Stuffing a Hacked Up Glasspack Muffler into a Lakes Header
So I built a set of Lakes Headers for the Model A until I figure out what else to do for an exhaust, and go figure, they were LOUD AS HELL!!! Not even a good loud, at idle it was just a stock cammed 283 "BLAT BLAT BLAT BLAT!", but any higher than that and you wanted to gouge out your eardrums!
I pretty much cut up a $25 Cherry Bomb and stuffed it into the pipe. I took pictures, mostly because I'd never seen the inside of a glasspack muffler, and thought maybe you'd like to see it, too.
It's quieter, too.
In this picture you can see the Chrysler alternator I adapted to the Chevy 283. Why? Because GM 10/12si alternators are one of the ugliest appendages you can hang off a small block Chevy. Even when chromed. That's right, One Wire Boy!!
This is what it looks like jammed in and secured with a couple 1/4" self tapping bolts (GARAGE DOOR HARDWARE!!) on the bottom. Much much quieter!
I ended up cutting the length of flange off the end of the glasspack about flush with the end of the lake pipe and spray bombing them black. I though about welding a large washer on the end for aesthetics but I haven't gotten that far yet.
- Dert Cheapo