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History For those who were there: Did I get the sound right?

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Scott F., May 17, 2015.

  1. Scott F.
    Joined: Aug 9, 2006
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    Finished the dual carbs and headers and got the exhaust put on. Here's a short clip of the 235 accelerating in second and shifting to third. I goosed it a little between gears just so I could see what it sounded like on the video. That's not how I normally drive. But man, I love the sound of this thing now. Hoping it gets a little louder as the mufflers burn in.

    Scott
     
  2. arkiehotrods
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    To answer your question, yes, you did! Looks great, sounds great!
     
  3. YUP, sounds right.
     
  4. 302GMC
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    Sounds just like 1975 ....
     
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  5. Scott F.
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    Did you have one in 1975?
     
  6. Sounds beautiful!
     
  7. 302GMC
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    I did ... my 2nd red & white hardtop. This one ended up with chromed display board headers & some 17'' or 19'' steelpacks found behind the muffler shop. It was crackly ....
     
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  8. heinz51
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    Sounds great, gotta record my 292 chevy with Langdon headers an 24'' glass packs
     
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  9. When and where I lived, (60s, rural Wisconsin) only the town idiot would put a glass pack on a 6 popper, the rest of us that couldn't afford a V8, kept it as quiet as possible so we weren't ridiculed.
    So although it is the right sound, sorry, but it is the sound of a village idiot in 1965..
     
  10. Ebbsspeed
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    I'd say you nailed it. Sounds nice.
     
  11. clem
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    Probably only to you.... And possibly always will be. Some things are so entrenched?
     
  12. I'm just telling it like I remember it, isn't everyone?
     
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  13. clem
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    ^^^^fair enough. Please don't in any way be offended by my comment, it was not intended to be offensive, although it may have appeared that way.
     
  14. blowby
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    I know what you mean, but his sounds much better to me with the duals than a single exhaust 6 banger with a glasspack.

    And BTW, that is how I normally drive.:)
     
  15. Dan in Pasadena
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    I wouldn't mind BEING the "village idiot" if my 6 ran that well and sounded that good!
     
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  16. Rusty O'Toole
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    ^^^^^^^ You aren't old enough. In 1954, before the Chev V8 came out, that is what a cool Chev sounded like.
     
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  17. dan c
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    reminds me of a buddy's '54 back in the '60s. he went to a junkyard and salvaged a stock corvette split manifold and ran some short glasspacks--sounded like yours!
     
  18. Scott F.
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    Peer pressure's a bitch.
     
  19. Chevy 6's with dual exhaust makes the neatest sound.
     
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  20. Matthew Sherman
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    That thing sounds sweet.
     
  21. KoolKat-57
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    Sounds perfect!
    My old friend Louie V. the keeper of the "Flame" would be proud.
    God rest his Soul.
    KK
     
  22. Sounds like high school in 1957. Very nostalgic.
     
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  23. This makes me even more excited to get the header & lake pipes on my 230 flathead 6! I hope it sounds as good as yours
     
  24. Or any time after '55 LOL

    @Scott F.
    yep sounds like s single engine airplane that's what a 6 is supposed to sound like. Now go raise hell and put a brick under it. :D
     
  25. henryj1951
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    ya done good ...
    here the V8 version
     
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  26. waldo53
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    I'd say it sounds perfect!! There's a few of us village idiots on here that even though we CAN afford a V8, still prefer a 6. They were the hot set-up back in the early 50's, and, in my opinion, the cool set-up today. Let's face it, many of the V8 boys will get left at a light by some kid in a juiced up rice burner anyway - I prefer just cruising around and enjoying the sweet sounds of a 6 with duals.
     
  27. High5
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    That's how my first '54 Chevy sounded back in the 70's and how my '51 sounds today. Love a 6 with duals.
     
  28. Xtrom
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    "Buzzin half dozen" Love it!
     
  29. steinauge
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    from 1960

    Sounds mighty good!
     
  30. Rusty O'Toole
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    "I got a hot rod Chevy with the twin carburetors
    And I know a baby that's a real gone tomater
    But she's got a daddy with a Caddy that'll date her
    Do you see what I mean?"

    Not everyone appreciates the Chevy six lol.
     
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