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I.e., with no exhaust pipe, no muffler, etc? Would it sound comparable to a V-8, or would it just sound horrible? As in, could I pass it off as a 302 or 351 during a cruise?
 

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Or rather, HEADER... it doesn't have two, lol.
 
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Open header, the 200 sounds VERY much like a small block...AT IDLE and revving in park it sounds like a healthy six. As soon as you put a load on it (ie try to accelerate, it sounds like a glasspack on a submarine... (very distasteful!!!)

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Glasspack on a submarine... As in, it would sound worse than my flowmaster? I want loud, VERY loud... I need it loud enough to nojt be laughed at this Friday night, heh... So it would be distasteful because it would sound like a crappy car with a muffler leak or something?
 

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It would sound like a 6 with an open header ... it'll never sound like a v8. My boat has a 4.6L v-6 in it with open exhaust ... I think it sounds dumb when it's out of the water.

Don't try to make it what it's not ... there's nothing wrong with a six cyl. Mustang ... it's still a far better car than half of the POS ricers out there.

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Everyone laughs when I accelerate, or when I rev... Or even at idle. I've had no less than 20 people during a one night period call my Mustang a "phony pony." It's easy for you guys to say, with your big 302s, your 351s, and the occasional 390 GT Mustang. If you were stuck with a 6-cylinder that couldn't outrunb a 1993 Ford Escort, you'd be trying harder too.
 

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A guy came into the shop I used to work at with a 6cyl Mustang.
He wanted it to sound better. We put on a 2 1/2 single system with
a Flowmaster. It sounded great, he was very happy with the sound.
It didn't sound like a V8 but it sounded a lot better. Had a little more
power too.

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You must be going to some kind of alternate reality cruise in, every one I've attended have been attended by people who are there only for the love of classic cars. In fact, I have seen several cars without V8's that were sharp looking, and justifiably did their owners proud. Enjoy the fact that you own a car most people only dream about, or, if you're mind is made up, do an engine swap out. But do it because you want to, not because you feel it will make others happy or respect you. Happy cruising.

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If you want to get some respect, sound more like a V-8 and surprise people (after you've blown their doors off.) drop a Pinto motor in it. That's right! A 2.3 L 4 cylinder...on steroids...or rather, a Turbo charged 2.3L. You'll get 200+ hp and lose a lot of weight in your front end. And with Flowmasters your exhaust note is nice, low and throaty. Works for me! *G*

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Hi

Me again. It sounds to me as if you need to get yourself a V8. I too would love my 6 to sound beefier. However I do want the six. It sounds to me that you are not happy with it. I drive my Stang to work every day. It is stock at the moment. (I have the New carbs and manifold etc in the garage ready for winter installation) I could not race most of the cars that i see on the way to work and I don't really want to. When I pull up in the car park I am happy in the knowledge that the engine in my car is at least 2 - 3 times larger in Cubic inches than everything else AND most importantly it will be around longer and more respected than any of them.

It's a shame that you let others get to you about it. I have many friends with V8's and they never treat my car that way, they understand that variety is the spice of life and that goes for cars too!

IMHO. :eek:)

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Lay off the Escort jokes or I'll have to race you just 'cause I can! LOL!!

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If you want to shut up the laughing, open headers on a 6 will not do it. It will sound like a Corvair. I had a Dodge Dart with Clifford headers years ago (yes, headers. 6 into 2) What I found better was to make some good horsepower improvements and shame a couple of decent small blocks. That slowed some of the laughing. And it is more rewarding than smoking them with a bigger engine. That would be expected. Just don't be racing on the streets and injure or kill someone. Take it to the track.
 

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It'll sound like this: BBBBBwWwwwwwwwaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!



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Give the guys at Clifford a call or visit their web site: http://www.cliffordperformance.com/home.htm

These guys have everything from headers and a converstion to a 2-barrel carb. Performance for your 200 - they call themselves 6=8.

You're just jealous because the voices only talk to me!!!
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You can make a six sound good!!! Mine sounds like a cross between a hopped up 289 and a Jaguar!!!

I raced a couple of Escorts myself but......They were'nt worth the Gas or effort....HaHa!!!

If it does'nt have a V8 in it, I won't race it now........
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Yeah I know.. I was planning picking up a 6-cylinder header from Clifford sometime soon.
I love my car, don't get me wrong. Sometimes I just wish that it'd have more power.

As for racing on track as opposed to racing on the street, I race against the California Highway Patrol every Friday night in Folsom, California. It is a 1/4 mile strip where people bring their cars and can either run a time trial or race against the CHP and local police.

The 1/4 for my Mustang is so disappointing that I'm not going to say it here =-)
 

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The only difference between you and me is that you have the knowledge to put the parts on the car. I have to rely on my dad but he works a lot so I'm kinda screwwed in that department. If the header is a direct bolt-on replacement for the manifold then I'm set...
 
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