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  1. MMM1693
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    Does anybody know if Brockman's is still available or in business? I have googled the shit outta it and tried the search menu and get plenty of discussion about sound but no mention of where to buy. Kustomcarparts.com used to have them but they are gone I guess? Thanks Dan
     
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  2. Lone Star Mopar
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    Screenshot_20220206-120713_Google.jpg Have you tried calling them directly ? Used to he would answer the phone himself and was pretty helpful. Hope theyre still kicking, best sounding mufflers Ive heard.
     
  3. I called them directly to get a pair, but that was about 6-7 years ago.
     
  4. chopolds
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    They just sent a pair of glasspacks to Tony Ray for his shoebox build.
     
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  5. tr_rodder
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    I tried emailing them in August, never got an answer. Called their phone number, placed order, and got it less than a week. Awesome people great customer service. Love how my Plymouth 218 sounds with the 22"/28" OAL steelpack.
     
  6. chopolds
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    Yeah, Brock and Elaine are probably in their late 70's or 80's. Not so computer savvy. But great people none the less! CALL them!
     
  7. MMM1693
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    I called and talked to him yesterday, and said they would go out by the end of the week. Seemed like a hell of a nice guy and very knowledgeable. Said he doesn't have dealers anymore they all went broke. I'll let you guys know when they arrive.
     
  8. V8 Bob
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    They're very nice people and sell great items, especially the Mellow Tones! :cool:
     
  9. i.rant
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    Anyone have a video to share with their car running with the Brockman’s?
     
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  10. lucky13
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    This is a friends 51 Chevy with Brockman mellowtones
     
  11. lucky13
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    another of the same car
     
  12. elgringo71
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    They sound great, thanks for the videos
     
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  13. Roothawg
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    Do they have anything in stainless? I looked online but not much out there. It all points back to the hamb.
     
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  14. V8 Bob
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    The engine size, health and pipe size really determine the sound. My 2-carb/dual exhaust 239" '51 flathead sounds very '50s mellow with 1 3/4" pipes, while the built/over camed 286" in my '32 is loud and aggressive with 2" pipes. Both cars have the same 12" Mellow Tone glass packs.
     
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  15. Hillbilly Werewolf
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    What diameter pencil tip is on that Chevy in the video?

    Spoke to Brock yesterday, looking forward to replacing my car's turbo mufflers with a pair of 17" steel packs.
    I am going to replace the 3" chrome tips with pencil tips, but not sure if I should do 2" (exhaust diameter) or reduce it down to 1.75
    I want it to look right for a early '50s custom.
     
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  16. tr_rodder
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    IMO, stay with 2", less headaches! The Brockmans smallest inlet/outlet available is 2", or you will need to make adapters. Tried to order a 2" inlet/ 1.75" outlet, couldn't do it they said and only offer in Aluminized Steel. @Roothawg

    The Plymouth I bought, the guy threw in the custom stainless exhaust his kid bent up for it. The kid made it to stock dimensions 2" header pipe and 1.75" tail pipe. Had a hell of a time get a reducing adapter to work in stainless. Even bought a chunk of 1.75" stainless pipe, took it to the exhaust shop and had them make an adapter to the 2 pipes. Still going to need to weld. I figured I'd try them knowing its Aluminized Steel, and if it rots off the price was fair to try.

    You might want to reconsider your length. Longer mufflers will give it a lower rumble, short ones give a higher pitch rap like the imports. I would have went 25"/31" OAL but the muffler I was substituting was 29" OAL, so went with 22"/28" OAL and adapter.
     
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  17. chopolds
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    No stainless, but I've put them on my own cars, with the pipes all done in stainless. They are such heavy ga. steel, they might last as long as stainless.
     
  18. Budget36
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    Nothing to add, but I’d always assumed that Brockman was a big company, not a clue it was a real mom and pop place.
    Always heard the positive recommendations about them.
     
  19. Hillbilly Werewolf
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    Appreciate the input, and from the video, looks like we as re both working with similar cars.
    My current exhaust is in very good shape, all 2", except the big ol' tips. As long as the 2" pencil tips will look 'right' I wont try to reduce down to 1 3/4".
    As far as length, I am open to suggestions, but 17" was what Brock suggested, and also found a few comments like
    I don't mind it having a 'sharp' exhaust note and not sounding like a V8, because it isn't, but the car is a family cruiser, so I don't want it miserably loud inside either. Brock recommended putting the mufflers further back so they aren't under the passenger compartment. I also have sound deadening insulation I plan on using.

    Hoping to order Friday.
     
  20. MMM1693
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    Ok guys they came Thursday. Thanks Lone Star Mopar and the rest of you guys for the help. Now I even have a South Bend newspaper to read. She even took a magic marker and wrote Thank You on the box. I'll get them on and try to post a video of the sound. Thanks again Dan
     
  21. i.rant
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    ^^^^^ photos of the mufflers Dan? :D
     
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  22. MMM1693
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    I'll work on that Dave.
     
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  23. I've got Brockman's under my Merc. They are short and I think they are galvanized. It's been awhile since I was under there. I've had then for about 10 years and they sound fantastic!
     
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    I used cast iron manifolds and 2 1/4in pipe. The mufflers are 26in body centered between cab and box for a fairly long tailpipe. No crossover or H pipe all dumping into 22X4in SS ends.
     
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  27. i.rant
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    Dan that sounds great,good choice. :cool::D
     
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  28. For some reason, 6 cylinder MoPars sound better to me than a Chev or Ford.
     
  29. Hillbilly Werewolf
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    Got the 17" steel pack Brockmans on my '48 ply, it sounds sweet! I will try to get the before and after video posted soon. IMG_20220309_184023502.jpg
     
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