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Re: 86 SVO project additional questions
>I am curious as to if you ran a catalytic or not with the three inch down
The 86 SVO did NOT have a catalytic converter on it. The only exhaust on
the car was a 3" downpipe from Classic Corral $129. This pipe totally
replaces the cat section of the exhaust system. I did have it bolted back
to the stock system for about two days before I cut my rusted out mufflers
off. Interesting note is that the end of the downtube is flared down to
accept the stock 2.5" exhaust system so there is somewhat of a restriction
>Also what tires do you run and what size?
I have a set of Mickey Thompson Sportsman Pros left over from my 5.0 days.
The tires are 26X10.50-15 which actually measure closed to 27" when on the
car. I used wheels from a 94 Mustang 3.8L. Carl tried the tires and did
not have any luck with his combination but I have over 400 runs on them
with my 5.0 so I know how they work.
>What are you doing to the
>exhaust, in other words what did you purchaes from A.T.R.?
The only thing purchased from ATR was the cat-back (or no cat back in my
case) system that connects to the downpipe and continues to the back of the
car. I choose this system because of the 3" connection to the downpipe
which then splits to dual 2.5". Having installed the exhaust on the car,
the Y is very wellmade and should flow very well. I realize that the
exhaust system is probably overkill for the current street system but I do
not want to reconfigure it later plus it is heavy gauge Stainless steel.
>Lastly what cam do you run?
The cam is stock to the 86 SVO as far as I know. I did buy the car used so
there might be a chance of an aftermarket cam but I seriously doubt it.
The moter in fact has a slight rod knock at startup. The rest of the motor
including the turbo is also completely stock. I do run the TurboCoupe
Intercooler but I think the Jury is still out on this modification.
I hope this answered the questions.
Chris Roth @ work....shhhh don't tell my boss
85 SVO (Bright Red)
86 SVO (Silver Metallic)