I took my ride out the other day, just to get the temps up and smell the morning. After a brisk run on the highway, sporting my 3/4 helmet and WWII goggles, I felt a little rattled (more than normal..) from the booming HardKrome Sideburner.
I'd already tried an aftermarket baffle which gave the note an evil drone. I also tried to fabricate one, but blew it out the tailpipe (it was however helpful while it lasted).
So, that's it. We're going to try and beat this bazooka into a kitten. I pulled the pipes and muffler off this morning, but it was a few days since it ran last, so it was totally cold. I realized this folly only when I went to try and extract the crush gaskets from the block. Siezed.
While I have the rags in the exhaust ports overnite (I'm not a monster.. they're virgin microfiber cloths), I will light the garage up tomorrow for some pics of the situation and where I'm planning on adding some purr to this Hond-owitzer.
Until then, does anyone have any good advice (notice the use of the word 'good'.. I know this crowd ) on how to extract these nasty old gaskets from the soft metal of my engine's smooth, supple exhaust ports?