A few years ago I read a post claiming you could get a V8 "sound" out of an Inline 8 engine if you split and ganged the eight exhaust ports in a certain way based upon your crank configuration. It had something to do with a 4-4 vs. 2-4-2 crank configuration like on a Packard 8. I have a 52 Pontiac 8 with the standard High Compression head and 2 bbl intake. I'm not sure what to look for with this Pontiac crank configuration as it relates to sound. That's my first question. My second question would be which cylinders should I gang to get that V8 sound? I'm under no delusion I will get much performance out of splitting the exhaust. I just want better sound when I cruise.