What are these pipes?

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Larry Brooks
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What are these pipes?

#1 Post by Larry Brooks » Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:32 pm

A few month back I bought out a hoard of 356 parts from an old friend. He's been a 356 guy for almost 50 years so there was a lot of stuff from Pre-A to 356C. I got through most of it but then I got busy with a couple of cars and another big hoard so I just put a bunch of it in storage until I could get to it. I was finally able to get to it last week and went through the last 16 bins. I know what all of it is except for a handful of parts.

What are these? They look like they would fit right in front of the heater boxes and are the right size on the one end at 2". At the bend they are welded to 2.5" diameter pipe. I'm guessing they are Pre-A and/or 356A?
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Re: What are these pipes?

#2 Post by Mike Wilson » Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:37 pm

I think your guess is correct. Looks like the correct angle and size. Would these eliminate the heater cans and heat would be constantly going into the interior?

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Re: What are these pipes?

#3 Post by Al Zim » Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:31 pm

Eliminating the cans on the body that have a shut off valve for the heaters will allow excessive noise from the engine to enter the cockpit of the car! That changes a pleasant fall drive into a ticking nightmare.
 

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