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« Reply #15 on: February 07, 2014, 03:10:20 PM »

Are stainless steel systems supposed to be magnetic? The seller is having his doubts...he says a magnet will stick to every part he puts it on, plus he says it is very very heavy. Your thoughts are needed guys. This system is in Van Nuys too and UPS whats over $300.00 to ship it.

It depends upon 'the stainless' whether it's magnetic or not (wiki says most SS is magnetic).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stainless_steel

I shipped an original NOS chambered system a year ago from Alabama to Washington state, and the shipping cost was in that same ballpark, but I also built and shipped it inside a wooden crate, which made it even heavier (and I insured it for more than $2000)..  Smiley

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« Reply #16 on: February 07, 2014, 03:33:34 PM »

I believe 400 series stainless is magnetic and 300 series is not, unless certain machining is perforned on it such as threads and such.

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400 series has little to no nickel in it which makes it magnetic and is also cheaper in price to produce.  300 series has more nickel and is in turn non magnetic and cost is increased due to the nickel content.  I would say the exhaust is 400 series stainless.  400 will rust; or oxidize, if not cared for over time.
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« Reply #17 on: February 07, 2014, 03:36:39 PM »

Stuff it in a greyhound bus, and you can probably ship it station to station for less than 100 bucks.
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« Reply #18 on: February 07, 2014, 03:47:10 PM »

How does grey hound work with items like that? I found a floor jack in texas that I want to buy, but have no great way to get. The handle is complex to remove so the seller does not want to take it off. thanks
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« Reply #19 on: February 07, 2014, 03:47:39 PM »

I believe 400 series stainless is magnetic and 300 series is not, unless certain machining is perforned on it such as threads and such.

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400 series has little to no nickel in it which makes it magnetic and is also cheaper in price to produce.  300 series has more nickel and is in turn non magnetic and cost is increased due to the nickel content.  I would say the exhaust is 400 series stainless.  400 will rust; or oxidize, if not cared for over time.

Yes, I worked in the food service equipment industry here in Clayton/Smyrna Delaware, Eagle Group/Metal Masters, for 20 years and that is something I learned early on in 1984. The seller is saying the system is magnetic anywhere he sticks a magnet so he has his doubts now. One thing he says is it is very very heavy. So now I am clueless.
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« Reply #20 on: February 07, 2014, 05:54:23 PM »

Anyone recognize this stamping? IMCO???

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« Reply #21 on: February 07, 2014, 08:18:43 PM »

Aluminized exhaust


http://www.imcoweb.com/


At least that is what I come up with from my detective work.. Huh
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« Reply #22 on: February 07, 2014, 08:51:27 PM »

I was on that site earlier this evening and couldn't find a thing on this exhaust except for a cherrybomb exhaust #9008.
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« Reply #23 on: February 07, 2014, 09:15:41 PM »

My guess is its private labeled.
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« Reply #24 on: February 07, 2014, 10:15:38 PM »

I had a gardner chambered system on my black rs/z and to me it had an unpleasant tone so I installed a gardner transverse system and I'm very happy. However on my 69 SS L34 car I replaced the original chambered with a gardner chambered system and it seems the 396 has a better tone. That reminds me I need to sell my small block gardner chambered system which has been sitting in my basement for 9 yrs.


I also had Chambered Exhaust (original)on an L34 396, except it was on a '69 Chevelle, and I too liked the sound.  But over the years I have come to realize that "Big Block" Chevy's have a deeper tone than smalblocks.  You can achieve that "deeper tone" with certain systems.  I have a PYPES 2 1/2 in. Crossflow system behind Headers on my 67 with 327, and I love it.
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« Reply #25 on: February 07, 2014, 10:17:06 PM »

My guess is its private labeled.

IMCO factory is in Loudon, TN  Darrell..  not too far from you..  a bit SE of Knoxville...
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« Reply #26 on: February 07, 2014, 11:19:33 PM »

As is Cherry Bomb.  More than likely owned by the same parent company.
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« Reply #27 on: February 08, 2014, 08:53:23 AM »

How does grey hound work with items like that? I found a floor jack in texas that I want to buy, but have no great way to get. The handle is complex to remove so the seller does not want to take it off. thanks

http://www.busfreighter.com/faq.html

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http://www.shipgreyhound.com/e/pages/Home.aspx
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« Reply #28 on: February 08, 2014, 05:12:24 PM »

http://www.sweet-thunder.com/camaro.html
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« Reply #29 on: February 08, 2014, 06:42:00 PM »

To be honest the seller has his doubts about the system being SS now. I googled IMCO and really didn't find anything that would indicate WHERE this system came from and as Darrell stated it's probably a private label. I'm thinking it is an aluminized steel system but will know more when it gets shipped to me. Rick's system goes for around $700.00, same for others I looked at, ebay has them for around $570.00 with hangers. So whatever it turns out to be, I still think I got a deal.
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