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Technical Substitute for Brockman Mellow Tones?

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by 36tudordeluxe, Nov 8, 2014.

  1. 36tudordeluxe
    Joined: Oct 2, 2008
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    Brockman can no longer make 1 3/4" muffler ends, (die broke) any suggestions on alternative muffler, can be glass or steel with 18" body with a good "hot rod" sound?
     
  2. V8 Bob
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    There is no substitute for Brockmans. :D Simply use reducers, found at auto parts stores, either clamped or welded on the muffler ends. :cool:
     
  3. poboyross
    Joined: Apr 29, 2009
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    YUP....I've put them on two cars so far, the one in my avatar is the latest. NO substitute...and I never thought I'd be able to quote Tim Gunn on the HAMB, but MAKE IT WORK!!! ;)
     
  4. There is no substitute for Brockman Mellowtones, my wife says you'll have to switch to penny loafers.
    lol
     
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  5. 36tudordeluxe
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    I had a feeling you guys were going to say that. I have 2" Brockman steel packs but have decided to use 1 3/4" pipe; I tried to find reducers on line but couldn't, will keep searching. Meant to say I couldn't find any reducers that went from to 2" to 1 3/4".
     
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  6. KoolKat-57
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    Any good muffler shop can make up reducers for you.
    I would go when the shop isn't busy and they will probably make them while you wait!
    KK
     
  7. prpmmp
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  8. fsae0607
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    Yeah make em work! You'll never regret it!


    Posted using the Full Custom H.A.M.B. App!
     
  9. 36tudordeluxe
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    prpmmp, thank you! Will go to NAPA.
     
  10. Imwalkin
    Joined: Jul 29, 2004
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    from Tucson, Az

    Take your exhaust tubing to an exhaust shop and have them expand it to fit into the 2 inch mufflers.
     
  11. stimpy
    Joined: Apr 16, 2006
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    they do sell pipe expanders that work good too .
     
  12. gimpyshotrods
    Joined: May 20, 2009
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    Every shop with an exhaust tubing bender, has a tube expander. It is part of the machine.

    I have a 2" tube muffler, on my 1-3/4" system. I just burped out the 1-3/4" tube to 2", when I built it up.
     

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