The other night I went to start my car, cranked it a few times (carbed), and all of a sudden BOOM! It literally sounded like a gunshot went off. It woke up everyone in my apartment, and they really believed someone had been shot. At first I thought my car may have something in common with Uncle Buck's, but when I started it I realized my new car had a nice growl that it did not possess the night before. I checked on it today- the muffler exploded out the sides. This wasn't just a case of rust- it didn't even look rusty- this bent nice clean steel really nicely. So it's off to Mufflerman or somewhere else, because I'm not in the mood to do it myself. But WTF?
BTW, the car is a '71 Pontiac with a 400, still runs fine.