Thats for sure! Nothing beats the sound of a good set of Lakes Pipes.
For a legitimate exhaust, I would go with a 2" dual exhaust with some huge turbo mufflers. Dyno tests have shown that turbos flow as well or better than most glass packs, and in my notion, have a nicer tone to them; a deep mellow tone. Lakes Pipes or straight pipes down the sides, look neat and sound great when the caps are off.
Rumbleseat, I would think there would be a lot of good oldie parts out your way that would work on his engine.
Another aspect, if this engine is going into a coupe or roadster, the idea of weedburner4.