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Triumphant4A
Chris Johnson

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Stealthy exhaust ideas for Ford 5.0 TR4A
Posted by: Triumphant4A
Date: June 01, 2015 02:25AM

Hi Folks,

First post on this forum - I have had my 4A for nearly a decade and have made the decision to freshen it a little and complete a reposer at the same time. I have just acquired a mildly built 5.0 Ford and T5 from a GT mustang - the car has been stripped for racing and although very fast was not built for looks! The exhaust system, although new, is ridiculously loud and will not be reused. I have acquired a good set of cast iron Tiger manifolds to get the exhaust out of the engine bay cleanly, but would really appreciate any advice you folks might be able to share on the best choices for mufflers to end up with a fairly quiet dual exhaust set up - a healthy rumble is OK, but I don't want to feel like I am back in high school every time I hit the gas.
Thanks in advance.
Chris in Central WA


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Dan Blackwood
South Charleston, WV
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1966 TR4A, 1980 TR7 Multiport EFI MegaSquirt on the TR4A. Lexus V8 pl

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Re: Stealthy exhaust ideas for Ford 5.0 TR4A
Posted by: Dan B
Date: June 01, 2015 08:46AM

Calvin's car sounds pretty nice. [www.britishv8.org]


mgb260
Jim Nichols
Sequim,WA
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1973 MGB roadster 260 Ford V8

Re: Stealthy exhaust ideas for Ford 5.0 TR4A
Posted by: mgb260
Date: June 01, 2015 09:00AM

Check out Jim Stabe's report on Dynaflow vs Flomaster.

[www.mgexp.com]



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Triumphant4A
Chris Johnson

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Re: Stealthy exhaust ideas for Ford 5.0 TR4A
Posted by: Triumphant4A
Date: June 01, 2015 10:19AM

I know for a fact that I won't be coming anywhere near the build quality exhibited in Calvin's TR6 - Beautiful as it is. Out here we have a lot of dirt and gravel roads that take their toll on nice paint, but provide endless opportunity for enjoyment. I have heard other recommendations for the Borla exhaust but no nothing about the Dynaflow. Looks like I now have two to research.

Thanks for tho tips!


Jim Stabe
Jim Stabe
San Diego, Ca
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02/28/2009 10:01AM

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1966 MGB Roadster 350 LT1 Chevy

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Re: Stealthy exhaust ideas for Ford 5.0 TR4A
Posted by: Jim Stabe
Date: June 01, 2015 10:37PM

The new muffler is a Dynomax, Dynaflow is an old Buick automatic transmission.


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Jim Nichols
Sequim,WA
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1973 MGB roadster 260 Ford V8

Re: Stealthy exhaust ideas for Ford 5.0 TR4A
Posted by: mgb260
Date: June 02, 2015 09:12AM

Jim, LOL. I mixed it up with Magnaflow, not the old Buick!


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Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
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1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: Stealthy exhaust ideas for Ford 5.0 TR4A
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: June 02, 2015 11:18AM

So are those dynamat mufflers any good then?

Jim



Triumphant4A
Chris Johnson

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Re: Stealthy exhaust ideas for Ford 5.0 TR4A
Posted by: Triumphant4A
Date: June 02, 2015 11:45AM

Definitely sticking with a T5 rather than a Dynaslush!
Speaking of Dynamat, I have used that on my little TR10 and was planning to on the 4A as well. Any other suggestions for heat and noise control?


Jim Stabe
Jim Stabe
San Diego, Ca
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1966 MGB Roadster 350 LT1 Chevy

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Re: Stealthy exhaust ideas for Ford 5.0 TR4A
Posted by: Jim Stabe
Date: June 02, 2015 06:19PM

So are those dynamat mufflers any good then?

Jim

Yep! Just peel off the backing and stick them on the bottom of the car, don't even need hangers.


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