im told the stock y pipe is difficult to modify to make it fit on a 351, i need to know where to pick up a y pipe or how to modify the 302 y pipe. thats the only thing left standing in my way of doing the swap.
Meh, it's worth trying for less than $75 in parts if you've got the wherewithal to make one. :toothless.
The driver's side is 70° included angle, and 70° from vertical (done by rotation, not bending), extended a few inches, then 90° toward the rear. One 70° bend can be done by an exhaust shop with a tubing bender, for little cost. The passenger side should be easily fabricated with a single 90° bend. Oh, and female ball flanges, of course.
ive got access to torches and welders...and many hammers, so if my options are try to modify or spend more $$ i think ill play with some of the toys around the shop to save some cash. thanks, and SigEpBlue, are those the measurments for the 351 y pipe?
getting the motor monday, my brother had an idea, were going to cut the pipe in half and weld in an extension in the center so the pipe is wide enough and will bolt right up. idk if itll work, but this is a strick budget swap, as in, im broke and i need an engine cuz i need a car. the gaskets im not about to chinse out on cuz i really dont feel like more work on this pig, atleast repeating work, once this is done, the tranny is getting a little attention and then its all body work from there, like poping out the dents from my hand after the motor blew up the second time. ill let yall know how it turns out, i have my doubts but i cant afford not to have hope.
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