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Hot Rods Any one running straight pipes?

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  1. raven
    Joined: Aug 19, 2002
    Posts: 4,618


    My roadster has never had anything but open headers on it. I've even been pulled over for speeding with them. No ticket for noise. The 96 in a 55 was expensive though...
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  2. Speed~On
    Joined: Apr 28, 2011
    Posts: 1,393


    Lake style headers which I can uncap; attached to straight pipes that route out the back. Cops seem to dig it...they give me the thumbs up.

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  3. I have straight pipes on three of mind. The ones on the Vette for over 40 years. 484.jpg 002.jpg 336.jpg
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  4. Runnin shine
    Joined: Apr 12, 2013
    Posts: 3,313

    Runnin shine

    That sound alone makes all the work seem worth it all Dale, nice.

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  5. When I lived in Tuscon, AZ. back in 1980 I was driving my Merc. home with open
    Pipes from the Garage & pulled right up to a Cop Car
    He didn't even bat a eye, but I let him pull away first
    Than I took off 327/300 hp
    I never got a Ticket for Loud exhaust Only for Speeding
    which you can Beat by taking the Driving Course,
    which takes the Ticket of your Lic.
    Just my 3.5 cents
    Live Learn, & Die a Fool
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  6. Last Hoorah
    Joined: Nov 13, 2009
    Posts: 107

    Last Hoorah

    Been driving with these weed burners on coupe.JPG for a few years
  7. Tman
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 34,734


    I never had an issue when I drove it either rock, in fact, dad claims we did a burn out in front of a cop leaving the pizza joint in it. I heard a cop take off in an F150 tonight on a call, that thing was as loud as many of our hot rods and customs!
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  8. Pinstriper40
    Joined: Sep 24, 2007
    Posts: 3,410


    My '59 Tbird has live lake pipes, no problems in CO. I've driven it all over without issues. It isn't any louder than a Harley or one of the local hillbilly pickups. In fact, they're uncapped now!
  9. 1946caddy
    Joined: Dec 18, 2013
    Posts: 1,753

    from washington

  10. trosa54
    Joined: Jan 21, 2007
    Posts: 129


    Nice note to these 1.75 straights.

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  11. stovebolt, fenton split manifold, and straight pipes 15+ years no issues
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  12. dana barlow
    Joined: May 30, 2006
    Posts: 4,436

    dana barlow
    from Miami Fla.
    1. Y-blocks

    Over the years,did a few header sets with an with out muffs. My zoomys were a loud headake an fell a part faster then those with collectors. But zoomys do look great if done right. The muffs I use now must be fairly filled up,pretty loud now
  13. 26hotrod
    Joined: Nov 28, 2009
    Posts: 962

    from landis n c

    Nope. Wife wont let me.........
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  14. Been running my 401 nailhead with straight pipes, Sanderson Headers, since 2002. Out the back of course, have won a few "Best Pipes" contests. Long trips (over 75 miles) I do wear ear plugs. Close to 5,000 miles a year, with not one complaint.
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  15. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 12,830

    from KCMO

    And I can positively identify you and @porknbeaner coming from about three blocks away lol.

    Last time you rolled in under the cover of night I stopped Beaner from shutting the garage and said just wait he'll be here in like 7 minutes. lol next thing you know your driving threw the neighbors yard and parked lol
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  16. AHotRod
    Joined: Jul 27, 2001
    Posts: 11,426


    Straight Pipes Rule !
    Anyone have a video of their Hot Rod running straight pipes?
  17. car doctor
    Joined: May 25, 2011
    Posts: 485

    car doctor

    Been running them on my flathead the past 3 years. Love the sound, only really loud on a long pull up a hill. IMG_20180623_084623.jpg
  18. Petejoe
    Joined: Nov 27, 2002
    Posts: 11,009

    from Zoar, Ohio

  19. jazz1
    Joined: Apr 30, 2011
    Posts: 1,498


    Too friggin loud. I even found Thrush Hush annoying on long trips 40 years ago and I don’t need to attract attention
  20. Idling in the garage . . . nothing better than a snotty flathead with a big cam (unless it also has a blower!). LOL

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  21. hrm2k
    Joined: Oct 2, 2007
    Posts: 3,698


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  22. sunbeam
    Joined: Oct 22, 2010
    Posts: 5,297


    When I was a teenager in the 60s I learned loud exhaust meant ticket. If you hung your foot in your car they screamed look at me I' doing something wrong give me a ticket. I think the small town I lived in balanced their books on loud exhaust fines.
  23. oldsman41
    Joined: Jun 25, 2010
    Posts: 1,469


    C0C703F7-C6CC-41EA-8D73-CBC93717A047.jpeg The 51 has straight pipes the flatty sounds perfect with them.
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    I took the caps off the pipes when I bought the car, and threw them under the seat. They're still there.
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  25. What are mufflers? LOL.
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  26. Kan Kustom
    Joined: Jul 20, 2009
    Posts: 2,676

    Kan Kustom

    Would like to see more of this one !
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  27. dirty old man
    Joined: Feb 2, 2008
    Posts: 8,912

    dirty old man

    My SBC equipped hiboy roadster has Patriot "roadster" headers (side pipes). They are 3.5" OD on the collectors and 26"extensions, with "Spiral Turbo" baffles in the extensions.
    The large OD seems to deepen the tone and the baffles do dampen the sound some, but not quite as much as what I'd like, but so far no problems with the cops. Been considering the cone shaped, perforated baffles in the Speedway oval track catalog. They fit up in the collector just behind where the primary pipes merge with the point forward. Claim is little or no power loss as the total sq. in. of all the holes exceeds the sq. in. of the collector ID cross section.
    In my younger years I had lots of cars with all sorts of loud pipes and numerous tickets to show for it. Now at 81, I don't really want them quite that loud, just a good deep toned rumble.
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  28. Kan Kustom
    Joined: Jul 20, 2009
    Posts: 2,676

    Kan Kustom

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