Joe, I can't speak to the Fenton's, but I'm running an old school split manifold, split exhaust (dual) with 1-3/4" pipes to long glasspacks (brand unknown), then out the back, on one of my vehicles, a '53 Bel Air with 235/Powerglide. The exhaust system was installed sometime in the '60s when the engine was replaced with a '54 235, from what I can piece together of the vehicle's history. It's not loud, but it has the rap that is the signature sound of the split exhaust. If I need to replace the mufflers at some point, I will use Smitty's, also famous back in the day.
The stock muffler was similar to a lot of tractor mufflers you see on old farm tractors. Rounded shape, straight through design. I'm running one of them that I got from Jim Carter truck parts in Kansas City. I like that it is not whisper quiet, but also does not have that annoying glasspack raspping sound. I love glasspacks on V8s, but our inline 6s sound terrible with them.
PM me if you want to hear my truck, i'll text you a clip of it.
And about the dual carb thing...does anyone actually have dyno proof that (2) 1-barrels provide any substantial power gains? My guess is it would mean more maintenance since you would have to run each one so lean.
Last edited by Green_98; Fri Oct 16 2020 01:31 AM.
-Patrick 1953 Chevrolet 3100 261 / 4-speed / 4:11 / Commercial Red