Originally Posted by strad
Yeah I didn't start yet because I know the ones I pulled off aren't a good template! They are softwall and both were kinked in such a way as to close off about half the opening. I assume they aren't original (mc would not have installed them that way lol) but they appear to be quite old.
I'd venture to say those are the OEM. MC did not go out of their way to perfect their quality program in the 80s. I have seen a lot of them this way (OEM install). Soft wall is OK. Actually it is my preferred material for the exhaust hose.