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Date: Thu, 09 Oct 1997 08:09:50 -0700
From: (DaveC)
Subject: Re: Source for catalytic converter?

> I don't know how thorough the inspections are in Connecticut these days, but > what is wrong with fitting one of the generic Cats available from almost all > suppliers for less than $100 by mig welding 2-bolt flanges onto the cat as > well as in the "cut" headpipe. Obtain one made for roughly the size engine you > are mounting it to and that will fit in your application, including a simple > heat shield fabricated to protect the floor pan immediately above the cat. etc... ===== Bob: Thanks for your suggestions. I hadn't considered a "generic" solution to the cat problem. I'll check with a muffler shop to see what kind of cat they can provide. The previous owner went that route and (probably unbeknownst to her) the "mechanic" welded a single-inlet cat to the dual down-pipes (using a 2-into-1 adapter). When I bought the car from her daughter, she said that the "car had lost a lot of power" around the time the cat was replaced. No wonder. A dual inlet / dual outlet cat is what I need. I'll look for a "generic" type. Thanks. Enjoy, Dave -- Dave Carpenter Sound Logic

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