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Exhaust replacement on 1985 Mustang GT.....How long should it take?

Hi All,

Well I bought a full exhaust system for my 85. Flowtech headers, Off-Road H
pipe, and an American Thunder Cat-Back System from Flowmaster. I brought it
to a mechanic lastnight so he could do the work today on it. He started
mid-morning and will only be finished tomorrow morning. How long should
this kinda job usually take??? Crap I am not lookin forward to that bill if
he does charge me for every hour. I thought it would be way easier to have
a Class "A" mechanic do it. So how long should it take?

Thanks in advance all!


 
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-30-05, 05:02 PM
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Re: Exhaust replacement on 1985 Mustang GT.....How long should it take?

I'm sure that the mechanic has other work to do... and leaves at 5-6pm.....
so it really doesn't seem all that unreasonable to me. Sounds fairly
accurate, really.

-Mike

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"Steph" <stephane.pare@cae.ca> wrote in message
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> Hi All,
>
> Well I bought a full exhaust system for my 85. Flowtech headers, Off-Road

H
> pipe, and an American Thunder Cat-Back System from Flowmaster. I brought

it
> to a mechanic lastnight so he could do the work today on it. He started
> mid-morning and will only be finished tomorrow morning. How long should
> this kinda job usually take??? Crap I am not lookin forward to that bill

if
> he does charge me for every hour. I thought it would be way easier to

have
> a Class "A" mechanic do it. So how long should it take?
>
> Thanks in advance all!
>
>



 
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-31-05, 08:01 AM
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Re: Exhaust replacement on 1985 Mustang GT.....How long should it take?

Hey Mike,

Here's hopin you're right. Anyhow we will see as I have to call him this
morning to make sure she is ready for pick-up. I cannot wait to hear what
she will sound like!

So Mike I see you in here quite often......where in the heck are ya from? I
am up here in good ole Canada. You got any pics of you beast?

Stephan

<memset@recorddeal.com> wrote in message
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> I'm sure that the mechanic has other work to do... and leaves at

5-6pm.....
> so it really doesn't seem all that unreasonable to me. Sounds fairly
> accurate, really.
>
> -Mike
>
> --
> http://www.MeltAwayCellulite.com/
>
>
> "Steph" <stephane.pare@cae.ca> wrote in message
> news:d2f7nm$48e$1@dns3.cae.ca...
> > Hi All,
> >
> > Well I bought a full exhaust system for my 85. Flowtech headers,

Off-Road
> H
> > pipe, and an American Thunder Cat-Back System from Flowmaster. I

brought
> it
> > to a mechanic lastnight so he could do the work today on it. He started
> > mid-morning and will only be finished tomorrow morning. How long should
> > this kinda job usually take??? Crap I am not lookin forward to that

bill
> if
> > he does charge me for every hour. I thought it would be way easier to

> have
> > a Class "A" mechanic do it. So how long should it take?
> >
> > Thanks in advance all!
> >
> >

>
>



 
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-31-05, 01:01 PM
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Re: Exhaust replacement on 1985 Mustang GT.....How long should it take?

E-mail me & I'll reply with some pics. I'm from the USA =)... Southern part
of it. hehe.

memset@recorddeal.com is one of the many emails I have... shoot me an email.

And of course you realize now that we know you're doing exhaust you hafta
get some sound clips up on the web right??

-Mike

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"Steph" <stephane.pare@cae.ca> wrote in message
news:d2gv93$bt$1@dns3.cae.ca...
> Hey Mike,
>
> Here's hopin you're right. Anyhow we will see as I have to call him this
> morning to make sure she is ready for pick-up. I cannot wait to hear what
> she will sound like!
>
> So Mike I see you in here quite often......where in the heck are ya from?

I
> am up here in good ole Canada. You got any pics of you beast?
>
> Stephan
>
> <memset@recorddeal.com> wrote in message
> news:_oG2e.5558$c76.450@newssvr11.news.prodigy.com...
> > I'm sure that the mechanic has other work to do... and leaves at

> 5-6pm.....
> > so it really doesn't seem all that unreasonable to me. Sounds fairly
> > accurate, really.
> >
> > -Mike
> >
> > --
> > http://www.MeltAwayCellulite.com/
> >
> >
> > "Steph" <stephane.pare@cae.ca> wrote in message
> > news:d2f7nm$48e$1@dns3.cae.ca...
> > > Hi All,
> > >
> > > Well I bought a full exhaust system for my 85. Flowtech headers,

> Off-Road
> > H
> > > pipe, and an American Thunder Cat-Back System from Flowmaster. I

> brought
> > it
> > > to a mechanic lastnight so he could do the work today on it. He

started
> > > mid-morning and will only be finished tomorrow morning. How long

should
> > > this kinda job usually take??? Crap I am not lookin forward to that

> bill
> > if
> > > he does charge me for every hour. I thought it would be way easier to

> > have
> > > a Class "A" mechanic do it. So how long should it take?
> > >
> > > Thanks in advance all!
> > >
> > >

> >
> >

>
>



 
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-02-05, 04:01 PM
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Re: Exhaust replacement on 1985 Mustang GT.....How long should ittake?


Just doing headers on these cars can be a bear, wven with a lift and
the proper tools. I can think of a number of occasions that headers on a
5.0 car took me 3-4 hours alone (DIY'er, lots of tools, no lift).
Disconnecting motor mounts and steering rag joints is not uncommon to
get the headers in (1 5/8 vs 1 3/4, equal length, etc).

So say 3 hours for headers, and 3-4 hours for the rest (guessing). Do
you want a good job, or a rush? With coffee, pee breaks, phone calls,
interruptions (from you asking when car will be done) and answering
questions from other guys in the shop, its a day.

:)

Steph wrote:
> Hi All,
>
> Well I bought a full exhaust system for my 85. Flowtech headers, Off-Road H
> pipe, and an American Thunder Cat-Back System from Flowmaster. I brought it
> to a mechanic lastnight so he could do the work today on it. He started
> mid-morning and will only be finished tomorrow morning. How long should
> this kinda job usually take??? Crap I am not lookin forward to that bill if
> he does charge me for every hour. I thought it would be way easier to have
> a Class "A" mechanic do it. So how long should it take?
>
> Thanks in advance all!
>
>

 
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