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Old 08-22-2019, 08:20 AM   #1
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I was just curious if there should be a weep hole in the muffler. Mine does not have one.
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Old 08-22-2019, 08:39 AM   #2
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Mine doesn't have one either, I don't think they're supposed to. A definitive answer would be to call Aires though, they use original Ford prints to make their mufflers.
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Old 08-22-2019, 11:24 AM   #3
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It wouldn't hurt to put one in, especially if you often take short trips.
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Old 08-22-2019, 05:06 PM   #4
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I don't start my antique cars unless they will be driven for at least 30 minutes, and that should be enough time and heat to get rid of condensation.
Besides that, I have a stainless Aires, which won't rust out. LOL
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I'm with Jim! Back in the 70's, I used to drill a hole in the muffler of every car I had - it was a pretty standard practice amongst my friends then.
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Old 08-22-2019, 07:15 PM   #6
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I had a series of Volvos in the 80's and 90's and the rear muffler would only last about 10-12 months before needing replacement from Midas. The owner of the shop always joked that I wasn't buying mufflers, I was renting them because the warranty always allowed for a free replacement. At one point, he drilled a 1/4 inch hole in one upon replacement and that muffler lasted 5 years until I sold the car.
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Old 08-23-2019, 11:07 AM   #7
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My uncle had a new '57 Chevy, with dual pipes. He hardly ever drove more than 4 or 5 miles at a time, so the mufflers rotted out quickly. I suggested he put glass-packs on it, long ones to keep it quiet. That pretty much solved his problem. Glass-packs are made of thicker metal.
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