I took my Midget to my friend the muffler guy, and he did something he said
was an 'old timers' trick (maybe the old timers on the list would like to
comment on it ;)
He put a large straight pipe from the header back and put on a small glass
pack (12"-18") under the drivers seat and another in the standard position
(behind the axle) which was longer (around 24", it's at my friends shop
right now getting a new diff, otherwise I'd go get the exact
measurements)...here's the trick: Many, if not all, glass packs are
directional, they want to be installed with the exhaust flowing a certain
direction. The forward, short muffler is backwards, the rear muffler is
installed the standard way. I'm not sure exactly the physics involved, but
it sounds awesome. People ask me what's in the car because it doesn't
sound like a normal 1275, but deep, rich, and mellow. Just a suggestion!
At 9:22 PM -0500 1/5/98, Chuck Ciaffone wrote:
>When it came time to replacethe muffler on my '72, I looked
>at various solutions from the stock to the custom. Big Bucks!
>And they all were made up of two cans with a 90-degree connector.
>The second can ran across the back end, into a 90-dgree bend and
>a short outlet.
>Instead, I opted for a MUCH CHEAPER muffler made for an earlier
>Midget, perhaps a '70?, that has only one can, and exits straight back,
>losing two 90-degree bends. This sounds really mellow, and cost
>only about $30-$35. It ain't stainless, but then what on a Midget
>chuck ciaffone email@example.com