Exhaust Install – ’53 Chevy 3100 Project Rascal Build Thread #5

Pat at Mach 1 Muffler helped finish out the exhaust system this week with a beautiful install of 2 1/2″ pipes that route exhaust from the headers down to the new stainless steel oval MagnaFlow 11226 mufflers. The exhaust is finished off with some 2 1/2″ chrome pencil tips. Beefy. (Here’s post #1 if you’re not caught up yet.)










We’re just a few weeks away from the wire-and-fire part! We will post up some videos to show what the exhaust sounds like.


Build Thread Update: Post #6


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  • daninpasadena 4 years ago

    I’m very interested in hearing how your truck performs and how happy you are with it? I notice you are on the “other” forum for ’47-’59 Chevy trucks but haven’t posted there in months. I’m there too.

    My ‘55.2 big window has an LQ4 6.0, 4L85e & Mustang 8.8 rear end but hasb’t been started yet. Do you know if yours is an LQ4 or an LQ9? I THINK my rearend is 2.73 which should give me pretty decent mileage but I wonder how much it may lack performance because of it? I notice you said yours has 3.43’s in it. Mine is being torn down this week for blasting/powdercoating the frame. YOu said you used gloss, i am planning semi but wonder if you could post pictures here or on the other site that shows the finish up close? Really admire your truck. Best, Dan

    • evan daninpasadena 4 years ago

      Hi @DaninPasadena and thanks for the nice words about my truck! Sounds like yours is sweet as well. I’d love to see some photos! To answer your questions, my engine is actually an L96 6.0 engine out of a 2014 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD. It’s got the aluminum heads, but an iron block. I haven’t actually started the truck yet, so I can’t yet comment on the exhaust, rear end performance, or anything engine related. I actually powder coated the suspension parts black, as you can see here. Let me know if you have any questions, let me know! I’d be happy to chat about them, and I’d love to see your truck too!