Just had to add to this discussion. My dad and other hot rodders in the 40's
would take tin cans about the diameter of the tail pipes and loosely fill
them with steel wool and weld them into the tail pipes for mufflers. It
was almost like not having a muffler. Although this was in the heyday of hot
rods in SD the police (and a lot of other citizens) decided that they were to
loud and they were soon outlawed.
Bob and Annice
In a message dated 11/22/99 2:55:00 AM, Lancer7676@aol.com writes:
<< a message dated 11/19/99 2:12:55 PM Eastern Standard Time,
<< The only bad thing is that the fiberglass
deteriorates over time and the muffler gets louder.
(or if you like that run a water hose in there when
its nice and hot) >>
Back in the '50's guys wouldn't complain at all at the sound of a muffler
after the fiberglass was burnt out, in fact it was common to cut a muffler
open, pull the fiberglass out, and reweld the muffler for that "great sound"!
It was called a "Gutted Muffler".
--David C. >>