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Old 05-13-2015, 06:39 PM   #1
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Greetings from Atlanta-
A week or so ago, my daughter was driving my 03 and was proceeding through an intersection on a local 2 lane road. Some moron decided to pull out in front of her. She took evasive action, braking hard, and swerving onto the shoulder of grass. No damage done, right? Wrong. After singing several verses of the 4 letter serenade, she got back on the road. As she accelerated, a clatter was coming from the rear. I checked it out, and traced the racket back to the muffler. So, I took it to the local Midas where they agreed the problem was the muffler....thinking that the incident had loosened or damaged the internal baffles. After the muffler was removed, a hole about the size of a golf ball was found on the top of the muffler (side closest to the truck body). When I asked what could have caused the damage, the Midas guy told me that it could have backfired and created the hole. Could this really happen? Has anyone heard of such a thing? ANY input on this would be appreciated. Thanks-
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Old 05-13-2015, 06:45 PM   #2
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...guess anything is possiblebut in today's computer controlled vehicles it seems a bit odd...






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Back when I was in college (UNOH) there was a guy working on an old Chrysler with a 440 in it. I'm not sure what he was trying to do, but he kept cranking and cranking and cranking the engine. This went on for about 10 mins and it still wouldn't start. So he let it sit for a few got in it started cranking it again when it backfired through the exhaust, and I **** you not split the entire exhaust from the Y-pipe to the tip. It had loaded up with so much gas it wasn't even funny. It sounded like we lost half the building. So long story short, it's possible but in your case not probable. I'd venture to say it was coincidence.
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Love those old 440's they had real character. Old mufflers do burn out...
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Use to have a lot of fun when us country boys would drive the old ragged-out Ford Falcon with a six banger and smitty glasspack to the big city and go through a tunnel where people walked through from one side to the other - we would cut the key off, pump the gas like crazy to fill the muffler and then re-ignite .
Oh what great fun to watch the city dudes jump when the old Falcon farted fire.

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My cousin has a '92 Chevrolet that originally came with the 6.5 diesel. When that crapped out he dropped in a carburated 350. Went with dual flat top stacks with rain caps. He would key bomb that thing all over the place. Just obnoxious lol
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Use to have a lot of fun when us country boys would drive the old ragged-out Ford Falcon with a six banger and smitty glasspack to the big city and go through a tunnel where people walked through from one side to the other - we would cut the key off, pump the gas like crazy to fill the muffler and then re-ignite .
Oh what great fun to watch the city dudes jump when the old Falcon farted fire.

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That brings back memories.............................
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Used to do that coming home late at night in Caldwell just to wake the neighbors.

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Use to have a lot of fun when us country boys would drive the old ragged-out Ford Falcon with a six banger and smitty glasspack to the big city and go through a tunnel where people walked through from one side to the other - we would cut the key off, pump the gas like crazy to fill the muffler and then re-ignite .
Oh what great fun to watch the city dudes jump when the old Falcon farted fire.

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My cousin has a '92 Chevrolet that originally came with the 6.5 diesel. When that crapped out he dropped in a carburated 350. Went with dual flat top stacks with rain caps. He would key bomb that thing all over the place. Just obnoxious lol
Key bomb. Haven't heard that phrase in years!
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Yeah, I've heard of doing that as well. However, in the stories I've heard, the vehicle always had a carb. is this possible with fuel injection?
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