muffler mystery

pippo

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People,

87 sunbird GT non turbo, muffler is rotted, and wondering if our mufflers come with the "tailpipe" welded on. A few suppliers said they have no such tailpipe as separate. When I look at the rear end of the muffler the back end of the muffler is so rotted out that whatever pipe stuck out fell of, so I cant tell what was back there. But there MUST be a tailpipe because the back end of the muffler is too far behind the line of the bumper. Anyone have any info on this/or supply a picture of what it should be like would be great!
 

92 Sunbird LE

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Here is my 92 with the factory muffler, if you go to www.rockauto.com you can see the selection. Most single outlet mufflers do require a tail pipe extension.

Doug in P.R. :cool:
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pippo

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Thanks, people. So helpful. So turned out I got one from AZ, and bought a muffler end piece, as they call it. It is about 14" long, and the width stated on LABEL IS 2-1/4" ID Turndown pipe. Surebilt code #17604. When I dry fit it onto the muffler it wobbles. I know I have to bolt on a U clamp , but I can not see how a 2-3mm gap will be 'crunched" by clamping. Tips appreciated as always, people.
 

pippo

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OK, that muffler from AZ is no good, as it has no brackets (front and back) to attach to the hangers on the car. I did try , as one member here advised, Rock Auto, but man, none of what they offer has such brackets. People, WHERE can I buy a muffler that fits by sunbird?
 

pippo

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Wow, Mel, thats it! Howd you find that? I will call Napa today! Funny how AZ never even came close to what I needed.
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pippo

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Turned out that muffler that Mel recomended fitted just perfectly! AZ's muffler didnt even come close to a match. Took a while to cut off the pipe surrounding the tailpipe, but all worked out. I was scared for a while about this job. Anyway, thanks, people.
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