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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Evilfalcon1961, Apr 16, 2008.

  1. Evilfalcon1961
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    thinking about getting a new exhaust would straigght pipes on a 200 i6 sound good?.. or should i stick with a muffler???
     
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  3. not so hotrod
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    Ive heard that small true dual exhaust on stovebolt 235's sound excellent. I dont remember what size though. Pretty small.
     
  4. gearsforguts
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    i ran duals with glass packs on my 61 falcon 200 inline six and a dual outlet header sounded good
     
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  5. oilslinger53
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    1 1/2" dual straight pipes with tapered tips sound good on a 235, dont know about a 200 though
     
  6. Muffler on anything but a V8.
     
  7. starchief1959
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    Had duals on a split manifold 235. Sounded pretty good. Higher pitch but still had some grunt.
     
  8. Bort62
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    A strait 6 under load @ high RPM sounds very different than a V8. It's up to you whether or not it sounds good.

    I don't think I would run strait pipes on a falcon regardless.
     
  9. DE SOTO
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    My daughter ran a straght pipe on her 170 6cyl '62 Falcon for a couple years. She just sold it & one of the selling features to the guy who bought it was how cool it sounded.

    I was against it but she had to have it, So i did it & to my surprise it sounded really Cool for a lil car like that.

    It was a Stock manifold & single Pipe all the way out.

    Sounds Good till ya lose a Gasket, Then popped so we always knew when to fix the Flange gasket.

    I dunno about Duals though.. I had Duals & Mufflers on a 225 Dodge 6 that sounded REALLY good... Then i straight piped it and it sounded like SHIT !!

    REALLY Loud & everyone said it sounded like an old Bi~Plane....ONLY LOUDER !!

    I hated the Dodge Slant on straight Pipes... But the Falcon sounded good .
     
  10. Tony
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    I run 2" dual's with a split manifold and SHORT stainless packs on my 235..the muffler body is only about 9-10" long and they are mounted as far forward as possible...I love the sound..
    Rumbles like a small 8 at idle then has a nice toned low 'buzz' at speed..
    It's loud enough that it can be heard but not obnoxious.
     
  11. Johnnyzoom
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    Tried this and glasspack combinations on my Comet with 200 i6, I was disappointed. Maybe with headers it would be cool, but without it sounded like what it was: a small 6 without a muffler.
     
  12. Dan10
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    I ran a dual exhaust on my ford 223 inliner and I thought it sounded good. I did put mufflers on it later as it was hard to sneak into the house at 4 am. without them.
     
  13. jahearne
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    I think it depends on tube diameter, length and what have ya. I'm running a 22" glasspack with 2 1/4" pipe on Ford 250 inline all the way out the back and it has a drone at certain speeds/rpms, but sounds good at top-end.
    Going with a 2" pipe next time.
     
  14. ray
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    straight pipes on a small ford six sound absolutely SICK! and by sick i mean good. when you split the manifold on these, you get a 2/4 split, so it raps like nothing else out there. when i did mine, i was infleuenced by a certain slant 6 with straight pipes, as well as the old chevy bombs running straight pipes, neither sound as good as a split ford six.
     
  15. Cooters Speed Shop
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    I'm running a single exhaust , with 2" tubing and a single 'Cherrybomb' muffler on my stock '51 216ci and it sounds fairly deep and cool.

    Cooter
     
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  17. hillbillyhellcat
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    I had a 250 ci Ford in a Falcon with a Cliffy dual outlet header and Heartthrob brand turbo style glasspack mufflers (JC Whitney) and meg's tips.... It sounded awesome for a six cylinder.... Everyone thought it had a hot 289 in it... Funniest part was when I swapped to a V8 with the stock exhaust it sounded like crap! Good setup for a 6 though.
     
  18. Lucky444
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    If you do a search for this you'll get alot of info. Here's some I found. I had a 170 in a Falcon that I kept the stock manifold and ran only a single Flowmaster with 2" pipes, sounded deep and throaty with a hint of "rap" at full throttle. Now I've got a split manifold on a Chevy 250 going into 1.75" pipes, one straight through and one Brockman Steel pack. Sounds rowdy and has that "rap" unique to sixes with duals. Sounds like a Biplane on the freeway.

    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=168439&highlight=split exhaust

    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=194749

    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=59126&highlight=straight pipes glasspacks
     
  19. willowbilly3
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    Yeah, that V8=good sound, 6=sound not so good.
     
  20. Lucky444
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    [QUOTE Yeah, that V8=good sound, 6=sound not so good.[/QUOTE]

    To each his own...a split six is music to my ears!:D
     
  21. Evilfalcon1961
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    yea nice... i have an exhaust cutout right behind the header and it sound like a plane at idle... but on the throttle it sounds mean.. already have the header on there so seems like im going to split it and run duals and dump right before the rear axel or run em all the way back
     
  22. Evilfalcon1961
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    so i should be running a 1 1/2 pipe i think its a 2 or 2.5 now but the cutout is never capped anyways... but no backpressure so tis bad!
     
  23. Lucky444
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    The smaller diameter pipes will be better when you split it into two. If you run em all the way to the back of the car the longer pipes will give you some back pressure and the noise won't make you prematurely deaf! If you do dump the exhaust before the rear axle make sure you point the tips out the side of the car or else the resonating will kill you. I've got mine running all the way to the back under the axle.
     
  24. LabRat
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    Glad your still not thinkin about takin the paint off , playing around with your pipes is alot better idea .....
     
  25. VNCduke
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    Id worry about making your car less crappy before you make it even crappier..you know, balance it out a little bit
     
  26. Evilfalcon1961
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    haha right you are sir .. right you are
     
  27. Gasserman
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    My 170 is a plus .030 motor with a solid lifter cam and Clifford split header with duals . But it sounds real good ,not you standard run of the mill I6 . I like it. Gasserman
     
  28. Evilfalcon1961
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    thanks for the advice .. Kid
     
  29. KIRK!
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    Personally, I love the sound of a six screaming and popping through 1 1/2" straight pipes.
     
  30. Evilfalcon1961
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    hell yea dude!
     

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