Last post on Feb 10, 2011 at 1:28 PM
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#80 of 82 Re: Here's a '55 Coupe Deville [andre1969]
Feb 10, 2011 (12:53 pm)
While I would expect a 454 to have a somewhat different tone, the sound coming from the tailpipe is determined by the type and quality of the exhaust system - primarily the muffler(s), right? Please correct me if I'm wrong (my kids do all the time! ). I would think you can make a fire-breathing torque monster motor purr like a baby kitten if you go with a top-quality muffler. Obviously, you'd be depriving yourself of some of the power said engine could make, but that's not the subject.
#81 of 82 Re: Here's a '55 Coupe Deville [parm]
Feb 10, 2011 (12:56 pm)
Two other things that'll make a difference will be tube headers (obviously) and the type of air cleaner housing. Caddy's would have a pretty quiet intake roar, I'd guess, while a high-performance air cleaner setup on a 454 would let quite a lot more out. That one looked to have a Caddy-type air cleaner, didn't it?
#82 of 82 Re: Here's a '55 Coupe Deville [texases]
Feb 10, 2011 (1:28 pm)
Yes, the air cleaner is the stock design. It's just chromed which wasn't stock.
I'm guessing if I took this car (or any car for that matter) to my local Midas dealer and told them I wanted this car to be whisper quiet, they could do it.