1958 Exhaust Muffler Help wanted

Discussion in 'Classic Buicks' started by Century58, Aug 11, 2019.

  1. Century58

    Century58 Member

    The Mufflers on my Century are rusty, so i am looking for new ones. Found Waldron and Classic Exhaust for Original. But it is very expansive to get it to Germany. Will pay over 200 $ Shipping and Tax.
    In Germany i can get some Magnaflow / Dynomax Mufflers. Because off German Law it has to be a quiet Muffler!
    The best fitment I‘ve found is the 11224 Magnaflow Straight Through Performance
    13214 Magnaflow XL Multi Chamber Performance (quiter than 11224?!)
    17427 Dynomax Trush Turbo
    17730 Dynomax Super Turbo
    Someone here with experience on aftermarket mufflers on a 58 Century?
     

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  2. Houmark

    Houmark Well-Known Member

  3. 322bnh

    322bnh Well-Known Member

  4. Century58

    Century58 Member

    Thanks for the Link, but i do not want to buy in the USA, because of shipping and Tax
     
  5. Century58

    Century58 Member

    So, now i did another way. Throwed out the two back Muffler and put in 2" tube. Sounds great and not much louder than before and costs only 80§ :):p


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    Last edited: Aug 25, 2019
  6. Houmark

    Houmark Well-Known Member

    Sounds good.. How does it sound in higher revs and under losd?
     
  7. Century58

    Century58 Member

    At higher revs it becomes quieter and even in driving mode there is hardly any change compared to before. However, it is clearly noticeable that the car accelerates better. It "breathes more freely".
     
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  8. Electra man

    Electra man Older and Slower

    Those were resonators that you removed. Their soul purpose is to remove the v8 rumble at idle from the exhaust. They're there to remove the single most enjoyable sound to come from any vehicle exhaust. It doesn't make sense!
     
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  9. Century58

    Century58 Member

    :DDont know what Kind of Muffler this was, they were Hand Made in Jakarta, when the Car was running there.
    I Will cut them open next time and look inside
     
  10. BUICK 57

    BUICK 57 Well-Known Member

    If by some slim chance you are interested keeping the car original and that means accepting and appreciating the original design and function of the car as something special and unique, I would reinstall the end resonators by simply welding the rust hole shut. If your lucky and fortunate enough to have an original survivor this would be a noble endeavor. However if the car is not original and someone has already Hackymotto'ed the car up and you are not aiming that high in your expectations then leave it as is. btw: The resonators are installed to make the car sound like a Buick not a truck, not a sprint car nor a chevy/ford. The boulevard cruiser without the bruiser sound. Here is the original and correct factory exhaust system :

    Exhaust_system - 1957 original***.jpg Exhaust Mufflers & Pipes to Frame & Fuel Hiose to Frame Layout.jpg Exhaust Muffler Cutaway Stats-1.jpg Exhaust Muffler Cut A Way.jpg
     
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