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Old 02-11-2020, 11:45 AM   #1
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Default 1955 Ford Ranch Wagon, Muffler question?

I need to replace the mufflers ( Dual) and also the tailpipes. My question is: What kind of muffler would be a good mellow sound muffler to put on this wagon? The ones I have right now are the smittys from the 60's. I have heard that the magnaflow and the Flowmaster are 2 that put out a nice sound but I am not familiar with eighter one of them.What kind of mufflers are you guys using on your classic cars? Thanks for your suggestions.
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Old 02-12-2020, 07:00 AM   #2
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Default Re: 1955 Ford Ranch Wagon, Muffler question?

Good question ....I am in the same situation with my 55 wagon build. I have a bone stock 272 2 bbl with dual exhaust manifolds. About ready to look for mufflers for it as well. My question would be the same , Magnaflow and/or Flowmaster , but what model of these would give the y-block sound without being too loud?
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Old 02-12-2020, 09:54 AM   #3
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Default Re: 1955 Ford Ranch Wagon, Muffler question?

With a relatively stock low compression engine, I would recommend any brand bullet shaped muffler. My stock 272 55 had 22 inch long bullets, it was very quiet. Go shorter for more sound.
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Old 02-12-2020, 09:59 AM   #4
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I have used "Corviar Turbo" style mufflers on many different vehicles. They come in many different sizes and shapes, inlet/outlet locations etc. The sound is really good under acceleration and nice and mellow at cruise. No drone with a cross over pipe. Summit has a large selection with respect to size/inlet/outlet and pipe diameter.


I do not have a device that can record and post sound here or I would post my 65 Bird (390/SCJ cam) and the Ranchero (351C/Boss 531 cam).
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Old 02-12-2020, 01:44 PM   #5
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Thanks guys for sharing some information concerning the mufflers. I just found out yesterday that We are having a car show here on the 22nd. I'll see if I can get some info from the guys there at the show on what kind of mufflers thay are using. I will post the info that I get from them here on the following monday.
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Old 02-13-2020, 09:16 AM   #6
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One thing I did was go to youtube and search mufflers when looking for a system for my 2016 F150. Great examples of looks and sound.
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Old 02-13-2020, 09:33 AM   #7
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Straight pipes!!!
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Old 02-13-2020, 12:56 PM   #8
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driveshafts are old school no stinkin mufflers
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Old 02-20-2020, 10:34 PM   #9
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Default Re: 1955 Ford Ranch Wagon, Muffler question?

In the past year, I've had Brockmans, Smithy's and the were all too loud. I have a 292, and I will install Walker quiet flow as soon as the weather gets a little warmer.

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