Performance Y-pipe

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    Does anyone know of a performace style exhaust that will still appear as a stock system. Right now off the manifolds it comes down into one pipe and splits back into two.
     
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    Please provide some details on your specific vehicle for reference.
    Also, do you have to deal with smog / inspection in your area?
     
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    Its a 1979 Camaro. The car does have pollution stuff on it, want to keep it stock looking and have the performance gains an there is an inspection here.
     
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    The aftermarket has not embraced the 75-81 F-bodys in terms of OEM replacement / smog legal performance exhaust systems.

    There are a few headers that can be considered replacement parts but do not necessarily have E.O. numbers issued to be 100% legal in California.
    You would have to either:
    1) adapt a shorty style header system to a fabricated or modified Y-pipe assembly, or
    2) use a long tube headers with a fabricated Y-pipe but being able to run a Catalytic Convertor and have it get hot enought to light off is risky. There was another thread around here that someone posted pics of this recently.
     

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