First run! It was another long hot day at Goodall's DCL (the driveway) The trunk locked and the latch was not attached, so I had to pull the rear seat and send my brother back there like a little coal miner with a screwdriver to pop the trunk, got the popped and hooked up the wire got that sorted.
Jacked up the car to replace the downpipe and lo and behold! A complete mess! It seems the orig downpipe was hacked before the cat, then a 1 inch pipe was stuck in and welded on to a small mid mount cat the a resonator was added (still 1 inch max) then back to the toyota O.E. muffler
The downpipe with cat in the trunk a was out of some random vehicle so the previous owners obviously just planned and cutting it out and welding it back in. Well that was going to happen in the driveway. I was pissed. I didnt even know if the damn thing drove yet. So my dad based teh muffler a bit and it was obviously clogged to high hell. So i says......lets cut the pipe just before the muffler and see how it runs. Got out the sawzall and cut the pipe. Idle immediately improved. Before the sound out the exhaust was very pule laden and after the cut it became a smooth consistent tone. Car ran a little smokey but we still have leaks in the various intake tubing, super putrid stinky bad gas, and maybe (i hope not) a bad cat.
COuldnt resist the urge and ran to Kragen and got an airflow adapter, drilled it out to fit and popped a 3inch filter on it.
It was a blast to drive! Didnt get on it too much due to bad tires and bad gas. Alternator isnt charging so we have to figure that out.
Anywas it was a good day!
Enjoy the video!
1974 Celica ST 18RG "Eduardo"