Re: Flowmaster drone
I was a Flowmaster guy for YEARS. Yes they droned and yes it was annoying AF but I lived with it because I was such a fan of their sound. But then I began to notice that EVERYONE and their brother had Flowmasters and it drove me nuts at a local cruise night or car show.
So when I was building my previous car a big block 69 Camaro, I spent a lot of time researching and listening to sound clips of different exhausts. I know a lot of guys don't think this way, but I like my car to sound bada$$. I want a louder, tough sounding exhaust. It's only a weekend cruiser that sees maybe 500-700 miles a year so I'm not necessarily worried if it's overly loud.
I ended up choosing a little known muffler from a company called Spintech. At the time it seemed like nobody had ever heard of them and I have to admit that they sounded NASTY on a cammed big block. They had a great note to them and had no drone at any RPM.
The funny thing is that my car sounded so good that pretty much my entire group of car buddies ended up switching over to Spintech. We've got a nice group we have a 55 Chevy, a 70 Chevelle, a 71 Skylark GS, a 54 Chevy PU, a 66 Nova, a 71 Chevelle, a 69 Chevelle, a 70 Charger, and believe it or not a 71 Maverick that's got a nasty 331 stroker in it. Every one has swapped to Spintech except for the Maverick.
So when I sold the Camaro and scored my 67 Chevelle, it had a 3" Flowmaster exhaust on it. Well I wanted the Flowmaster's gone and yet I didn't want to just go Spintech and sound like all my buddies. So again back to the internet to research mufflers and sound. I ended up trying a relatively new or little known muffler called Black Widow. I chose the Venom 250 series which seems to be a nice street muffler. They're much more of a free flowing design that both the Flowmaster's and Spintech. I listened to a few videos of cammed big blocks and really liked the sound. Yesterday I dropped my car off at a buddies fabrication shop. He's installing my new mufflers as well as tightening up my entire system and running my tails out the rear of the car instead of turning out behind both rear wheels. I should have the car back by Monday and I can't wait to hear how it sounds.
67 Chevelle SS 138 VIN
468 BB, AFR 265CC aluminum heads, Straub custom hydraulic roller cam, Performer RPM intake, Holley 950 carb, Legend LGT700 5 speed, 12 bolt rear with 3:73 gears, UMI suspension, 4 wheel disc brakes