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I have my old exhaust pipes wired up, and outta the way until I get to the muffler shop tomorrow, but they have moved around a tad during my romps in the country :-D and I wanted to know about how much of the trumpets should be through the valance?


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Dan, there's a lot of debate on this, and I've seen everything from tips sunk inside the valance to sticking 6" outside the valence, with everyone insisting theres is "correct". In my opinion, based on lots of observation and discussion with experts, the top of the trumpet should be approximately flush with the top edge of the valence trim ring. This places the bottom of the trumpet a couple inches past the bottom of the trim ring, as the valence curves inward. This is how I did mine, and I think they look perfect (except the one that lost it's slats, see my posts below).

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The system was designed such that when assembled back in 65-66, the trumpets were centered and stuck out "per spec". Mine are out a bit farther than Charles but I like them that way. A little hard to see in the pic but I don't have anything better at the moment.

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