You are so right. I remember in the sixties, many people had pretty loud exhausts, most of them were glasspacks and factory manifolds. But I could hear a loud car go by and tell you what make it was without seeing it. They all had a different sound, mostly determined by firing order.
I always thought that the Chryslers sounded the best. But I long for the days of hearing those engines. They were definitely music.
The glasspacks sounded great, but we found out later that they didn't flow near as well as the turbo type mufflers and some of the others such as the Chrysler Hemi mufflers. This was too bad as far as the music went, because the glasspacks sounded great.
The music was great, but I don't long for the point ignitions, two brush generators and drum brakes.
Have a great day,
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