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Old 03-23-2013, 08:14 PM   #61
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Update.
The exhaust guy said" I did one if these the other day with no mufflers a 2" exhaust made no sound" I assured him there would a difference taking the 22" smithys out with my 1 3/4" system. Yup sur' Nuff' .. Ohh is on the loud side .
Barks and clatters .. Whenever I start it I look around thinking wtf is that !
I go through roundabouts and usually don't change down, just pull away under load sounds like a big ol' diesel truck haha ...
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Old 03-23-2013, 09:05 PM   #62
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it was a cold foggy morning, lots of moisture in the air and the old truck was worming up
SO, that explains it. At first I thought you may be fogging for insects. lol

Keep the smitties, straight pipes, glass packs etc. I prefer a simple gutted muffler on a flat head.
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Old 03-23-2013, 11:30 PM   #63
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I've read a lot of comments and opinions on exhaust systems, mufflers etc, but no one mentioned Brockman mufflers. Are they still being manufactured?
Yes they are. Can't go wrong with Brockman Mellotone Steelpack mufflers.
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Old 03-24-2013, 12:14 AM   #64
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Just bought a pair of Brockmans for my '46. Nice tone.
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Old 03-24-2013, 09:29 AM   #65
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I have Reds headers & Brockman glasspacks on my '40. With a stock '50 merc in it, had a great mellow sound. Just installed a built '50 merc with 400 jr, 2 carbs, heads & blocked heat risers. lots of exhaust noise, probably double. More motor= more noise.
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Old 03-24-2013, 11:44 AM   #66
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Two cars:
Stock flathead in a 39 Ford coupe, stock iron manifolds, 24" Cherry Bombs, Very quiet at idle, low mellow tone when driving.
Highly modified flathead in a 32 Tudor, center dump headers, 24" Cherry Bombs, Very loud at idle, loud when driving.
Weird to me
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Old 03-24-2013, 01:32 PM   #67
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Original muffler gutted and 2" from manifold back on a Model A and no-one wanted to follow me! Sounded good to me inside! 30" steelpac softened it enough.
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