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Re: [Tigers] FlowMaster too loud?

To: "Teepen, Jere" <jteepen@usatoday.com>, Steve Laifman
Subject: Re: [Tigers] FlowMaster too loud?
From: Tony Somebody <achd73@yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2009 17:29:14 -0800 (PST)
The thing that aggervates me the most is that 18 wheelers make a ton louder 
noise but the Officer person picks on the sports car/hot rod person- maybe 
because he is going thru residential sections as opposed to main highways. Ive 
read all this discussion about mufflers. I still have an orginal set of Tiger 
exhaust. They couldnt be used, Im sure but Ive saved them to be used as 
templates. One thing I remember tho is that the exhaust had a sweet . tuned 
sound. It wasnt loud but had a nice throaty sound./ A larger cammed engine made 
the sound even nicer to hear, especially when downshifting as during hard 
braking to assist the Tiger to stop in time. I have no idea if a stock type 
exhaust is still available. The one i have was purchased in the mid- maybe even 
early 70s. I dont remember where it was ordered from but it matched the stock 
exhaust that was rusting out on the 1A I was driving at the time. Here in 
southern IL. we have a ton of Harleys( Im sure
 thats the same everywhere) and many of the older models, including mine have 
drag pipes or even the baffles removed from stock mufflers- they are loud but 
that Officer guy doesnt mess with anyone. Im sure on ocassion some ate up 
officer checks for baffl;es etc but Ive not heard of anyone in southern Il. 
getting a ticket for loud exhaust. Of course we still dont have car inspection 
or smog inspections like you guys on the wrong coast BUT Im sure our day is 
regards to the LIST.

--- On Fri, 1/16/09, Steve Laifman <SLaifman@SoCal.rr.com> wrote:

> From: Steve Laifman <SLaifman@SoCal.rr.com>
> Subject: Re: [Tigers] FlowMaster too loud?
> To: "Teepen, Jere" <jteepen@usatoday.com>
> Cc: "tigers@autox.team.net" <tigers@autox.team.net>
> Date: Friday, January 16, 2009, 3:13 PM
> A bit remembered:
> When I purchased a 1941 Ford Convertible  I had
> "GlassPacks" (or CherryBombs" installed.  It
> wasn't TOO loud.  "GlassPacks" were the
> muffler of the era, and regularly blew out the fiberglass
> stuffing and became VERY loud.  
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glasspack
> My 1951 MG-TD had a "GlassPack" and a
> "cut-out" exhaust pipe swapper to a straight
> through pipe.  The "cut-out" was a bolt on from
> the Pep Boys, and would leak through the "sandwich
> seal".  Had to replace it with a simple "Y",
> and put a large plumbing plug at the end of the tail pipe.
> OK when through the GlassPack, and multi-loud with the
> straight pipe.
> My 1954 XK120M had the factory exhaust with dual muffler
> cores inside a single outer wrap, and twin exhaust systems
> for front and rear 3 cylinders all the way to the rear.  NON
> "M" versions had only one muffler, and later XK140
> models had separated exhausts.  The 120M set-up was the BEST
> sounding ever.
> So, to answer the question "How loud is too
> loud?", there ARE authorities on the subject.  They
> usually have the same first name - "Officer"
> Most municipalities, and even states, have "noise
> abatement" regulations and significant fines requiring
> proof of "fixing" at an authorized repair station.
>  I know, I've met them.  In the early days they seemed
> to hate "foreign cars" and hot-rods.
> As I dimly recall, 110 db is the max allowed by statute.
> Steve
> ___
> Steve Laifman
> Editor - TigersUnited.com
> <http://www.TigersUnited.com>
> Teepen, Jere wrote:
> > If you would like to hear these mufflers go to the
> following link:
> > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPzD8HHP-ww
> > The recording on youtube was courtesy of Tim Ronak and
> was recorded the CAT
> > Dyno Day in March 2008.
> > 
> > Jere Teepen
> >   
> <==== snip ====>
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