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Chessie6057
Posted 2022-11-13 9:43 AM (#625550)
Subject: Waldron's exhaust for a 1955 Custom Royal Lancer



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Hello,

I was wondering if anyone on here has any experience with Waldron's exhaust? I am considering replacing my exhaust with their system and am trying to decide which muffler to go with. They have a choice between stock sound, mild imposter sound, and an imposter sound. I want the car to sound throaty, but not so loud it's not enjoyable on long road trips. I am leaning towards the mild imposter but was wondering what the group thought. Thanks in advance for any input!
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Powerflite
Posted 2022-11-13 10:37 AM (#625553 - in reply to #625550)
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They make good quality product, but the problem I have with them is they only offer stock sizes. I really don't want to connect 2" pipes to my more powerful motor. Because of that, I can't use them and have to build my own. I start with stainless '57 Chevy tailpipes because they are cheap, add a small section to them above the axle, and go from there.

In terms of sound, you are better off getting the sound you like from the power of your motor rather than from the muffler. A high compression motor with a decent cam will give you all you need without having to use a crappy muffler. Long, high flowing mufflers are best IMO.

Edited by Powerflite 2022-11-13 3:23 PM
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Chessie6057
Posted 2022-11-13 11:16 AM (#625556 - in reply to #625550)
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Great Information to think about! I will research the pipe sizes more... Thanks! I definitely want to keep my stock 270 Hemi in the car. So, I am just trying to decide what to marry it with.
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Burnemup
Posted 2022-11-13 12:41 PM (#625558 - in reply to #625550)
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I currently have turbo mufflers on my 55 Dodge. I bought from them a number of years ago. However my wife says I wake up the neighbors in the morning with them. They my be blown out! I have been thinking about some long glasspacks in a effort to quiet down the car. They might be cheaper than going through Waldon and waiting for them to produce stock type mufflers. I'd love to see some pictures of your 55 Dodge! Where abouts in Iowa are you from? I'm from Cedar Rapids originally and now live in Simi Valley, Ca.
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Chessie6057
Posted 2022-11-13 1:20 PM (#625559 - in reply to #625550)
Subject: Re: Waldron's exhaust for a 1955 Custom Royal Lancer



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I live in the Quad Cities on the border with Illinois ... Most of my family live in the Cedar Rapids Area .... so we get up there a fair amount.





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Burnemup
Posted 2022-11-14 11:27 AM (#625572 - in reply to #625550)
Subject: RE: Waldron's exhaust for a 1955 Custom Royal Lancer



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Those are Beautiful cars! I currently have a 48 Plymouth Special Deluxe 2dr Sedan and my 1955 Dodge Custom Royal Lancer hardtop!



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Motorvator
Posted 2022-11-14 2:07 PM (#625577 - in reply to #625550)
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I have had a very different experience with Waldron's than Powerflite's. I have had custom exhaust made by them more than once. I even had them make me a custom muffler based on my own blueprint. Their Imposter mufflers are essentially stock mufflers with shortened internal tubes. Because of this, each car will be quite different in sound and volume. I can tell you that the loud Imposters on a '64 Galaxie are quite quiet, but that doesn't mean that yours will necessarily be. Give them a call, they'll be happy to talk to you. They'll make you whatever you want. They also have some correct stock hangars for various vehicles. They made tailpipes for my father's '57 Firedome. Perfect fit.
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Chessie6057
Posted 2022-11-14 3:32 PM (#625580 - in reply to #625572)
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Burnemup - 2022-11-14 11:27 AM

Those are Beautiful cars! I currently have a 48 Plymouth Special Deluxe 2dr Sedan and my 1955 Dodge Custom Royal Lancer hardtop!


Thanks.... Your cars are beautiful also. You don't see mono color CRL very often! Very Sharp!
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Chessie6057
Posted 2022-11-14 3:34 PM (#625581 - in reply to #625577)
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Motorvator - 2022-11-14 2:07 PM

I have had a very different experience with Waldron's than Powerflite's. I have had custom exhaust made by them more than once. I even had them make me a custom muffler based on my own blueprint. Their Imposter mufflers are essentially stock mufflers with shortened internal tubes. Because of this, each car will be quite different in sound and volume. I can tell you that the loud Imposters on a '64 Galaxie are quite quiet, but that doesn't mean that yours will necessarily be. Give them a call, they'll be happy to talk to you. They'll make you whatever you want. They also have some correct stock hangars for various vehicles. They made tailpipes for my father's '57 Firedome. Perfect fit.


Thanks so much for the feedback! I definitely feel good about ordering an exhaust from them after hearing others experience! I really appreciate the experience and knowledge of this group, which is why I turned here before ordering!
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NicksGarage
Posted 2022-11-15 12:34 AM (#625594 - in reply to #625550)
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I've used them twice. For my 1960 300F and my 1960 New Yorker wagon. While the work was quality, the fit wasn't. On the 300F they sent the wrong tailpipes and claimed there was something wrong with my car or my installation. They eventually sent me correct tailpipes but they didn't fit because the bend over the axle was wrong. I didn't even know they were going to send them and I had moved since I had last dealt with them and they went to my old house. They again said there was something wrong with my car. I'll have to have an exhaust shop make new ones off the originals that I have in the car attached to the front part of the Waldrons set. I know several people who got the wrong tailpipes for their 300F from them but they will not replace them without charge.

On the 1960 New Yorker wagon, one of the tailpipes doesn't fit the car properly but overall it's pretty good. When I get the car running I'll have to take it to the exhaust shop to get corrected. I bought it from them because the car basically had no exhaust system in it and they were the only ones who make the correct length resonators.

I asked them about making larger diameter pipes in the stock configuration and they said they could make them larger but they don't guarantee fit.

Your mileage may vary.






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mikes2nd
Posted 2022-11-15 3:25 AM (#625599 - in reply to #625550)
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I had pretty good luck with these guys.. http://classicexhaustinc.com/



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Chessie6057
Posted 2022-11-15 10:16 AM (#625603 - in reply to #625594)
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NicksGarage - 2022-11-15 12:34 AM

I've used them twice. For my 1960 300F and my 1960 New Yorker wagon. While the work was quality, the fit wasn't. On the 300F they sent the wrong tailpipes and claimed there was something wrong with my car or my installation. They eventually sent me correct tailpipes but they didn't fit because the bend over the axle was wrong. I didn't even know they were going to send them and I had moved since I had last dealt with them and they went to my old house. They again said there was something wrong with my car. I'll have to have an exhaust shop make new ones off the originals that I have in the car attached to the front part of the Waldrons set. I know several people who got the wrong tailpipes for their 300F from them but they will not replace them without charge.

On the 1960 New Yorker wagon, one of the tailpipes doesn't fit the car properly but overall it's pretty good. When I get the car running I'll have to take it to the exhaust shop to get corrected. I bought it from them because the car basically had no exhaust system in it and they were the only ones who make the correct length resonators.

I asked them about making larger diameter pipes in the stock configuration and they said they could make them larger but they don't guarantee fit.

Your mileage may vary.




Good food for thought! I will talk with them again about fitment. My car has dual exhaust, but I do not know if it came that way from the factory. It has also been changed over to glass packs, and I want to take it back to original configuration with mufflers. Thanks for your feedback!
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Chessie6057
Posted 2022-11-15 10:17 AM (#625604 - in reply to #625599)
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mikes2nd - 2022-11-15 3:25 AM

I had pretty good luck with these guys.. http://classicexhaustinc.com/



Thanks, I will do some research on them!
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Motorvator
Posted 2022-11-15 2:17 PM (#625618 - in reply to #625550)
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I also have used classicexhaustinc for my Charger. His prices are better than Waldron's and he will work with you if there's a fitment issue which is great. In my experience though, Waldron's had better fit. For Chrysler's 1962 and newer, the best I've ever dealt with is Accurate Exhaust.
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60 dart
Posted 2022-11-15 5:35 PM (#625629 - in reply to #625550)
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i wouldn't ever buy from classic again . a good while ago i had dual made for my dart by them . not one dammed
piece was correct and got runaround when it was brought to their attention ---------------------------later
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mikes2nd
Posted 2022-11-16 2:13 AM (#625635 - in reply to #625550)
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the parts from classic fit my 57 Dodge, Dual kit... I could see issues with anyone making old exhausts.

They put the lengths on there and bend and bend and bend.. crush the ends... etc

Classic had a LOT going on... there must have been 50 exhausts in production and it was like 2 guys. I can drive a couple hours and pick them up.
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Burnemup
Posted 2022-11-16 9:37 AM (#625641 - in reply to #625550)
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When I first bought the car it was all Black, the car was a early production car and had no number code plate. So I thought about painting it the tritone color( Heather Rose, Black with the White top and around the tail lights). During my research I read a article about Mauray Baldwin who worked for Virgil Exner and handled the Dodge Division wanted more single color cars but corpration decided to produce more two tone colored and tritone colored cars. So when we started to sand the paint that is when I found out it was a solid color black. Due to the rarity of solid color cars, I could not justify my self to paint it a tritone color and stayed with the all Black color. Besides the Black really makes the chrome stand out.As you can tell the car needs a repaint due to fact it doesn't get any garage time and I get lazy about puting the car cover on. Plus I like looking out the front widow and seeing the car!
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Burnemup
Posted 2022-11-16 9:38 AM (#625642 - in reply to #625550)
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Here are some more pics of the car.



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Powerflite
Posted 2022-11-16 9:41 AM (#625643 - in reply to #625550)
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I concur that all black does look really good on a '55 CRL. I think you made the right choice Ernie.
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Chessie6057
Posted 2022-11-16 12:48 PM (#625647 - in reply to #625641)
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Burnemup - 2022-11-16 9:37 AM

When I first bought the car it was all Black, the car was a early production car and had no number code plate. So I thought about painting it the tritone color( Heather Rose, Black with the White top and around the tail lights). During my research I read a article about Mauray Baldwin who worked for Virgil Exner and handled the Dodge Division wanted more single color cars but corpration decided to produce more two tone colored and tritone colored cars. So when we started to sand the paint that is when I found out it was a solid color black. Due to the rarity of solid color cars, I could not justify my self to paint it a tritone color and stayed with the all Black color. Besides the Black really makes the chrome stand out.As you can tell the car needs a repaint due to fact it doesn't get any garage time and I get lazy about puting the car cover on. Plus I like looking out the front widow and seeing the car!


Understandable. I believe you made the right decision! It is very stately in all black! Thanks for the extra pictures. I would stare at it out the window as well! Gorgeous
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Chessie6057
Posted 2022-11-16 12:51 PM (#625648 - in reply to #625642)
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Burnemup - 2022-11-16 9:38 AM

Here are some more pics of the car.


Did you get your car with the 4-barrel carb on it, or did you add it? I am thinking of changing mine over from a 2-barrel carb.
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Chessie6057
Posted 2022-11-16 12:58 PM (#625649 - in reply to #625618)
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Motorvator - 2022-11-15 2:17 PM

I also have used classicexhaustinc for my Charger. His prices are better than Waldron's and he will work with you if there's a fitment issue which is great. In my experience though, Waldron's had better fit. For Chrysler's 1962 and newer, the best I've ever dealt with is Accurate Exhaust.


Thanks for the feedback. I really appreciate everyone's advice! What a wonderfully helpful resource you all make this discussion board!
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Burnemup
Posted 2022-11-17 9:30 AM (#625679 - in reply to #625550)
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The car was a 2-bbl, I tried a tripower setup which looked good but the carbs had no choke setup, so was hard to start. I then did a even trade with a guy that had the correct 4bbl and orginal manifold and it seems to run better and looks good.
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Chessie6057
Posted 2022-11-17 11:20 AM (#625685 - in reply to #625679)
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Burnemup - 2022-11-17 9:30 AM

The car was a 2-bbl, I tried a tripower setup which looked good but the carbs had no choke setup, so was hard to start. I then did a even trade with a guy that had the correct 4bbl and orginal manifold and it seems to run better and looks good.


It does look great!
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