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Old 01-03-2019, 08:44 PM   #1
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Default Non stock Muffler?

I have a Smithys muffler connected to my Headers, I want to get a muffler that is quiet, any recommendations?
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Old 01-04-2019, 09:26 AM   #2
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The model A muffler and tail pipe that the parts vendors sell is a good choice. It is quiet and the tone of the exhaust is exactly what the model A Ford sounded like when the model A Ford was sold new. The stainless steel performance exhaust that they also sell is louder and it doesn't sound exactly like the Model A did. Unless you have done modifications to your engine, the stock exhaust available for your Model A will perform just fine.
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Old 01-04-2019, 10:33 AM   #3
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The model A muffler and tail pipe that the parts vendors sell is a good choice. It is quiet and the tone of the exhaust is exactly what the model A Ford sounded like when the model A Ford was sold new. The stainless steel performance exhaust that they also sell is louder and it doesn't sound exactly like the Model A did. Unless you have done modifications to your engine, the stock exhaust available for your Model A will perform just fine.
I like the stock but, cant fit with the Reds Headers unless the stock is cut, which I wont do.
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Get an Aires muffler and order it without the front piece then have your local muffler shop fab the front piece to fit your headers. At least that’s what I did.
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Old 01-04-2019, 10:41 AM   #5
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I have a Smithys muffler connected to my Headers, I want to get a muffler that is quiet, any recommendations?

While this may sound a tad cliché, but why not order a replacement muffler for a Mercedes, Cadillac, or Lincoln and that would surely get you a quiet sounding one.
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Old 01-04-2019, 12:39 PM   #6
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Or just go to a longer Smitty?
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Old 01-04-2019, 07:45 PM   #7
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Or just go to a longer Smitty?
Your right Jim, I forgot they have longer sizes. Did you ever hear the Patriot Muffler?
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Old 01-04-2019, 08:09 PM   #8
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I put a Mercedes rear muffler from a 80s turbo diesel on my smiths compressor, the muffler pipe is about 2-1/2 inches dia, straight through, very quiet ----pffft pffft pffft pffft
a good cloud of diesel black came out at first ---put one on my chevy truck, makes it sound healthy under power, quiet at cruise
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1929, Never heard of a Patriot muffler. Most mufflers like the Smithy are made of steel that is thicker than original mufflers and don't rust through as quickly.
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I use a 2" Hushpower 18" long muffler connected to a Reds Header. Works for me.
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Old 01-07-2019, 01:12 PM   #11
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I have Flowmaster Hushpower mufflers on my 1960 Chevy with dual exhaust
and they are, by far, not quiet. You may install it on a 8,6,4 cylinder or even a 3 HP lawnmower and I still would not consider it a quiet muffler ... Just my 2 cents !!

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