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    i have yet to be able to get a video to post. i will try again. It is running and sounds pretty good. i just got my insurance set up, and as soon as i can get the hood on and roof pipe finished I can get it inspected and start driving it again.
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    I think that yellow paint might give you another 20 hp and 40 foot pounds of grunt Rich.

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    I was hoping the paint would do something. I like the look of the red, yellow and green. Every time I open the hood It looks like Christmas.
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    WARNING---CUCV CARNAGE
    IF YOU CANNOT HANDLE THE GRAFIC NATURE OF THIS THREAD PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR COMPUTER NOW!!!!!!

    yes I did cut up a perfectly good hood. I will Repent at a later date.
    My apologies to the CUCV purist.

    In order to install a snorkel you have to sacrifice something. I am not a fan of the pipe running down the side of the fender so I designed my Snorkel to exit the hood. Since I was already doing the snorkel I added the exhaust.

    Yes I am aware that the exhaust looks stupid at this time.
    This will be fixed once the roof rack is constructed. I can live with it until then. The batteries are currently in the back seat but will be relocated to where the mufflers were. The 1009 has a step up to the bed from the cab. The batteries will fit in this notch created by the step up. I will probably do the battery work before the roof rack. The truck is tall enough that it is not that hard to get under it to check the batteries and since batteries these days are pretty much maintenance free I should not have to mess with them very often.
    There are several advantages to the relocation. The first is weight. The heavy batteries are now right near the rear axle instead of the front upper corner of the truck. Second is they are now in a cool spot and will no longer suffer under the hot hood.

    The muffler and exhaust pipe weight is about as much as half a battery so the weight change should help the balance of the truck.
    I still have work to do, the opening will be reinforced and covered with a scoop. due to the hinge design of the hood, the back of the scoop will have to hinge open so that it will not bind on the pipes. The pipe on the roof needs more hangers (the wood block is temp) and I need an additional clamp where the pipes connect. The exhaust will get wrapped also.
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    Rich, before you make the exhaust pipe permanent, I suggest drive around with the windows open for summer driving and closed for winter driving and various configurations inbetween. I'm concerned that you will pull the exhaust gasses in the rear window. A carbon monoxide alarm wouldn't be a bad idea at least for the first year.
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    I don't ever drive with the rear window down.
    I use the floor flaps, front windows and vent wings. Any time the back window is open you get all the road trash in the truck. Even with the exhaust exiting the rear side of the vehicle you get the exaust in the back window when it is open.
    But you are correct, the exhaust will enter the back window. I plan to put a rear diverter on the roof rack that is similar to the suburban. not sure if the civy blazers had it. It diverts air down the back of the truck and keeps everything clean. I am going to try an up wing right behind the exhaust output to hopefully push the exhaust up above the down wing at the back window.

    I also plan to AC the truck in the future.

    I have put a lot of thought into doing the exhaust over the top of the truck and I think everything will work out ok. With the muffler under the hood and insulated, it is much quieter than having it under the truck.
    Rich
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    85 M1009, 6.5 GEP w/Leroy A-team turbo banks manifold, 4l80e/US shift controller, 205 with ORD Magnum, 4.56 gears, Front - D60 E-locker - 4 inch TC front springs w/zero rate, Rear - 14 bolt D-locker, stock springs ORD shackle flip w/zero rate, 16 inch GM/hutchinson Aluminum double bead locks w 11X39 XZL tires. PSC hydro assist steering.

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