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Technical Smittys on a y block

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by 1954fordkustom, Sep 13, 2013.

  1. 1954fordkustom
    Joined: Jun 14, 2010
    Posts: 604


    Hey guys has anyone ran smittys on a y block? How do they perform and sound. I'm thinking about picking up a set for my y block powered 54.

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  2. RHRH3P
    Joined: Mar 7, 2007
    Posts: 151


    I have Smittys on my Y block powered 56. I love them. The sound is perfect.
  3. greybeard360
    Joined: Feb 28, 2008
    Posts: 1,809


    Sweetest sound you will ever hear... even when they burn out... LOL
  4. texasred
    Joined: Dec 3, 2008
    Posts: 1,119

    from Houston

    a better question would be, who didn't run smittys on their y the fifties everybody ran smittys on everything..

  5. mastergun1980
    Joined: Oct 18, 2010
    Posts: 1,095

    from Alva OK

    I have some cheapie glass packs on my f-600 ( 292 ) It sounds killer... so better mufflers would sound better... I like porters
  6. 1954fordkustom
    Joined: Jun 14, 2010
    Posts: 604


    Thanks guys I thinking about straight pipe but after the responses I'm going to put a set of smittys on her.

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  7. 40FordGuy
    Joined: Mar 24, 2008
    Posts: 2,907


    Definitely use 'em !!!!!!!!!! Can't beat the sound.

  8. JeffB2
    Joined: Dec 18, 2006
    Posts: 8,969

    from Phoenix,AZ

  9. Had them on my first car, a 56 Ford Fairlane. Absolutely loved the sound.Wind out to about 4500 rpm in first gear(3 speed) and let off the gas and listen to the music..
    That was with tailpipes out the back. Leave them to dump straight out from under the floor and it sounds totally different.
  10. Consider porters.. Few things are worth the price theses days . Porters are worth it. .

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  11. A Rodder
    Joined: Jul 13, 2008
    Posts: 2,477

    A Rodder

    Had them on my first car, 1955 Town Sedan with a 272.

    BEST Sound ever.

    My 64 pu has a 292 with some of the IMCO brand, I think, and it sounds really good as well.

    Go with the Smithy's they won't disappoint!
  12. Kustom Chief
    Joined: Sep 21, 2003
    Posts: 778

    Kustom Chief

    They sound awesome and you know it is a y block!
  13. Blue One
    Joined: Feb 6, 2010
    Posts: 11,175

    Blue One
    from Alberta

    I think the Porters sound better.
  14. teddyp
    Joined: May 28, 2006
    Posts: 3,197


    i run blockman.s on my y-block glass packs i love them and block will make them how you want them
  15. deadendcruiser
    Joined: Jul 18, 2007
    Posts: 691


    Isn't it Smithy's?
  16. 5559
    Joined: Oct 25, 2012
    Posts: 362

    from tn

    good sounding mufflers
  17. my one has a early lincoln y block single smthey exhaust behind it. Friends say its the best sounding car arraound. more like a dee deep growl.
  18. Joey Anchors
    Joined: Feb 21, 2012
    Posts: 109

    Joey Anchors

    I had a pair on my '64 Galaxy with a 352ci and Bell-flower tips. Boy did that sound great!
  19. 57JoeFoMoPar
    Joined: Sep 14, 2004
    Posts: 5,067


    The Y block is pretty much the best sounding OHV engine you could have. Smittys, Brockmans, Cherry Bombs... they'll all sound great on that Y block. Just be sure to mount them forward towards the engine and they will snap and crackle as god intended
  20. sololobo
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
    Posts: 8,245


    I went with my Dad to Speedway Motors in Lincoln, Ne. about 1954 and he bought a pair of Smithy's for his 48 Ford coupe, he said to me, these are the only real hot rod mufflers kid. It stuck with me and I just installed a set on my new motor conversion in my truck and love them! Thats my story and I am stickin to it! ~sololobo~
  21. chillywilly
    Joined: Jul 28, 2009
    Posts: 274


    I am also running a warmed over y block and prefer the sound of the smithys.... any suggestions on length?

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  22. X2 on the Porter's.
  23. jamesf
    Joined: Jan 22, 2012
    Posts: 13

    from hammond in

    I have Smittys on a Y block and it sounds good. Mellow but not aggressive. As far as power goes I guess the question would be compared to what?
  24. 22" x 2" dual on my 292 .. At 65 mph sounds like diesel boat.. I like it. Can't beat em.
  25. Maybe spelled that way, has been pronounced Smitty's since they came on the scene, at least on the East coast.
  26. prpmmp
    Joined: Dec 12, 2011
    Posts: 1,080


    Grew up with a Smith family in the neighborhood (3 boys) Shmitty 1,Shmitty 2,Shmitty 3!! East Coast!! Pete X2 on the Porters!!

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