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  • #31
    Matt, I have been planning to make a video, with sound anyway. I will try and get my daughter in law to do this. Meantime if you will just type in "s e zone meet tex grier" there is a video Jeff did and it has some muffler sound. As you can tell I am not very computer savy. LOL

    GOOGLE SEARCH ( s.e. zone meet tex grier )

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    • #32
      My Favorites

      Brockman "Mellow Tones", steel packs ,glass packs,pick your length, and inlet/outlet size. 14 gauge

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      • #33
        another one to consider... Purple Hornies. I have heard good things about them in the past. Similar to Cherry Bombs
        1960 Lark VIII Regal Wagon

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        • #34
          Originally posted by PackardV8 View Post
          Maybe it's just been my bad luck, but of all the dozens of mufflers I've used over the past fifty years, Cherry Bombs rusted out faster than any other. Today, I wouldn't install them if they came free.

          jack vines
          I would not say that they last forever, or even a long time. I just think for my truck build, the era for Cherry Bombs is right. I have used them on a '53 Chevy low rider and an old ElCo without too much trouble. I prefer their sound on L6 motors than V8s, but my dad ran them when I was a kid on alot of his stuff. Nostalgia is important on my truck. My best buddy owns a muffler shop out here in Elsinore and can get them cheap and swap them out anytime. I totally get why someone would NOT want to run CBs but I want them.

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          • #35
            Originally posted by allstateguy View Post
            Hooker AeroChambers. Quiet at cruise or idle, throaty when you want some.
            I whole heartedly agree....also I read a comaparison on flow rates somewhere, and the areo chambers were the best.
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            • #36
              I'd love to add to this, but I didn't 'do' the pipes on Cleo~





              'cuz if I had- I would've gone with two inch pipes to match the mufflers they used~



              Dr Dave, the prior owner, told me they are some sort of 'Vette application.

              Baby has a set of 'Raptors' in her 2" dual system, but they are shorties...
              and they sound oh so GOOOOOOOD!!!!
              StudeDave '57
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              • #37
                Originally posted by throwdad View Post
                Brockman "Mellow Tones", steel packs ,glass packs,pick your length, and inlet/outlet size. 14 gauge
                Yeah that's the one I was going to recommend, I like them a LOT!
                Trouble is when I tried to go to their Website to post the link, it was dead! Maybe they are replacing the Website, re-building it or whatever, but I can't find it.

                I hope they are OK, I believe it is a Family Business.

                http://www.brockmancustomparts.com
                StudeRich
                Second Generation Stude Driver,
                Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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                • #38
                  You probably don't want what is on my avanti ... Flowmaster Series 40 2 chamber - they are called aggressive !!!!
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                  • #39
                    hard to tell with mufflers on audio or video with sound on a 'puter. a few years ago i listened to some i was thinking about purchasing on my laptop - the sound was like an early 60's transistor radio - quite "tinny". put the same on my daughter's 'puter with a 200 watt sound system. i thought i was back at the winter-nationals in pomona, ca when i was a mere yout'...

                    maybe if the recording, listened to with a "decent" set of speakers, made inside the car going from zero to 70mph, would help. nothing better than hearing for yourself, inside the vehicle and out.

                    and Kelly, i would not dispute Mr. Vines' knowledge on cherry bomb rust, (and i'm ass-u-ming he means from the inside out), "but" a few of my friends in the ol' so-cal days had them for their rides, and had no problems. of course we didn't keep our cars very long back then.
                    Kerry. SDC Member #A012596W. ENCSDC member.

                    '51 Champion Business Coupe - (Tom's Car). Purchased 11/2012.

                    '40 Champion. sold 10/11. '63 Avanti R-1384. sold 12/10.

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by Bob Andrews View Post
                      See, this is the same problem I'm having. I want to go the easy (and trusted) route and buy Don's mufflers too. Problem is, I don't have any way to determine which one I prefer.

                      Two things I do know: One, individual opinions on tone and acceptable volume vary widely with individuals. Two, the same materials can sound completely different on different brands, different engines, even different bodies and weights. Put that together, and there's no telling what to do... you pays yer money and you takes yer chances, I guess.

                      I'm trying to increase my odds of getting just what I want the first try. Near as I can guess, my only hope is to hear some in person, and the ultimate would be to get a ride in 'em. It's one of my main objectives for the IM this year
                      Bob, I would well imagine that you will be at the International Meet this year, I will be there with my Hawk which has Don's Medium Tone mufflers on it and I will be happy to take you out in my Hawk. I like them and would not want them any quieter or any louder. Don suggested them when I bought my 2" exhaust system because I am running a R2 Engine. Caroline's Lark Convertible has the quiet tone mufflers with the smaller pipes. Her car is too quiet for my taste but not for her's. I have to say that I love gearing down and running full out under bridges and tunnels, I believe nothing sound nicer than a Studebaker engine with good sounding mufflers.

                      We will have to team up in South Bend, just leave me a note on my Hawk and let me know where you are running about.

                      Allen
                      1964 GT Hawk
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                      Best time: 14.473 sec. 96.57 MPH quarter mile
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                      • #41
                        and Kelly, i would not dispute Mr. Vines' knowledge on cherry bomb rust, (and i'm ass-u-ming he means from the inside out), "but" a few of my friends in the ol' so-cal days had them for their rides, and had no problems. of course we didn't keep our cars very long back then.
                        Compared to the eastern half of the US, nothing rusts in SoCal, whether from the inside-out or outside in. The east coast guys can't believe the older cars still used as drivers in SoCal. East of the Misssissippi, most Studebakers and most '50s-70s cars, such as the '65 Mustangs were rusted through and in the scrap yards in three to five years. Many '60s-'70s cars are still being used as drivers out west. And yes, even mufflers rust from the inside out more quickly in the east.

                        His car, his money, his decision to go with Cherry Bombs. Those who factor rust into the equation will buy something made of stainless.

                        jack vines
                        PackardV8

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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by PackardV8 View Post
                          Those who factor rust into the equation will buy something made of stainless.jack vines
                          given my location now, i wouldn't buy one that wasn't stainless.
                          the "salt air" of course isn't as bad as "salt roads", but it tore up a pt cruiser i owned when i lived oceanfront for a year. i'm now about 1 mile from the coast, still not good...

                          but now i have the time to "remedy" most corrosion.
                          Kerry. SDC Member #A012596W. ENCSDC member.

                          '51 Champion Business Coupe - (Tom's Car). Purchased 11/2012.

                          '40 Champion. sold 10/11. '63 Avanti R-1384. sold 12/10.

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                          • #43
                            How about skipping the muffler and going with something like this .. But in stainless of course . . . . .

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                            • #44
                              Originally posted by PackardV8 View Post
                              Compared to the eastern half of the US, nothing rusts in SoCal, whether from the inside-out or outside in. The east coast guys can't believe the older cars still used as drivers in SoCal. East of the Misssissippi, most Studebakers and most '50s-70s cars, such as the '65 Mustangs were rusted through and in the scrap yards in three to five years. Many '60s-'70s cars are still being used as drivers out west. And yes, even mufflers rust from the inside out more quickly in the east.

                              His car, his money, his decision to go with Cherry Bombs. Those who factor rust into the equation will buy something made of stainless.

                              jack vines
                              Same way here in most of Arizona. A couple of years ago I had a 1964 Ford Falcon with its original muffler.
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                              • #45
                                Originally posted by aarrggh View Post
                                How about skipping the muffler and going with something like this .. But in stainless of course . . . . .

                                so much going on here. got any more pics?
                                1960 Lark VIII Regal Wagon

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