Walker Mufflers

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  1. Catfish-65

    Catfish-65 New Member

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    If anyone remembers the Walker mufflers from the mid to late 60, They were a bottle type an Blue in colour. I,m looking for a muffler that has the same throaty loud sound that they did. Something in todays version.. I use to love the roar when down shifting or accelerating if your aging like Me, maybe you remember them,,, Thrush had some out back then but they sounded tinny to me,, Thanks in advance Cheers Catfisfh,,, { Dave}
     
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    remember them , liked the Big Daddy sound better. try some of the glass pack mufflers that are still around see if that works.
     
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    If they were blue and bottle-shaped, they would be glass packs, I suspect. There were lots of variations in how glass packs were built back then. In some respects, using a 2" pipe where a 2.25 or 2.5 could be used aided the "downshift sounds" and such, by observation, with duals.

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    some like these also
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  7. CBODY67

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    We used to snicker about those in high school, but there wasn't a local source for them. Parents might not have approved, anyway, due to the name, at a time when the air was dirties and "sex" was too.

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    I remember all these round tube mufflers, and of course Cherry Bombs seemed common.

    Were the stock c-body mufflers the tube shaped (like cherry bombs) or the flatter oblong ones like some of the flow masters I see listed?
     
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    The "round tube" mufflers were all "glass packs", unless they were a factory rear resonator (with NO fiberglass packing in them). NO OEM used glass packs as factory equipment.

    They were allegedly better for decreased back pressure, BUT that was not a universal situation. The slots in the internal tube could be angled into the exhaust flow rather than otherwise, for example, or the inner tube could be smaller than the inlet size. Back then, it was more about "the sound" than real performance, I believe. Back then, if it made more noise, it made more power. They were also more inexpensive, which was a major factor, too.

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  10. Pete Kaczmarski

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    The reality was no matter what color the glass packs were, the paint burned off and had a rust appearance within a year or two depending how much you drove the car.
     
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    The mufflers I remember were referred to as: DynaTones (glass packs) and Smittys (packed with steel wool, I think). The Smittys were LOUD, the Dynatones were not as loud and they sounded better (to me, at least).
     
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    As a kid went the Cherry Bomb route on my 68 Charger. Had a nice low rumble at low rpm without the loudness at cruising speed.
     
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    I remember the "twin Smittys" term being used for a loud dual exhaust, back in the mid-1950s. When most exhaust systems used pipe diameters smaller than 2". Glass-packs were a "budget" choice in muffler replacement and didn't sound too bad on a single system. They usually didn't rust out, either.
    My uncle put one under his '56 Buick Special and it sounded better than the stock muffler did.
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    The Smittys sounded especially good behind a Ford / Merc flathead V-8. . .
     
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