle is about as direct an exhaust route as you could practically hope for on a front engine bus.

The front-engine exception is Whiskey Runner's badass bus That one is nice because it has the space up front to run a stack without having it stick out the side and block the mirrors.
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Old 08-14-2018, 09:26 AM   #31
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Thanks PL...still too big around.
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Old 08-16-2018, 03:14 PM   #32
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I removed the muffler and got rid of the over the axle portion of the exhaust. I came out the right side with a stainless tip.





As far as air filter mod, I turned mine 90 deg. when I relocated the entry. I then made a door frame to fit and modified the old battery box door for access. I no longer have to crawl under the bus to service the air filter. It improved my ground clearance, access to service the engine and gets the intake higher off the ground as well.








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Old 08-16-2018, 04:14 PM   #33
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I LOVE the whiskey-runner exhaust... thats BIG-RIGGIN!!! i dig it!
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Old 08-17-2018, 06:59 AM   #34
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So what I gather from this info, I'd be best off to reroute the exhaust on my CE in front of the rear axle?

I plan on rerouting it to free up room on the back passenger side for storage. I
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Old 08-17-2018, 10:48 AM   #35
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That's where I put mine. Comes out right in front of the driver side rear wheels. Had to go up and over the driveshaft but did not want it pointed at the curb-side camp area in case I ever want to idle the engine while parked.



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Old 08-17-2018, 11:44 AM   #36
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Heres mine, 4" inside a 5" pipe routed straight up with no muffler, 5" has no seams & runs from eng compartment to roof, Airscoop forces cooling air between inner & outer pipes
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Old 08-17-2018, 01:45 PM   #37
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How about some old school side pipes? Didn't John Force or somebody do that?
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Old 08-17-2018, 10:45 PM   #38
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Oooooooh! Really long "lake pipes" would be very cool on a bus!
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Old 08-18-2018, 12:08 PM   #39
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I like the way you think Tango.....
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Old 08-18-2018, 02:10 PM   #40
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Somebody...please...PhotoShop this!
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