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Who Knows About Mufflers?

The latest thing to rust-out on my '70 280sel six cylinder is the muffler. The original exhaust pipes were replaced by stainless steel, but the dual pipes were combined into one at the header and now it's custom from there on back.

So I have a mongrel system. The old muffler had some numbers on it (H8C 1102), but googling it does not bring up anything. The inlet is 2-1/8 inches O.D, 2 inches I.D. as near as I can tell as it was rusted off. This was female to the pipe. Neither the inlet or outlet are concentric to the round shape of the muffler as a whole. The donut hangers were welded on.

Does anyone know what brand this muffler is or how to search for a replacement?

Thanks for your help.

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Both my 1969 280s and my 1973 280se 4.5 seemed to have the same dual exhaust muffler. So it sounds like you should just drive it into a muffler shop and go for whatever custom/generic they offer.

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Thanks, Fonzi. I'm 45 miles from the nearest muffler shop. Plus I'm stubborn about fixing things myself.

I wonder how a muffler shop finds compatible mufflers when the exhaust system has been modified. They must have a database with a search function.

I'd like to get my hands on that.

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Thanks, Fonzi. I'm 45 miles from the nearest muffler shop. Plus I'm stubborn about fixing things myself.



I wonder how a muffler shop finds compatible mufflers when the exhaust system has been modified. They must have a database with a search function.



I'd like to get my hands on that.

They bend and weld pipes right in the shop.

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Yea, but they still have to find a compatible muffler.

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I bought a generic V8 muffler for my 108 and it runs and sounds fine. If you order something online, I'm confident it'll work for you.
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Consider "Timevalve" for a complete stainless exhaust
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I bought a simple 50 dollar muffker that looked about the same size. Have no prob
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