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Old 08-07-2005, 05:44 PM   #1
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Default Glass packs- which are the best??

Hi gang,

I was wondering what your opinions were on certian glass packs.

The ones I know of are:

Mellow tones
Maremont
Gold Tones
Smithy's
Cherry Bomb
Purple Hornies
Thrush

Are there others? What do you think the best is and why?

Thanks for any comments
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Old 08-07-2005, 06:56 PM   #2
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Default Re: Glass packs- which are the best??

i know dynamax sells them, i have one on my ram, dono how it would sound on something old
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Old 08-07-2005, 07:22 PM   #3
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I like the ones that already have the fiberglass burnt out of them

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Old 08-07-2005, 07:33 PM   #4
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I run Thrush Cherry Bombs on 3 vehicles. The 53 Vickie with a hot flathead and a 54 F350 with a warm 292 Y Block. Both of those are are just about right. Not too loud and a beautiful rap.

The other car is my 68 Impala SS396 and they are positively intimidating. Very mild at idle and cruising with a light load. When I step on it or down shift it gets; I guess "snarly" is a good word.

I suppose the 2 1/2" pipes on the 396 vs 1 3/4" on the others contributes to the difference.
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Old 08-07-2005, 10:44 PM   #5
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Default Re: Glass packs- which are the best??

Ive used all of those for years. Hush Thrust sound nicer until they burn out, then they sound like the rest.
Cherry bombs will last the longest, just because of how they made.
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Old 08-07-2005, 10:59 PM   #6
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Ive used all of those for years. Hush Thrust sound nicer until they burn out, then they sound like the rest.
Cherry bombs will last the longest, just because of how they made.
i run cherry bombs because they sound good and you can drop in you local auto zone and pick 'em right up no problems. Brockman mello tone steel packs are real good to. if i were gonna go through the trouble of ordering something it would be a set of those...ken....
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Old 08-07-2005, 11:03 PM   #7
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I'm running the "Red Hots" by Flowtech on the y-block in my 57, 2" in and out with 18" case. They have just the sound I wanted. I had them mounted just under the front seats, where the factory originally put the mufflers, with full tailpipes. Nice rap just loud enough but not so mellow. Summit sells them for $17.95 each.

On my early Mustang with a pretty hot 289, I'm running "Blue Streaks" with 2 1/2" in and out with about a 20" case length. These also sound great, and came from the exhaust shop that installed the exhaust.
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Old 08-07-2005, 11:28 PM   #8
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Cherry Bombs sound badass. They're available cheap at pep boys
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Old 08-08-2005, 06:01 AM   #9
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Brockman Mellowtones!
Brock will make them to order for you. Glass, steel, or no packing. Different lengths available. They sound better due to the way he punches the louvers inside the core, in a spiral pattern. The only other ones that sound as good are the OLD Smittys, not the repros. Very reasonable price, I think less than $40 a pair.
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Old 08-08-2005, 10:40 AM   #10
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Default Re: Glass packs- which are the best??

Thats a lot of helpfull input, thanks!

But, where would I get my hands on some of these? I know I could get a Thrush, Purple Hornie or Cherry Bomb at Knects.

How about the Mellowtones, Gold Tones, Old Smitty or Maremont?

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Old 08-08-2005, 10:52 AM   #11
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They're all about the same I think.

I've had experience with both Purple Hornies and Thrush. Both sound about the same (same car too). LOUD and snarly. They are quiet at idle, but from part throttle to wide open, WHHOOOOOO BAAAAHHHHH!!!!

I like em.

I just bought a set of "RED HOTS" for my next project.
The insides of those look like the Purple Hornies....so I figure they'll be some loud sombitches to.
Tingler I'm running redhots on the Pusher. You're gonna love 'em bro.

Good deep tone, and when you hammer it it might as well be a straight pipe.

I've run the purple hornies that bolt straight to the collector, puts the noise in the wrong place for cruising as far as I'm concerned, they are a good sounding muffler if you're into loud, but after a couple of hours on the hiway it starts to grate on ya.

I ran cherry bombs on the old merc when I was in highschool, Mrs beaner could tell if I went straight home from her place and I lived all the way across town (about a mile as the crow flew).
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Old 08-08-2005, 04:09 PM   #12
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Tingler I'm running redhots on the Pusher. You're gonna love 'em bro.

Good deep tone, and when you hammer it it might as well be a straight pipe.

I've run the purple hornies that bolt straight to the collector, puts the noise in the wrong place for cruising as far as I'm concerned, they are a good sounding muffler if you're into loud, but after a couple of hours on the hiway it starts to grate on ya.

I ran cherry bombs on the old merc when I was in highschool, Mrs beaner could tell if I went straight home from her place and I lived all the way across town (about a mile as the crow flew).

I love my cherry bombs on my 57 Fairlane. I think they've been on there since 1975!! They sound better every year.....
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Old 09-02-2005, 02:20 AM   #13
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Hi gang,

I was wondering what your opinions were on certian glass packs.

The ones I know of are:

Mellow tones
Maremont
Gold Tones
Smithy's
Cherry Bomb
Purple Hornies
Thrush

Are there others? What do you think the best is and why?

Thanks for any comments

BTTT

Does anyone know of the real website to Smithy's muffler?

How about Mitchell Muffler??

I cant seem to find them directly, only distributors.

Thanks
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Old 09-02-2005, 02:38 AM   #14
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Default Re: Glass packs- which are the best??

I just get the run of the mill no-names my muffler guy has in 12" x 3". Then I have him put them on backwards. Sounds great on a straight six with fenton headers, and no tickets in a year (some pissed off neighbors though)!
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Old 09-02-2005, 03:02 AM   #15
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What's the benefit to running them backwards...??? Burning them out faster..???
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Old 09-02-2005, 02:04 PM   #16
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The exhuast slows down, but does not get caught in the louvers. It makes ic act more as a baffle than a muffler.
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Old 09-02-2005, 03:08 PM   #17
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Try this site for Brockman Mellotones; Steel or Glass, your choice
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Old 09-02-2005, 03:09 PM   #18
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Try this site for Brockman Mellotones; Steel or Glass, your choice

http://www.brockmancustomparts.com/page2.html
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Old 09-02-2005, 03:29 PM   #19
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How did the old round THRUSH straight-thru mufflers compare to todays glass packs? Louder, deeper...the same?
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Old 09-02-2005, 04:23 PM   #20
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How did the old round THRUSH straight-thru mufflers compare to todays glass packs? Louder, deeper...the same?
One thing also to consider is muffler length, pipe diameter ,engine make & where you plan on puttin em`.Workin at a muff shop some 10 years you get to know different cars & different sounds.As long as you arn`t runnin a fire breather ,I say go short 12'' to 18'' with 2 '' pipe & you`ll like the sound!
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