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Customs 283 chevy exhaust

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Salvarican, Sep 7, 2017.

  1. Salvarican
    Joined: Oct 17, 2006
    Posts: 80


    So I have a 64 chevy c10 with and old rusted exhaust. I really want a good rapping sound like the old bombs. What is a good header pipe combo? Glass packs? I had an old 48 truck with a 235, Fenton headers and straight pipes and loved the loud obnoxious sound it made. Lol
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  2. Big ass stereo, "I'm a dog with a cone, just wanna find a home like to rtun like to play like to lay around all day, ta da, ta da, ta da, da, da"

    Oh not that kind of rapping. Get yourself some glass packs, probably 18"ers. 2.25 diameter tube should do it for ya.
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  3. Muttley
    Joined: Nov 30, 2003
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  4. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 9,019

    jimmy six

    Remove from the 283, install a 230 or 250 cu in 6 and you can have your obnoxious rapping back again. Sorry but your 283 will have the V8 sound what ever you do...

  5. Nostrebor
    Joined: Jun 25, 2014
    Posts: 1,178


    true duals, 2" pipe, 18-24" glasspacks. When I was young we would get them real hot and shoot water at the mufflers to make them break down faster/get louder. That was before I was smrt.
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  6. slowmotion
    Joined: Nov 21, 2011
    Posts: 3,270


    Get a pair of Walker Corvair turbo mufflers. The original turbo muffler, 2.5" in & out. Pure tone without all that blappity-rappity bullshit. Your 283 will thank you for it.
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  7. jimmy six hit it right on the head. v8 will never sound like the I six. A purer sound without the crossover or X pipe so prevalent today.
    A Chevy six is the best sounding dual exhaust you will ever hear.

  8. czuch
    Joined: Sep 23, 2008
    Posts: 2,688

    from vail az

    HAHA,,, We filled glasspacks up with used oil then drove around at night to break em in.
  9. dan c
    Joined: Jan 30, 2012
    Posts: 2,200

    dan c

    a buddy ran "purple hornies" on his chevy and it would "rap" with the best of 'em. they're the ones that bolt directly to the header collector.
  10. 1oldtimer
    Joined: Aug 21, 2003
    Posts: 7,999


    18"+ is too long, go for 12" or less and put them close to the engine.
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  11. Summit Cherry Bombs will give you all the rap that you and your neighbors can handle.
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  12. chopolds
    Joined: Oct 22, 2001
    Posts: 5,931

    from howell, nj
    1. Kustom Painters

    Brockman Mellowtone mufflers. You can get them in many different lengths, get the shortest for the loudest, and in either glass, steel, or no packing in them. No packing for the most rap!
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  13. flatheadpete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2003
    Posts: 10,146

    from Burton, MI

    I second Powerstick mufflers. I run a pair on my '50 Ford. 302/C4. 2 1/14" all the way to the bumper. It pops n crackles on deceleration but is nice and mellow at cruising speed...makes a bunch of racket on accel.
    And...Made in Michigan, like me! So you know they gotta be great!
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  14. upspirate
    Joined: Apr 15, 2012
    Posts: 2,273


    Whenever I ran flared exhaust tips, they caused a rapping sound Exhaust - Curved flare.jpg
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  15. Funny the difference in language and its usage. When I was a kid rap had to do with Revs, "Will it rap?" meant was it a revver. "Man this bitch will rap tight." :D

    We also used to try and figure out a way that it only got loud when it was rapped up tight. Excessive noise tickets were costly and a real pain in the butt. You could make one snap and crackle when you backed off if it by just drilling a 1/8" hole just in front of the muffler, even using stock mufflers.

    But if you use about any glass pack and don't break them in properly the glass will blow out soon enough and then all you got is a wide spot on the exhaust pipe.
  16. This is my worn out 283 with an Elgin 1785 cam, running out ram horn manifolds to 2" pipe to some Walker 24041 14" bodied glass packs, located in the rear of the '40 X member, to 1 3/4" tail pipes.

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  17. Blues4U
    Joined: Oct 1, 2015
    Posts: 5,560

    from So Cal

    Haha, are you fumigating for mosquitoes! LOL!
  18. Blues4U
    Joined: Oct 1, 2015
    Posts: 5,560

    from So Cal

    Jimmy Six is right, a V8 isn't going to have the same exhaust note as inline 6. But I think if you want the exhaust to rap, something similar to an L6, you need to go with glass packs toward the rear end of the truck, with a larger diameter pipe exiting from the back of the mufflers to the back bumper. Beaner posted something about drilling holes ahead of the muffle, that will add some popping in the exhaust on deceleration.
  19. Engine had sat for 15 years. Rings have loosened up now, so it's mich better.
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  20. jcmarz
    Joined: Jan 10, 2010
    Posts: 4,633

    from Chino, Ca

    Won't happen with a mouse motor. The sixes are the O.G. RAPPERS!

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  21. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 12,466

    from KCMO

    Good lord I'm never gonna stop laughing at that
  22. Budget36
    Joined: Nov 29, 2014
    Posts: 6,402


    Gotta correct ya was "wrap", long before
  23. martz5038
    Joined: May 4, 2010
    Posts: 10


    I have a 67 C10 with a 283 went with 1 glass pack 12" and left the other side straight pipe. Go straight pipe you can always cut in a glass pack

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  24. Salvarican
    Joined: Oct 17, 2006
    Posts: 80


    Do you have a video of it running Martz?
  25. martz5038
    Joined: May 4, 2010
    Posts: 10


    PM your number and I'll text you one, don't know how to upload it

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