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Hot Rods Sound Check: 4, 6, 8...

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jive-Bomber, Nov 25, 2014.

  1. Jive-Bomber
    Joined: Aug 21, 2001
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    Sound Check: 4, 6, 8...


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  2. belair
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
    Posts: 8,605


    I like my 235 with duals.
  3. louisb
    Joined: Oct 13, 2008
    Posts: 1,005


    My first car was a '54 Chevy with a later 235. Had dual 1s, split manifolds and sounded like a B-52. Loved that sound. Flathead is a close second.

  4. Mike51Merc
    Joined: Dec 5, 2008
    Posts: 3,854


    There's really no contest here. Do I actually have to say it? Hint: Avatar.

    Although the sweet sound of the V12 in a P-51 gives me goosebumps.
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  5. Paul
    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
    Posts: 15,124


    A good running engine does sound sweet whether a single cylinder hit and miss or V16 Rolls Royce or anything between but one that comes to mind and has its own distinctive sound is a hopped up Studebaker V8
    I can recognize the sound a block away
  6. chigger
    Joined: Jan 30, 2009
    Posts: 169


    anything with a nice tuned set of straight pies sound good to mo
  7. oldsman41
    Joined: Jun 25, 2010
    Posts: 1,282


    I ran my 55 chevy six banger for years with split manifold and straight pipes loved the sound. my 51 merc flatty runs porters it sounds real nice also. I have them running all the way to the bumper but have cutouts in front of them and the pipes come out just in back of the rear wheels. just like to hear it bark once in awhile.
  8. 3wLarry
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 12,804

    Member Emeritus
    from Owasso, Ok

    When I went to get the exhaust put on my coupe, the old guy told me I didn't need mufflers if the pipes were bent and snaked a certain way...he was right. My 1965 327 was bored .030...9.5:1 CR... 1965 double hump heads with screw in studs, guide plates...Comp Cams 276* hydraulic roller cam with real roller rockers...vintage Edelbrock C4B intake with 650 Holley/electric choke...stock dizzy with Pertronics innards...Speedway rams horn manifolds...2.25" mufflers. I was surprised at how quiet it was...and it consistently got 18mpg/hiway.

    ***EDIT** I added some engine build specs for the inquirin' minds.

    Last edited: Nov 25, 2014
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  9. Paul
    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
    Posts: 15,124


    Sounds good Larry :)
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  10. Has a built flatty in a 32 Vicky. with Reds headers runnin into 36 Driveshafts out to the rear. Was NASTY & LOUD @ idle, but really mellowed out around 70mph cept 4 who was ever behind me couldn't here a thing. Oh well I thought it was great !
  11. Donald A. Smith
    Joined: Feb 19, 2011
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    Donald A. Smith
    from Brook In.

    I run around the cornfields on 2 lane black top hedders, completely welded 2.5 straight pipes. when I was a grown up I ran mufflers but not any more. I have a lot of friends who love the sound, but are unable to go straight they just come over, we get the old farm truck out and they can not get enough of loud. I feel very lucky to live long enough to go back 50 years and be a kid again. Don in Indiana
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  12. Damn, Larry, that sounded sweet, but I was waiting for you to crack into it one time for us.:D
  13. Yeah,what Don said. HRP
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  14. 3wLarry
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
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    from Owasso, Ok

    That youtube clip was taken by a buddy as I was moving the coupe for Kevin Lee for the R&C photo shoot.
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  15. deto
    Joined: Jun 26, 2010
    Posts: 2,621


    Thanks Larry
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  16. 3wLarry
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
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    from Owasso, Ok

    thanks paul...sometimes I miss it
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  17. Me to
  18. Bigcheese327
    Joined: Sep 16, 2001
    Posts: 6,691


    I'm pretty fond of the sound of my little old Thriftpower Six:

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  19. Maybe somewhat off topic, but nothing automotive will make the hair on your arms stand up like this will. 750 hp in the mid-50s
  20. ynottayblock
    Joined: Dec 23, 2005
    Posts: 1,954


    this at the 2 minute mark
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  21. hrm2k
    Joined: Oct 2, 2007
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    a small insert in each pipe.........mild SBC

  22. Very cool, John.^^^^
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  23. Bruce Lancaster
    Joined: Oct 9, 2001
    Posts: 21,682

    Bruce Lancaster
    Member Emeritus

    On the conservative side, mild 1950's-early '60s 283's with legal exhaust systems and Duntov 097 cam...
    That gave a mild lope and a quiet, understated clatter from properly adjusted solids...
  24. My pleasure? ... I guess I would have to say a 392ci Chrysler HEMI V8 ... with weed burner zoomies :D:

    Roger @riceman Lee's "M&R Special" cackle car @ March Meet '13
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  25. It's amazing to me how you can get different sounds from the same engine. My 200 had a single exhaust that went from 2" to 2 1/4" straight back through a hush power. It sounded like a pissed off hornet! When I redid the car I had Ed Hanson put bell flowers on it. They kept the hush power, but ran smaller diameter pipe, and split the exhaust so each bellflower is functional. Now it is deeper, quieter, and not buzzy at all.
  26. being an old timer, nothing sounds sweeter than a Chevy 6 with dual exhaust. it has a sound all it's own.
  27. "When I was a grownup".I can identify with that!
  28. millersgarage
    Joined: Jun 23, 2009
    Posts: 2,064


    I leave the Olympic Broil:

    My 47 with a 302 and glasspacks. 3 foot megaphone tips give it throat
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  29. flamingokid
    Joined: Jan 5, 2005
    Posts: 2,200


    I'd say it's a toss up between a supercharged Lycoming or a Flathead.
  30. hillbillyhellcat
    Joined: Aug 26, 2002
    Posts: 595


    I had a set of powerstick/turbo tube mufflers on a F100. What a head turner that thing was. It was LOUD.

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