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I have a 69 Skylark that is as close to original condition as on can be for a 31 year old car. I show it at local shows, but drive it all the time like a Buick should be. I want to put a dual exhaust system on the car and I want some opinions. Should I go for a correct looking system like Gardners, or something more performance minded like flowmaster, or something from the local franchise lines??? The car has the 350-2bbl stock motor, with no upgrades. I just want a nice sound since the car looks so good and am not worried about originality. Any suggestions guys???????<P>Thanks, Ross

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I ran stock manifolds, 3" exhaust with a cross pipe, 3 chamber Flowmasters, and 2.5" tailpipes than ran to the back of the rear tires. It was a litte loud at times, but the exhaust note was beautiful! If you want a good sound without too much noise, I'd recommend the stock manifolds, 2 or 2.5" exhaust with a cross pipe, 3 chamber flowmasters, and the same diameter tailpipes to the rear bumper.<P>BJ <A HREF="http://homepages.infoseek.com/~bejara_wbs/oldcars/skylark.html" TARGET=_blank>http://homepages.infoseek.com/~bejara_wbs/oldcars/skylark.html</A> <P>

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check this out<P> <A HREF="http://www.atlantabuick.com/Mufflers.htm" TARGET=_blank>http://www.atlantabuick.com/Mufflers.htm</A> <P>Trying to decide which muffler to buy for your car? The information on this page will help. Ten different mufflers were tested against one another for Backpressure, Sound Level, and Speed and Time in the 1/4 mile. The charts below contain the results. <P>Test Vehicle: Pontiac Lemans Wagon <BR>Owner: Jim Hand <BR>Weight: 4,175 lbs <BR>Engine: 455 Pontiac <BR> 10.0:1 compression <BR> Ported Heads <BR> 750 cfm Carb <BR> Wolverine Cam WG 1159 (234/107 I; 244/117 E) <BR> Rhoads Lifters, 1.65:1 Rockers; 1.75inch Hooker Super Competition Headers <BR>Tranny: TH 400 w/Continental 10 inch converter (2,400 Brake Stall; 3,200 Flash Stall) <BR>Rear: 3.55:1, 12 Bolt. <BR>Tips: Always use a crossover pipe. X pipes give additional improvements over <BR> H pipes in performance and sound. <P> Use an extension about 18 inches long that is the same size as the header <BR> collector. <P> Mount the mufflers as far rearward as possible. <P> Use the largest case mufflers that will fit. Larger internal volume allows <BR> additional accoustical energy to be absorbed, dissipated and eliminated. It <BR> also reduces backpressure. <P><BR><p>[This message has been edited by gm boat owner (edited 10-11-2000).]

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What series Flowmasters is everyone using?<BR>Just curious...haven't started my exhaust project yet, but I want to be sure about what series sounds best.<P>------------------<BR>Dan<BR>1965 Skylark<BR>1965 Gran Sport W.I.P.

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Flowmasters have two kinds,<BR>Two chamber Max performance Most Noise.<BR>Three chamber Good performance less noise.<P>------------------<BR>Gatomon

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I can't vouch for these mufflers, but in another post someone mentioned "Dynomax Long-Case" mufflers as being quiet and having low back pressure. When my car gets ready for some exhaust work I plan to check those out.<P>Anyone with any experience on the Dynomax setup out there?<P>Matthew

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