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Old 12-09-2016, 02:36 PM   #1
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Anybody body running Brockman steel packs on their Flathead? I have 22" Smithys and there too quiet. I'm looking for a better sound for my 34 with a 59ab.
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Old 12-09-2016, 03:14 PM   #2
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Good question. I heard a lot good stuff on Broc.knan Also what are louder steel packs or glass?

I have cherry bomb and think their too quite as well.
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Old 12-09-2016, 03:57 PM   #3
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I run the Brockman steel packs. I have the short Brockman steel packs. They sound just right if you like a good flathead exhaust rumble. I've never been a fan of the Smithy's.
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Old 12-09-2016, 04:08 PM   #4
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Well, I run no mufflers and the pipes exit just before the rear wheel of my avatar so they are a bit loud when accelerating but great once you get to speed. I also know that JM35 also runs no mufflers and he exits out the back of his car - hopefully he chimes in here as to how they are but in the past, he has liked the sound ....
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Old 12-09-2016, 04:25 PM   #5
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I'm running Brockman Steel Packed mufflers on four of my Flatheads. You can contact Brackman and tell them the kind of sound you want out of your Flathead and they will build you mufflers. On my convertibles I run the shorter mufflers and on the '51 F-1 and the '53 F-100 Panel I run a bit longer muffler. I like my Flatheads to bark a bit when they are cold, mellow out at speed, and rap off when you let off of the gas...they do make sweet music...
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Old 12-09-2016, 06:07 PM   #6
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Vic, you wouldn't happen to have a sound clip you could post of the short Brockman's your running on your convertible do you? It would be much appreciated.
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Old 12-09-2016, 08:32 PM   #7
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Don't need no stinking mufflers..!!!
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Old 12-09-2016, 08:33 PM   #8
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I have had Brockmans for about 7 years after dumping Smithys. Much nicer tone.
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Old 12-09-2016, 08:42 PM   #9
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The Smithy's on my stock 59AB have probably been there since around the 1970's. Whatever was in them is long gone. Sound fine to me.
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Old 12-09-2016, 08:47 PM   #10
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I have Brockman steel packs on my 46 Merc much better sound than the Smitthys on some of my other cars.
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Old 12-09-2016, 09:28 PM   #11
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I have Cherry Bombs on my '50 and think they sound about perfect.
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Old 12-09-2016, 10:44 PM   #12
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I run the Brockman steel packs. I have the short Brockman steel packs. They sound just right if you like a good flathead exhaust rumble. I've never been a fan of the Smithy's.
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Old 12-10-2016, 06:46 AM   #13
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If you go for the 22" or 24" steelpacks from Brockman you will cruise at a pleasant tone and be able to hold a conversation or listen to music easily. You will also get a great sound when putting your foot on the throttle!
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Straight pipes. Great sound and not as loud as you would think.
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Old 12-10-2016, 07:48 AM   #15
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Straight pipes. Great sound and not as loud as you would think.
Hi Phill, have you put any more miles on your 39 4dr ragtop? Walt
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Old 12-10-2016, 10:14 AM   #16
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I run straight pipes out the back of a 50 ford with a 53 flat merc in front. Going down a hill they pop and crack, sound good going down the road. Remember loud pipes save lives. Keeps anyone from walking out in front of you, they hear you coming down the road. Just my take on it. No Help
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[QUOTE=Walt Dupont--Me.;1397324]Hi Phill, have you put any more miles on your 39 4dr ragtop/QUOTE]
Walt,Have put a couple hundred miles on the engine,good oil pressure,quiet,doing everything right.Running strong and getting stronger.Could not be happier,you did good! Walt thanks ,Phil
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Vic, you wouldn't happen to have a sound clip you could post of the short Brockman's your running on your convertible do you? It would be much appreciated.
I don't have any audio clips of the '39CS but I'll see what I can do with the Smartphone... My computer upgraded itself to windows 10 and now I have nothing but trouble posting photos, etc. on the FordBarn. I do have two Cigar City Flatheads pages on FaceBook along with my own page. I'll try to shoot some video/audio of the '39 and post it here and/or on FaceBook later today.
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Old 12-10-2016, 11:45 AM   #19
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I heard Vic's 39 and his pickup. The Brockman mufflers along with Red headers are a very sweet sound. Even driving at 65 on highway the sound was perfect. We were able to carry a conversation and still enjoy the hum of the flathead.

I just need to wait for my cherry bombs and pipes to get to the point I can justify the replacement. Sigh.....
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Old 12-10-2016, 12:08 PM   #20
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I have some 20 inch blanks I got from a Muffler shop years ago. They were steel packs as I remember, after 25 years there are no guts in them any more . Tailpipes end at the rear Bumper with STOCK cast Iron Manifolds. Don't need no Fancy Ass Cast Iron headers. Just like the Hot Rod Flathead rebuilding Article in 1956 The last thing to buy is Headers
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