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Ralph Rebandt
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posted 10-30-2001 05:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ralph Rebandt   Click Here to Email Ralph Rebandt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As some of you know, I have been in the process of switching from the I-6 to the 289 V-8 in my 68 convertible. I am interested in a little performance, but not necessarily lots of noise, though some rumble is cool.

I want to be able to hear the radio with the top down, and not have the muffler drown the music... I am also installing headman headers (shortys)what diameter pipe and what kind and brand of muffler do you all suggest?

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Fuzion
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posted 10-30-2001 05:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fuzion     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i heard that 2 1/4 are usually the norm for installing a exhaust system. as for muffler choice i heard i think turbos? are good it hink that's what my neighbor has on his 66 coupe, he also has flowmasters on his 67 sbelby which sound really good too...i guess its all on choice? i'm planning to install 2 1/2 on my 66 fastback with flowmasters

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The Iceman
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posted 10-30-2001 05:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for The Iceman   Click Here to Email The Iceman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Flowmaster 3-chambers work pretty well - the drone is less im sure!
OR you could get used mufflers from a 99-01 GT from a Salvage yard, those would probably be perfect for what youre seeking -- Ive seen entire systems (h-pipe back) go for $100!
have a good one

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steve'66
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posted 10-30-2001 05:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ralph,

I agree 2 1/4" pipes with generic turbos will work fine and will give you the sound you're looking for. They are fairly quiet, cheap and still sound good.

SteveW

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mellowyellow
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posted 10-30-2001 06:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
2.25 is a safe bet for a cv. Keep in mind that you're stuffing another pipe between the lower seat pans and you have a driveshaft and the cv stiffner plate to deal with. Flowmaster says that their 2.5 dual exhaust system is is not for for a cv, according to an article in M&Fords.

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mustangs68
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posted 10-30-2001 08:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
2 1/4 is what we're using,,DO NOT use 2 chamber Flowmaster if you want to hear the radio..LOL
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Ralph Rebandt
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posted 10-30-2001 10:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ralph Rebandt   Click Here to Email Ralph Rebandt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
you guys are awesome!!! thanks....

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Fastymz
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posted 10-30-2001 11:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have the shorty hedman headers and three camber Flowmasters and they are still alittle noise at idle.But I have a 2.5 pipe with turn downs at the axle.I was told that would be more quite if you run the pipe out the back.What ever you do go for a H-pipe or X-pipe for little extra low end power and they smooth out the sound.Ive heard that the dyno flows are more mellow.
Ron

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 10-31-2001 09:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ralph, use 2 1/4" pipes and Dynomax Super Turbo mufflers, you'll love them:

http://www.dynomax.com/superturbo.stm

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69maverick
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posted 10-31-2001 03:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69maverick   Click Here to Email 69maverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just had my pipes made about a month ago! I have a 302 with a 4bbl holley and stock E.manifolds. They used 2.25 to the Dyno max turbo mufflers and 2.5 to the back of the car. It is pretty quiet at Idle but it has a nice rumble once you get in to it. I think next year I might go to 3 chamber flow masters? I want more noise!!!

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289 Rod
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posted 11-01-2001 12:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 289 Rod   Click Here to Email 289 Rod     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My car is to mild sounding and I want to make it louder. I am guessing flowmaster 2 chambers will make my car throaty and deep. My car is only loud when it is full throttle with the carb wide open. I am running non tri-y aftermarket headers, what is a good size for exhaust? Is 3 inches to much? I want to have that sound more often, like a stock nascar.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 11-01-2001 07:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, 3 inch is really too much for a 289, you'll lose too much bottom end torque. Use 2 1/4" if it's pretty mild, and 2 1/2" if it's a bit more souped up. {There's an old term! }

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