When last we left ol' Project 98, the new 400c.i.d. Dart motor was comfortably between the framerails and a monsterously rebuilt Monster 700R4 was bolted up. The car would finally now move under its own power, but it still had open headers. And while open headers are insanely cool, they make cruising the shore for big haired honeys a little more difficult. So naturally we had to find a good exhaust system that would let our motor breathe while providing a nasty powerful sound that would entice a certain blue eyed brunette.
Enter our friends at Summit Racing. They recommended a system from Pypes, which turned out to be one of the few true dual exhaust systems for these cars. We chose Pypes cross-member back system which features 16 gauge, mandrel-bent, stainless steel pipe, 409 stainless mufflers, an X-shaped crossover pipe, stainless clamps, stainless hangers and polished stainless tips. It came from Summit complete in a single box and turned out to be truly simple to put in, however we did run into a small problem, which you can see in the following pictures. Let's get to it.