I'm a newbie who recently bought a '24 roadster that has a button on the floor that I was told is for an exhaust cutout or diverter. Does anyone have a pic of what it would look like if it was all there and it's purpose? Thanks
Hi: Its purpose is to give you a open exhaust for more power and speed , greater fuel economy, ect. ect. . At least thats what all the old ads said. Look at your exhaust pipe. If there is a cutout still on the car thats where it will be. Useally about half way down the pipe. There were probably dozens of different makes of them. If no one else posts a pic of one Ill try to take a pic of some I have out in the parts shed. The pedals were sometimes also used to operate a Aeromore exhaust whistle. Sounds a little like a train whistle. Post a pic of your pedal and we can tell a little more about what kind it is.
Here are 2 pics, if I did it right.
An exhaust whistle sounds neat. Tell me more.
Here's what an Aermore exhaust whistle sounds like: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxQeU4BMI1A
You may be lucky and find an affordable old exhaust whistle at an antique shop or a swap meet - or you can buy a repro from the vendors: http://www.modeltford.com/item/AER-C.aspx
If you're really determined & talented you can build one yourself
Looks like all you have is the pedal. It may have burned out and the pipe replaced. It won't hurt anything to just leave it alone until you decide to do something--or not!
Here is a link to some photos of my exhaust whistle project and cutout installation along with some other T projects (keep scrolling).
Great pics. Is the Y pipe something that can still be found?
The "Y" pipe is the cutout valve that diverts exhaust to the whistle. That one is a more modern design I got from ebay for very reasonable, brand new.
The rest of the whistle and cutout photos are at the end, only a bit at the first. Keep scrolling down.
Erich, I think you still need more COW BELL!
John, I agree. I had a lot of fun making up about 8 of those in different sizes. The net result is when we go over any goodly bump it sounds like a herd of Swiss cows crashed into a truck full of nuts and bolts. Most bumps give a more gentle cow bell sound from under Lizzies skirts. Once you cow bell, you always want more cow bell.