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Old 10-10-2019, 11:30 AM   #1
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Hello folks. I found some vintage Rams Horns for my 292. While I think the crossover pipe is kind of cool and vintage, I would like dual exhaust out the back. So, with that in mind, has anyone tried 40 series Flowmasters on their 292 and can you provide any advice? I want a good rumble and won't be doing a lot of long distance road trips, so I am not too concerned with the interior noise level (within reason). I just don't want it annoyingly loud. The 40 series seem to fit that pretty well from the research I have done so far. Thanks, Glenn
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Old 10-10-2019, 04:31 PM   #2
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I’ve got a pair of Flowmaster on an OT 383. 10 years old, so probably the original series. They’re great. I put Hushpower mufflers on my ‘bird, and they were way too loud at WOT. I added resonators as it was cheaper than redoing the whole works. Wouldn’t do that again.
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Old 10-10-2019, 07:18 PM   #3
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I put dual Thrush flow-thru design glasspacks on my '55 with 292 back in the '80's and they sound great but I don't think they sell them anymore. Nowadays most of the repro parts suppliers are selling Smithy's mufflers. I put one on my '55 Courier with 223 I-block 6-cyl and I hate it. It sounds lousy.
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Old 10-11-2019, 11:34 AM   #4
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I run Dynomax 20" oval turbos on my car. At first they were quiet, after maybe 6 months the sound has changed. For the better, a pretty nice muffler for around $65.
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Old 10-11-2019, 08:18 PM   #5
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Thanks guys, one of those things that is hard to choose sometimes. This is my first 292, so a little different for me. Have only dealt with 260s, 289s, 302s and 351s in the past. I know the 292 is a whole different animal (to some degree).
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Old 10-12-2019, 05:52 AM   #6
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I had dual Porters put on my '56 about 10 years ago. Love the sound. Nice rumble at idle but they will bark a bit when accelerating. Inside the car it's just enough to hear 'em, not annoying at all.
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Old 10-12-2019, 07:53 AM   #7
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Thanks Ron, that is what I am looking for, nice rumble but not annoying inside. I know my interior insulation will have a lot to do with that.
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Old 10-12-2019, 10:54 AM   #8
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JMO but only thing back in the day that I knew of was glasspacks or stock. Loved the full throttle crackle of a glasspack. Think it had a lot to do with the small pipes back then. Whether you had turn downs or not also.
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Old 10-12-2019, 11:10 AM   #9
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Can't go wrong w/Cherry Bomb glasspacks on a 292 Y-Block !
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Old 10-12-2019, 12:22 PM   #10
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Thought the Cherry Bomb glasspacks were discontinued but I see Summit Racing carries em
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Old 10-13-2019, 08:18 AM   #11
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My experience with the Flowmaster 40 and even 50 series is that they bring much noise in the vehicle and drone is a problem.
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Old 10-13-2019, 09:23 AM   #12
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A 22" case length will make a more mellow glass pack sound I went that route with my 302's Cherry Bombs. You could try this link and crank up your speakers. https://www.youtube.com/results?sear...rd+glass+packs
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Old 10-13-2019, 02:15 PM   #13
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flow master super 44s, make a nice rumble, the regular 40 series has a hollow tin like sound.
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Old 10-22-2019, 11:15 PM   #14
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40 drone to the extreme, glasspacks are so much better inside and I think sound better outside also.
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