Hi all! Exhaust Question
I have searched here and other reputable online sites, and I think I even checked Jerry's 69 book and Dobbins-Incremona, for this info and have come up dry.
While I sit/lie healing and with car still in paint (more as shield from wife, who has stated she doesn't know if she's going to "let" me keep car), I am planning out little details.
One thing I did not like during the years of shakedown was the "dump truck" sound of an OE style transverse muffler hooked to a mild BBC and iron manifolds.
Been considering shorty and/or long tube headers, but with all my injuries my new "normal" won't be what it was, and I can't see me hoisting the engine up and installing headers without help.
Also been considering adding resonators, either OE style (which look like basic turbo muffler) or round (like Flowmaster SP-2).
But, the question I would really, really love an authoritative answer is, on the OE factory "deep tone" exhaust's transverse muffler, how exactly does exhaust route around inside the case? Anybody cut one apart?
I can call Stainless Works and see if they can answer for what is on car now, and I can call Gardner and see what he says (and maybe try to beg him for just a muffler).
On a chambered system, you can see that the left bank of cylinders winds up in passenger side tailpipe and right bank on driver side. But what the heck happens in a closed case, with input on bottom of each side and tailpipes at the top??
I've heard the heavy truck sound is a common complaint for iron manifolds and an OE style system. But I have a lot of time on my hands, am an engineer, and have been a gearhead for almost 4 decades (yeeesh). I like to know how things work, so I can make more informed changes.
Of course, if I can get a TC Overhaulin style A-Team to come by and just slap some good fitting shorties on there... I have actually been sketching some muffler/zoomie (fairly flat or oval end tubes) right at bottom of front fenders... Like I said, lots of free time and boredom with a stalled project and disability income aren't a great combo.
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