Electric Cutout Location Help

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  1. ratpatrol71z28

    ratpatrol71z28 Veteran Member

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    Hi guys, I have tried to research what other members have done for this but not coming up with any relevant info.
    So I will be routing my new 3inch exhaust soon and want to incorporate my QTP electric cutouts (also 3 inch)... my ride does sit pretty low so I need to tuck the cutouts up as high as possible.
    So what have others done (area you mounted the cutouts), any pictures?

    Also if any of you guys know a good thick sbc header that tucks up nice shoot me your two cents as I am in the market for some better headers to mate with my 385!

    Any help is appreciated! Thanks
     
  2. 74BIBELOT

    74BIBELOT Veteran Member

    050C4288-BD15-472A-B4DB-159E65786B16.png 555AD4F1-14C7-4AEC-BBA3-6CE825A309C3.png Installed these QTP 2.5” cut outs like ten years ago.
     
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  3. ratpatrol71z28

    ratpatrol71z28 Veteran Member

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    Oh man those are old school now! Haha that is where my current cutouts are but they sit really low.
     
  4. Bandit723

    Bandit723 Veteran Member

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    I stuck mine just behind the trans brace. Couple of pics not the best but will give you an idea.

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  5. ratpatrol71z28

    ratpatrol71z28 Veteran Member

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    Yeah i was thinking of that area. We really dont have much room especially with my electric motors that get mounted on there! Thanks
     
  6. ratpatrol71z28

    ratpatrol71z28 Veteran Member

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    Would it be alright if I put the cutouts right before the muffler or would that change sound/defeat the power benefit?
     
  7. muscl car

    muscl car Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    A friend of mine when he added cut outs had them welded to the header collector
     
  8. 74BIBELOT

    74BIBELOT Veteran Member

    9B341161-81D8-4CC4-A4C2-AC77D1EAB115.jpeg 3F1BCF0E-172F-4E5E-9437-57A1144930FF.jpeg BD977943-CE28-403A-BDA0-713355A0FDCA.jpeg B35AF121-B4C4-4F38-9DF3-BE1D392E1557.jpeg Not remember well, but I installed the cut outs just next to transmission crossmember, not sure if to avoid excessive heat to “little”
    motors or easy on installation.
    More pics
    Regards
     
  9. mrdragster1970

    mrdragster1970 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    IIRC, for power you want it ~18" from collector???
    Of course, it has to fit, so 18" might not be possible.

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  10. ratpatrol71z28

    ratpatrol71z28 Veteran Member

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    So you say 18 inches from the collector, is that meaning at beginning where all the primaries meet as a single whole or is it supposed to be at the point at the end to where the header usually bolts to the exhaust flanges?
     

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