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Re: Catelytic converter
« Reply #15 on: September 24, 2009, 05:04:20 PM »
When I got my '88 Eagle wagon, last year, the mechanic (who I know) let me slide through PA Inspection with a blown-thru cat. It ran real nice, since there wasn't any back-pressure to the exhaust system.

But, this year, I had to get one. It cost me $135.00 for a universal cat though Advanced Auto Parts. It doesn't run bad. but, there is a difference when you stomp on the pedal. Seems like it runs slower, due to back-pressure.

Wish I could run a burned out Cherry Bomb thru a side pipe.

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Re: Catelytic converter
« Reply #16 on: September 24, 2009, 07:44:38 PM »
Shops have to put them back on, its the law.
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Re: Catelytic converter
« Reply #17 on: September 25, 2009, 05:25:59 PM »
Hate to be a party pooper but we all share this planet and Ive seen many cats on auction for less than 80 bucks.

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Re: Catelytic converter
« Reply #18 on: December 04, 2010, 05:44:15 PM »
I just took the plugged up cat off of my Eagle, man, what a difference that made!!Now, I have to go cut a piece of pipe out of one of my old exhaust systems out back, and I'll be back in business. 
     Step 1: Get the durned thing running so it will pull itself up on the ramps. :(
     Step 2: Start fixing everything that is wrong, >:(
     Step 3: Bring back the original GLORY of my Eagle. ;)
     Step 4: ENJOY!!! ;D

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Re: Catelytic converter
« Reply #19 on: December 04, 2010, 06:20:38 PM »
what I did with mine was i put a cat on it from a cherokee that was "gutted" since there is no accual tailpipe emissions here it will pass the safety "check to see if there is one there" test ;D
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Re: Catelytic converter
« Reply #20 on: December 05, 2010, 01:22:26 AM »
funny, thats the same test we got over here. only I think the eagles don't even need a cat, or a muffler, just need to be under the decible cap.
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Re: Catelytic converter
« Reply #21 on: December 08, 2010, 01:56:01 AM »
screw emissions!!! rip all the emissions @#$!$#^# out and your motor will love you forever! plus if you do take out you cat dont just throw it away i got $25 for recycling mine.

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Re: Catelytic converter
« Reply #22 on: December 08, 2010, 02:55:06 AM »
wonderful idea!  ::)

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Re: Catelytic converter
« Reply #23 on: December 08, 2010, 01:49:13 PM »
I cut my cat off and instantly my Eagle started running better!  Now I just gotta finish running all the old stale gas out of the tank, and find a suitable replacement for the cat, should be driveable!

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Re: Catelytic converter
« Reply #24 on: March 05, 2011, 10:15:35 PM »
            HI I go to my parts store and ask for a test tub for the converter. and if they say no .ask for a piece of pipe the length and with that you need and 2 clamps.  They have the adapter to go where the converter went  I have dune it before ... :amc:........DON                  Check with your state laws be fore .....
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Re: Catelytic converter
« Reply #25 on: March 07, 2011, 11:29:00 AM »
for heat shielding i have wrapped the side pipes in black header heat tape i think i should be cool there. but what about the small pipe the runs down the right side of the motor and connects to the cat can it just be plugged off?

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Re: Catelytic converter
« Reply #26 on: May 17, 2012, 10:55:17 AM »
So does taking a Cat off a car with a hobby plate matter? I have a Hobby plate on my old Concord and technically in WI.. because the car is over 25 years old.. I can modify the car however I want... I can swap out the entire engine put dual exhaust on it, 4 barrel carb., header... etc... etc... so... can I chop off the Cat then without any problems? I called a few muffler shops and your right.. they all said they would not remove it... but I am about to sawzall it off because the air tube is NOT running to anything as the emissions stuff has all been removed under the hood. The air tube that was running to the check valve is now just hanging free behind the cowl and making a crazy howling noise when I get on the gas. So if I don't cut it off... what do I do... just cap off the air tube on the cat?

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Re: Catelytic converter
« Reply #27 on: May 17, 2012, 11:07:07 AM »
Technically, it is against Federal Law to remove your converter no matter what state you live in.
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Re: Catelytic converter
« Reply #28 on: May 17, 2012, 01:12:15 PM »
Got it.

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Re: Catelytic converter
« Reply #29 on: May 17, 2012, 01:56:17 PM »
I just finished removing all the emmisions on my Eagle, but I left the cat in place. The tube that runs down to it comes from/came from the air injection pump. I cut that tube off my cat and plugged it with a 3/8" brass pipe cap and some muffler mend goop.

Leave the cat in place though. I have kids that want to breath cleaner air!

 

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