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Regarding Waldron Exhaust. They used to be a small 1 man ( family ) operation out of Michigan. Used to do business with the owner and his wife at Spring Carlisle. Traded him a new GM boxed NOS 53 Chevy conv muffler ( only fits 53 and 54 conv ) for 2 of his tailpipes to fit the duals on my Beaumont.
Then he retire and sold out. Last time I called the new owners lead time on a system for my 65 Poncho was about 4 weeks and they wouldn't make a partial system ( all or nothing ) and wouldn't allow me to drop by and pick it up. Had to be shipped with the resulting extra cost. Not customer friendly.

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Maybe it's run out of someone's house or shop. When I was starting my business and it was still small, people would want to "come by the office" to pick up their stuff, but there was no office... just my kitchen table.

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I always used Gardiner exhaust with complete satisfaction but when I started into big cars I had to find a new outfit since Gardiner only did muscle cars. I tried a few companies like Kiprich (not sure the spelling) and was very disappointed. Waldron is slow (about a month) and a bit standoffish but I have had good success with them and prices are very reasonable.

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Kepich used to be good. But my last experience wasn't entirely to my liking.
They used to make all their own parts. I ordered a muffler because I wasn't satisfied with the regular after market products thinking they would fabricate one. Nope they bought a Walker and sent it to me.
And the service over the phone was lacking of good business practices.

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I gave up on Kepich after 2 systems that required several cuts and heat bends not to mention that the mufflers gave the cars a cheap tinny sound like you used to get from Midas or Mr Muffler type junk. Waldron mufflers have a really nice stock sound but ironically they come from Canada I noticed.

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I put a Waldon's system on my 69 Laurentian. Was quite happy with the sound. It also had the Made in Canada mufflers.



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nice sound, Your Laurentian is the same color scheme as my LeMans ragtop btw.

Funny how you can tell the sound of a chevy small block, regardless of single, dual exhaust, strong 350 4bbl's or wheezy late 70's 305 2bbl they all have a certain sameness to the sound. The Pontiac engine sounds very different than the chevy engine, wonder what makes it sound the way it does?

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The starter sounds are almost as distinctive!

Classic GM and Mopar (at least the RB block) share the same firing order, so it's not that. That's why the LS sounds a little different though. Why a Ford or GM with the same firing order and basic tech would sound different I don't know. Maybe we all know the rhythm of the basic GM economy cam?



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Update from the bodyshop, fenders were patched properly (cut out the old and new metal replaced it, my body guy is an old hotrodder at heart so he can do amazing things with sheetmetal. He once hand fabricated the hood for a 69 Mercedes, the entire outer skin was hand made from a sheet of raw steel, when done you couldn't tell.

 

The fenders were better than they looked with the innner brace being rust free, so just needed an outer skin patch the size of two iPhones.  Careful study of the car revealed that, while it was never fully repainted, only the roof and half the hood were still factory paint.  Just lots of local paint work over the years.  So decided to redo the whole car since the car is riddled with door rash and small poorly repaired dents and scratches.  Since the door, hood and trunk jams are mint and original we are leaving them as is and just painting the outer surfaces.  Feel bad about painting the original roof but it's just too fr faded and multiple tests of polish and compounds etc can't save it.

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