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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Chebby belair, Aug 12, 2007.

  1. Chebby belair
    Joined: Apr 17, 2006
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    Chebby belair
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    from Australia

    I know this is subjective, but.....

    Putting duals on the 235, want a good note, but not too loud unless I put my foot to it.

    22", 26" or 30"?

    I swore I'd never write this, but whatcha got?
     
  2. HEATHEN
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    HEATHEN
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    from SIDNEY, NY

    I put the longest glasspacks I could find on my '53 (made by Walker, actually), and I'm pleased with the sound. I think they're 32 inches long. Okay, I've said my piece; now everyone will tell you to run straight pipes.
     
  3. Section 8
    Joined: Mar 22, 2007
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    Section 8
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    from AZ

    I used the 26's shooting straight out the back of my F-100 with a 350 SBC.
    I think they are too quiet. They sound good from the outside and won't get you in trouble, but I want more.
    My Edsel wagon's getting the 22's
     
  4. DirtyThirty
    Joined: Mar 8, 2007
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    from nowhere...

    A friend has them on a Merc., and we feel that they are too quite, also...but...we are kinda deaf...
     

  5. I've got a 26" Smithy, and it's too quiet. Go with the 22" ones. Wish I had.
     
  6. Fortyfordguy
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  7. Chebby belair
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    Chebby belair
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    Thanks - PM on its way. BTW, whats the history on the Mellow Tone?
     
  8. joeycarpunk
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    from MN,USA

    22" in my opinion or they are too quiet.
     
  9. Road Runner
    Joined: Feb 7, 2007
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    Brockman's Mellowtone Steelpacks 17" are great for a 235.
    I have mine on 2" pipes exiting before the rear wheel with turn downs.

    I used to have repro Smithy's 22" for a year, but they were too quiet and sounded like cheap plastic toys compared to the Mellowtones, which are anything but mellow.

    The original Smithy's from the 50s had metal shavings, which made them famous.
     
  10. Flop
    Joined: Jun 8, 2006
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    i put the big smithys on my 47 chev with a 216 i didnt want anything obnoxious because its a classy looking car but it still gets loud when ya stomp on it . i also staggered the glass packs .
     
  11. Mopar34
    Joined: Aug 8, 2006
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    Got a pair of 22's on my 34 Plymouth and another pair on my 57 Olds. Both sound good, but with the big block Olds, they sound terrific.:D
     

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