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Finishing up my million dollar exhaust....

Getting ready for the inevitable powertrain swap. I figured not having to do all this to match up to the mid length headers in the middle of everything else, would save me one headache of the many which I'm sure I'm going to have when the day comes.

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basic layout: 1-3/4 into 3" coated Kooks into stainless pipe through metallic spun cats on to a Y pipe for the cutout on each side into a single 3" pipe back the existing rear section consisting of 3" stainless, into 3" IN, dual 2.5 OUT 80 series crossflow Flowmater.


close up


with headers


Stay tuned for more as this project gets rolling in the next few weeks. This will be done in time for Carlisle.

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Wow! Where did you get those Y pipes?

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these started life as 45 degree ells. My machine shop cut them and welded them up for me. Mandrel bends, I'm a sucker for mandrel bends!

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That's some pretty stuff!

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holy balls!

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WOW. Very Nice.
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Beautiful!

I'm sure you have an equally as impressive engine that you're mounting all of that to.

Now that you've teased us with the exhaust, let's see the rest of your little project!

Mods? Yea, I got mods ...
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Your exhaust is really pissing me off. Mainly because it's going on your car and not mine.
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Wow... that is way too nice!
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Beautiful!

I'm sure you have an equally as impressive engine that you're mounting all of that to.

Now that you've teased us with the exhaust, let's see the rest of your little project!
Stock oil burning F4 head 2V I bet j/k


Very cool setup, I'd be scared to drive anywhere with an exhaust that pretty.

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Well, one thing is for sure... my F4 head 4.6 is no longer oil burning. I just swapped out the valve seals last week.
Anyway, as I said in the first post this is to get the car ready for the powertrain swap. I should have used the word future in the first post.
I try to go by the "twice the time and twice the budget" rule. So bottom line, there is no bling bling under the hood yet. And there certainly isn't a project behind this one at the moment.
The car will be at Carlisle for anyone interested in checking it out in person though.

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Awesome! I'll see ya at Carlisle. You can see my car too.

But, alas, my swap won't be done until after Carlisle. But, if you come to the JBMN Summer Blast in August I should have the swap done by then.

Mods? Yea, I got mods ...
Air silencer delete, warp drive, dilithium crystals, flux capacitor, Slingshot Rubber band power adder, Moonshine & Gas, Leaf Blower Supercharger, Hamster Wheel & Hamster, Energizer Bunny generating 1.21 gigawatts, Mr. FusionŽ Home Energy Reactor, hover conversion and a sextant celestial navigation system (The original GPS)
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you should let us know what the grand total is when you get it done...that is if you dont mind. cuz i think those kooks headers are like 700 bucks from scp..

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you should let us know what the grand total is when you get it done...that is if you dont mind. cuz i think those kooks headers are like 700 bucks from scp..
The coated Kooks in the 1-3/4 into 3" size are like $850 from SCP!

Mods? Yea, I got mods ...
Air silencer delete, warp drive, dilithium crystals, flux capacitor, Slingshot Rubber band power adder, Moonshine & Gas, Leaf Blower Supercharger, Hamster Wheel & Hamster, Energizer Bunny generating 1.21 gigawatts, Mr. FusionŽ Home Energy Reactor, hover conversion and a sextant celestial navigation system (The original GPS)
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I like it. Single exhaust isnt for me. But otherwise I really like it.

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The Coated Kooks shipped were $926. Cutouts w/control box, gaskets, fasteners, flanges, o2 extenders, bungs, and cats were $820 Stainless elbows are about 40 bucks a pop on average. The cutting and welding for the three Y pipes ran $140 Additional pipe is around 5 to 10 bucks per foot.
I realize that for this money most people would just buy a single go fast part and be done with it, but this needs to be done now so that I can move on to bigger, better things in the not so distant future.

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Wow! Just Wow! That's got to be one of the most amazing exhaust systems I've seen on here.

Will you have this on the car by the time Carlisle rolls around in three weeks?

Mods? Yea, I got mods ...
Air silencer delete, warp drive, dilithium crystals, flux capacitor, Slingshot Rubber band power adder, Moonshine & Gas, Leaf Blower Supercharger, Hamster Wheel & Hamster, Energizer Bunny generating 1.21 gigawatts, Mr. FusionŽ Home Energy Reactor, hover conversion and a sextant celestial navigation system (The original GPS)
Best 1/4: 1,320 nanoseconds @ 670,616,629.2 miles per hour

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That's the plan. Hence the late nights under the car after work.

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But, if you come to the JBMN Summer Blast in August
Haven't missed a single JBMN yet. That's another excuse to get more stuff done to the car.

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Absolutely incredible.

Mods? Do the ones in the garage waiting to go on the car count?

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Snapped a few pics before calling it a day tonight... Sorry for the cell phone picture quality. I'll be sure to keep the camera handy as I piece this puzzle together to provide some better looking shots next time.

These puppies should be getting welded tomorrow. Can't really call them downtubes, they're what comes right after the header flange to line up with the cat on each side.


Rolled straight pipe. This will connect to the existing pipe via a lap joint stainless 360* seal clamp just before the gas tank.


Here's what the Y pipe section with the cutouts currently looks like.


Took this when I needed a visual to explain to the parts store clerks about what wrench I needed to tighten the center bolt. It's a 12 point that needed an open end wrench. I ended up using a combo of a Snap On Extreme Grip open end along with a cheapie box wrench that I ended up grinding to form a C shape to clear the header tube. Notice another bolt further back was still not in place at the time. The picture makes it look like there is all kinds of room. I'm sure I don't need to explain how much of a PITA it was to access some of these bolts. BTW, they're Percy's Split Lock Fasteners with locking pins.


Here's the somewhat blurry bird in its current state...begging to be lowered back to the ground already!


As soon as I get more time, I'll fit the entire system to check for clearances and mark the o2 bung locations, along with flange positioning.

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Back again with a few more pics from tonight.

Trying on the lap joint clamp. The angle of the shot makes the turn look like poo, it's actually a very smooth mandrel 45* turn.


o2 bung locations, and flange positions marked on the downtubes and are ready for cutting & welding.


Here's the center section being fitted. The driver side cutout is in place and all clearances are looking good so far. I'm having a set of turndowns cut tomorrow so the exhaust is directed away from the undercarriage.


Fitted, marked, and ready for cutting & welding.


That's all for tonight.

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Damn!! Exhaust is worth more than the car. Lol

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i've always wanted cut outs so i can have that beautiful wide open exhaust sound just ding that setup costs a fortune especially just for the cut out valves.

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No doubt!

Mods? Yea, I got mods ...
Air silencer delete, warp drive, dilithium crystals, flux capacitor, Slingshot Rubber band power adder, Moonshine & Gas, Leaf Blower Supercharger, Hamster Wheel & Hamster, Energizer Bunny generating 1.21 gigawatts, Mr. FusionŽ Home Energy Reactor, hover conversion and a sextant celestial navigation system (The original GPS)
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that setup costs a fortune especially just for the cut out valves
I'm sure the cutouts can be installed for under $500 on most any car.
Believe me, I didn't go with them for the sound. I don't plan to run with them open on the street. Hell, the car sees less than 1,500 miles a year as is. I just don't want to have to go back to this when I run out of flow in the future. The Flomaster sounds nice, but is the weakest link of the whole setup right now. The dumps merely pick up where the muffler falls short in terms of reducing back pressure. So take out that heavy *** stainless and use compression bends and you'll have your cutouts for a reasonable cost.

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Here's the stuff all welded up and polished.





The car should be up and running sometime by mid week.

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put that in the sun light & you will need sunglasses. Nice!

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