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Old 09-13-2013, 08:32 PM   #1
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Default Smithy's mufflers

My boss gave me these as a bonus for this two weeks. I have heard of them and know they are a 50's and 60's style glass packs. Any info would be great! Any videos of someone's car with them would be helpful!

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Old 09-13-2013, 08:42 PM   #2
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If I remember right they are packed with stainless steel "wool" I've never heard a car they sound bad on nice raspy snarl.

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Old 09-13-2013, 08:57 PM   #3
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Had them on my 57 fairlane and it talked shit !
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Old 09-13-2013, 09:30 PM   #4
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Here's a Plymouth flathead six with Smithy's

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Old 09-13-2013, 09:37 PM   #5
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I have 2 hot rods with those. They sound great with flatheads.
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Old 09-13-2013, 09:56 PM   #6
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Default Re: Smithy's mufflers

Thanks for the info guys! That flat six sounds damn good. I'm running a pretty non-traditional engine since it kinda fell in my lap, however, i took the EFI off and slapped a carb on it (5.3L). Any videos of a small block running them?


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Old 09-13-2013, 10:05 PM   #7
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Here's one.

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Old 09-13-2013, 10:17 PM   #8
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Default Re: Smithy's mufflers

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If I remember right they are packed with stainless steel "wool" I've never heard a car they sound bad on nice raspy snarl.

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No. I think he said glass packs. If looking for modern mufflers for that 50s deep mellow sound, try Brockman Mello-Tone Steel packs. They sound great
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Old 09-13-2013, 11:39 PM   #9
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I just put a set of 22" smithys behind the 390 in my merc,I really thought they would rap a little louder... But they still sound great.


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Old 09-13-2013, 11:58 PM   #10
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long ones are too quiet imo
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Old 09-14-2013, 11:31 AM   #11
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You will hate them.....just go ahead and send them to me....!!!! I run smithys on my 51 ford and I will never run any other muffler!! They are the shit!! They have that beautiful mellow sound running down the road but when you put your foot in it they really get with it! You will love them!! Jim

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Old 09-14-2013, 11:42 AM   #12
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Default Re: Smithy's mufflers

Just depends on what sound you like. The short ones are a bit
Snappier....the longer ones a little more mellow. Some give
A louder droning effect during highway driving. What length
Are the ones you were given? Do they appear new or used?
About all you can do is put them on the car and drive to see
WhAt you get from them.
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Old 09-14-2013, 11:49 AM   #13
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Great bonus and NOT made in china.


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Old 09-14-2013, 12:00 PM   #14
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Default Re: Smithy's mufflers

Well I like the deeper droning sound when driving and cruising. I like to hear the motor screaming when I get into it however.

They were put on a 56 belair at the shop but the engine was never fired so they sat outside for a couple months. No carbon build up inside at all. Also the body on them is 22" long with 2" inlet and outlet. I have 3 inch on my pickup now but I can choke it down


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Old 09-14-2013, 04:37 PM   #15
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Have some behind my nailhead. I prefer the mellow tone of them, over the "look at me!" cackle of cherry bombs.
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Old 09-14-2013, 07:40 PM   #16
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Smithy mufflers were originally called steel-packs which referred to their packing made of steel chips and turnings NOT steel wool. Steel wool doesn't survive long in the acidic atmosphere inside exhaust parts.
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Old 09-14-2013, 08:13 PM   #17
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one of the best sounding mufflers out there
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Old 09-14-2013, 10:03 PM   #18
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I like what I'm readin in the posts.. I have 3 inch exhaust into a Y-pipe with a 4 inch tip. I'm gonna just have to put one on and see what it sounds like!


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Old 09-15-2013, 10:30 AM   #19
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Default Re: Smithy's mufflers

Don't have a problem with Smithy's ... they're on my coupe. But I wanted a more distinctive sound for my roadster and went with a pair of Porter's instead. Check out their website for multiple vids that will let you listen to them.
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Old 09-16-2013, 04:53 AM   #20
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Default Re: Smithy's mufflers

22" ones on my 292 y block magic sound.. But at 65 mph sounds like a diesel boat, don't mind it. Had some on my little 21 stud flathead and didn't make a sound.. Went to 12" open style better.
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