The BEST sounding muffler I've ever owned
Posted 18 June 2009 - 12:23 PM
chambered mufflers on ebay
I have a video of a 69 skylark with a 350 buick v8 running these at this link. I miss this car. Was a beater but fun to drive none the less.
youtube link to my old 69 buick with chambered mufflers
Remember to drive it like you stole it.
Posted 02 October 2009 - 07:13 PM
Edited by gallup, 02 October 2009 - 07:19 PM.
Posted 28 January 2010 - 06:29 AM
Posted 29 June 2010 - 06:05 PM
Posted 29 June 2010 - 08:00 PM
Here is Texas T/A's on my freshly rebuilt 79 400
"A CAMARO LOOKS LIKE IT CAN KICK YOUR ASS, A TRANS AM LOOKS LIKE IT'S COMING OVER TO DO IT"
Posted 30 June 2010 - 01:56 AM
First if sound is the priority over performance, then think of a muffler as a musical instrument. Again, not worried about flow numbers, only tone.
Each person will like a different tone over another. Some like tubas, others french horns, and others trumpets. It is a matter of personal taste.
Then there is the engine. The engine is the primary noise maker. Just like the lips blowing into the horn. Each engine is different depending on stroke, bore, and cam. All of these effect sound.
Then once the exhaust is hooked up, you have not only the muffler type, but where it is placed in the system, AND how big or small the tubes, along with how many bends and how tightly bound to the car. All of this plays into what sound you hear.
With a stroke of luck and some long hard thought I came up with a tone I love out of my car. My Pontiac 400 is slighly cammed, with headers. Don't know the brand because they were on it 11 years ago when I bought the car.
Then right off of the collectors, I placed my Flowmaster 40's. Now, this allowed me to take advantage of the Flowmaster chambers creating a deep tone. In addition, in order to further deepen and enhance the tone, I took 2 1/2" pipes all the way out to the back corners, creating quite a long tube going back. Just like in a trumbone, the longer you make the tube, the deeper the sound. It also can amplify it some.
I personally like this sound. However, I have a friend whose wife hates it. Too loud. Too rumbly. (I like when it sets off car alarms) So it comes to personal taste.
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