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140421302 Steven Borabeck
PITTSBORO, NC, USA   USA
I am trying to remove the differential from a 72 TR6. Any suggestions on how to remove the muffler and rear part of the exhaust pipes?

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Sapphire Walt P
York, PA, USA   USA
On my '72, I separated the rear part (intermediate pipes + rear muffler) of the exhaust system from the down pipes.

Then, I hit the front hanger with a hammer to bend it down (see top photo), so it would fit through the t-shirt opening, then slid the whole system (as one piece) out the rear.

The advantage to doing it this way is that it will be easy to re-fit, as a unit.
The intermediate pipes usually have to be twisted "just-so" to get it back together, this way avoids that trouble.

Diff removal
I balanced some sheets of wood on a rolling floor jack pedestal, with a sand bag atop the wood, then lowered the diff onto the sandbag & rolled it all out the back.

It is a good idea to mark (scribe or paint) where the rear propeller shaft flange meets the front of the diff flange--- this will assure maintaining the spin balance equilibrium, when reuniting the two.



1972 CC80594U Sapphire Blue



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140421302 Steven Borabeck
PITTSBORO, NC, USA   USA
Thanks for the suggestion about marking the drive shaft. Fortunately although I have all the bolts out I haven't yet broken the connection. However, my problem is how to get the exhaust pipes apart without damaging them. For example if I hammer something between them will I risk collapsing the inner pipe creating a leak when I put it back together?

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Sapphire Walt P
York, PA, USA   USA
In reply to # 1493318 by 140421302 problem is how to get the exhaust pipes apart without damaging them. For example if I hammer something between them will I risk collapsing the inner pipe creating a leak when I put it back together?


Where the down pipes meet the intermediate pipes, I used a cold chisel against the edge of the wider intermediate pipes, hitting it with a hammer. If your pipes are not rusted this may get them apart.

I ended up cutting the down pipe with a hacksaw, then drilling out the remainder from inside the intermediate pipes.
This was okay for my purposes, because one down pipe had broken off the manifold mount. I ordered a Falcon down pipe replacement for $80. from TRF.

What I recommend, if the car is driveable, is to make an appointment with a local garage operator/muffler shop that has an oxyacetylene torch & a lift, pay them what it takes to separate the pipes with the torch.
Use muffler putty on the joints when reassembling.



1972 CC80594U Sapphire Blue



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