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Old 02-18-2005, 01:04 PM
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Classic Mustang Y-Pipe?

Hey guys, I've landed a job at Arrow-Speed, which entitles me to some part discounts ... Anyway... I was planning on buying Flow-Tech headers for my '67 Mustang. (289, no power steering, no power brakes, no A/C). A y-pipe is not included. If I wished to have one, is there any company who makes these, or would I have to go get it custom done? I've looked all over the net, but I figure all you guy's brains are better than my one.
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Old 02-18-2005, 01:10 PM
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Why Y pipe?

What is the point of putting headers on, with single exhaust. Save your money. Go to the show. Watch out where the Husky's go!
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Old 02-18-2005, 01:12 PM
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Forgot to tell you... I have true duals, just want a "y" pipe to balance them out... perhaps you may call it a H or X pipe...
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With true duals you want an Xpipe. H pipes aren't very good for balancing at anything past idle. Air with any amount of velocity has a tendency to avoid making 90 degree turns . A y pipe is meant to merge two pipes into one, or one pipe back into two, but not for balancing purposes really (it could be used that way but somewhat overkill given the application). Just get an x-pipe kit. They are pretty universal. Or take it to the local exhaust shop and have them do one. Might cost you more. It just depends on how good you are at cutting and welding.

BTW, I was born in Overland Park, KS. Havent been back to Kansas in about 10 years though. Lived in Overland for the first year of my life and then to Wichita for the next 9. Just FYI lol.
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Thanks very much... I'll probably buy a universal kit... any known conflicts with my 'Stang?
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Not that I know of. It just depends on the routing of your exhaust. If its pretty much straight back then you should be okay. You'll need about 2-3 feet of a straight section to put the x-pipe in. As close to the headers as you can get. They should make kits more inclined for your setup. I dont know how much further apart Ford headers are from Chevy's.
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Old 02-18-2005, 02:03 PM
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Ok, thank you
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Hey before you go to a custom exhaust shop check out www.cjponyparts.com they have just about anything for any year mustang, including exhaust. I looked in the catalog I have and i didn't see X pipes but they do have H pipes, i have an H pipe on my mustang and it seems to work fine.
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BTW, I was born in Overland Park, KS. Havent been back to Kansas in about 10 years though. Lived in Overland for the first year of my life and then to Wichita for the next 9. Just FYI lol.
I was born in Wichita... I've seen some more fellow Kansans around this board too..
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IMO h-pipes really aren't worth the money. Like I said, they tend to only balance at idle, and after that, the exhaust flows right by the H. Not saying they dont have any good effects, but they just cant compare to what an X-pipe does. You'd be better off with an H than nothing, but if you are going to spend the time/money, go with an X.
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Forget the H pipe, for the money and extremely small gain they only complicate your life when it comes time to drop the trans etc.
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