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DuWayne Ladner

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Re: Factory Chambered Exhaust-69’ 396
« Reply #30 on: May 05, 2023, 01:22:22 PM »
Thanks CamaroNut and X66 714 for ya response. To CamaroNut, no not your supplier, but will just say the initials of my vendor is GU and they’re trying, sent and email with a review invoice but have not seen it. Hey X66, that’s also my X code on my car with a 02D build date. So my system is complete, from head pipes to outlet pipes. With a question to the vendor(Pending), if you advertise STAINLESS STEEL, charge for SS, then shouldn’t the system, whole system be SS? Mine’s only the Chambered part is I assume 308 stainless, can’t get a magnet to hook. I am about fed up with a lot of so called Camaro vendors whose bulk of items are of Far East sourcing? So glad I am about 95 percent complete on my restoration.  Thanks Guy’s.

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Re: Factory Chambered Exhaust-69’ 396
« Reply #31 on: May 05, 2023, 02:12:51 PM »
DuWayne, depending on the quality of the restoration you're doing, it will require lots of research & lots more money. At 157k miles on my car, I still have 90% of my original system. It has a NOS muffler from years back & 1 repair. If I had to do it I would only purchase from Gardner. I almost did but was able to save the original system so it would look good, not great, but good for MCACN.....Joe
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Re: Factory Chambered Exhaust-69’ 396
« Reply #32 on: June 02, 2023, 06:02:12 PM »
Some stainless steel is magnetic and some is not.  Here's an online article on this by Scientific American: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-dont-magnets-work-on/

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Re: Factory Chambered Exhaust-69’ 396
« Reply #33 on: June 03, 2023, 03:23:16 PM »
Thanks bowtie68iho, have saved this article to my notes. I am in a repair part time business where I handle a lot of stainless steel to brass and actually do a good bit of soldering the stainless to the brass. Of course use 45 percent silver solder and some 56 per cent. Do know the classes of Stainless, and none of my Stainless magnetizes. My biggest problem is with these vendors of Camaro parts advertising their products as stainless steel with no disclaimers. But I’m over it now, just gonna try and finish my exhaust off. Just recently got stung again, ordering 2 turbo mufflers from a major vendor, name starts with a “J”, advertised as stainless steel, bought as stainless steel, paid for as stainless steel, and there is nothing stainless steel about them at all. But you know what, my spending on this project is about to come to a halt.

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Re: Factory Chambered Exhaust-69’ 396
« Reply #34 on: July 04, 2023, 07:09:20 PM »
My X66 hasn't chewed asphalt in 33 years. Awesome that yours is getting close.Enjoy driving it. Drive it as often as you can. Good luck

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Re: Factory Chambered Exhaust-69’ 396
« Reply #35 on: July 04, 2023, 07:46:30 PM »
Just remember any stainless that is a 400 series has more iron in it.  300 does not.