I don't know how far Rumson is from Toms River, but I bet Frank may be able
to better diagnose the backfire issue. If you are getting a backfire from a
bad exhaust header, you must have a HUGE leak. This would also mean you have
some valve damage, caused by the rush of cold air getting into the leak and
back flowing to the valve. Unless such a large leak exists, please seek out
a second, more knowledgeable, opinion.
On 6/24/06, Lester Ewing <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Backfire from a bad exhaust header??? That doesn't make sense to
> me. Anyone else?
> On Jun 23, 2006, at 11:51 PM, Peter Boser wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > My '59 Bugeye (with 948) backfire has been diagnosed
> > as being the need for an exhaust header gasket. The
> > car also needs an exhaust system, so I'm taking
> > recommendations - what should I get? Should I order
> > the whole deal from Victoria, do so from elsewhere, or
> > just let a local muffler shop have at it? I'm not
> > looking for an increase in power (hopeless case!),
> > would prefer it not to be loud, and don't care too
> > much about absolute originality (I have front discs,
> > for example, so reasonable upgrades don't offend me).
> > Any thoughts?
> > Oh, while I'm at it. I've never had wire wheels
> > before. Does a tire shop need special equipment,
> > supplies and/or knowledge to install new tires?
> > Thanks,
> > Pete Boser
> > Rumson, NJ