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Paul Hettick
Posted 2020-05-17 9:51 AM (#598386)
Subject: Are quiet mufflers still available?


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The reason I ask is the last 2 exaust systems I've had done I've asked for quiet mufflers. What I get are moderately loud. Had the mufflers on the first car changed out twice with no difference. Is that just the way they are made now? Have do another system soon and this one has to be quiet.
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Lancer Mike
Posted 2020-05-17 10:23 AM (#598388 - in reply to #598386)
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I have been wondering the same thing lately!  There is something very appealing about very quiet exhaust.

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wizard
Posted 2020-05-17 10:39 AM (#598390 - in reply to #598386)
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I'm not totally sure, but I think my mufflers are from Walker - the oval type are quiet, just a low mellow tone.

For next to silence you will need to install front oval and rear oval mufflers



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1960fury
Posted 2020-05-17 1:09 PM (#598396 - in reply to #598386)
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The OE exhaust systems were VERY restrictive, while I can understand that someone wants a quiet car (not me) I hate the thought of chocking an engine. I'd install an adititional straight thru muffler in the tailpipe (2 with dual exhaust) along with the oval ones in the stock location. This should make the car alot quieter.
I had a complete stainless system from Kepich Exhaust in Florida, made after OE with a crossover pipe. It was VERY quiet, you could barely hear the engine (HiPo 383).
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1960fury
Posted 2020-05-17 1:11 PM (#598397 - in reply to #598388)
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Lancer Mike - 2020-05-17 10:23 AM

I have been wondering the same thing lately!  There is something very appealing about very quiet exhaust.



True, goes along well with the smooth "magic carpet" ride and MC design of these cars.
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Mr. Bob
Posted 2020-05-17 2:06 PM (#598401 - in reply to #598386)
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I recently had a 2.5" dual custom exhaust installed in my 61 Newport with 440 and cross rams. I was too loud just idling, and sounded like a 77 Camaro when I put my foot in it. Took it back to the exhaust shop and had them install (1) a cross over pipe, and (2) glass packs as resonators just before the tailpipes. Much more civilized now, and whisper quiet cruising at 60 mph with the top down.
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Mike M
Posted 2020-05-17 4:56 PM (#598410 - in reply to #598386)
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The noise may not be the mufflers only.
If you had the pipes also, most muffler shops use thinner pipes because they can be bent more easily.
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57chizler
Posted 2020-05-17 5:52 PM (#598413 - in reply to #598386)
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Problem is that a lot of muffler shops don't want to be bothered by having to stock a gazillion different mufflers so they install the "Turbo" style mufflers that flow better but also are more noisy and often drone. A crossover pipe helps with the drone.

The stock replacement oval mufflers available from Walker are usually dead quiet and have no drone.
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Paul Hettick
Posted 2020-05-18 8:56 PM (#598456 - in reply to #598386)
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Both of my cars have "stock" Walker mufflers on them. Both can be borderline loud in certain driving conditions. I remember that stick mufflers used to be quiet, maybe too quiet. My next job will be on a 58 lincoln. I want it quiet. I mean a little tone is ok but man what's on my other two cars would never do.
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wizard
Posted 2020-05-19 12:51 AM (#598460 - in reply to #598386)
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So, perhaps stock Walker mufflers with additional resonators?
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Paul Hettick
Posted 2020-05-19 10:01 AM (#598469 - in reply to #598386)
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Anyone know where Walker mufflers are now produced?
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