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    Default Fairmont Catalytic Convertor...

    I am trying to find the factory stock front pipe/catalytic convertor for an 1980 Fairmont with the 3.3 litre (200 ci) inline six. I have a used pipe that I could pull from a donor vehicle but I would like to try and find a new one first. Does anyone know who makes or sells these pipes anymore? Many thanks...
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    No. I would be shocked if anyone made one of those anymore.

    I think your best bet is going to be a used one off of a similar car or fabricate one using a generic converter.
    1985 Mustang GT (Mothballed...Desired restomod parts acquired...Top of my project list for my 2024 retirement!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 85GTGuy View Post
    No. I would be shocked if anyone made one of those anymore.
    I did find something interesting though. Apparently you can still get a direct fit new catalytic converter for the 2.3 litre Fox Fords...

    https://www.ebay.ca/itm/304890254212...-desc-maincntr

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    '82 Zephyr GS Two Door 3.3
    '80 Zephyr Sedan 3.3
    '80 Fairmont Sedan 3.3 (X2)
    '81 Fairmont Sedan 5.0
    '86 Mustang LX 4.2

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    I guess I could look this up ‘frontwards’ or ‘backwards’.
    I need a “Y” pipe. There’s no Walker or other after market that
    I can find (ford said we stopped producing parts for anything older than 10 yrs old)
    for this specific model.
    I need a 3.8L Essix v6 pipe.
    I think 4.2 v6 from a later pick up truck
    and one from a v8 (need help to ID for ordering). My next step
    is custom bending one up (rather not).

    Do you know if the ‘97/04 F series p/u (4.2L) might fit it?
    How bout a certain yr SBF 302, 5 oh, etc?
    Chad
    Seeking: fox station wagon int/ext trim (esp LTD/Marquis)
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    Does it HAVE to be a factory one?

    If not, a modern converter is going to put you WAY ahead of the old ones. You're just going to need one, and not the two of old, which is nice.

    Going to require some custom exhaust work to do it, but that's the route I would go.

    (I however don't build things to keep them original for the sake of originality, so YMMV)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck W View Post
    Does it HAVE to be a factory one?

    If not, a modern converter is going to put you WAY ahead of the old ones. You're just going to need one, and not the two of old, which is nice.

    Going to require some custom exhaust work to do it, but that's the route I would go.

    (I however don't build things to keep them original for the sake of originality, so YMMV)
    No, it doesn't need to be factory. It doesn't even need to be a catalytic convertor. I have seen just a straight pipe that mounts directly to the exhaust manifold that is a 'replacement' for the front catalytic convertor. Ideally that hollow straight replacement pipe is what I would like to find. I just wanted to ask here first before installing a used cat or trying to do custom work. And thanks guys for the replies. It is most sincerely appreciated...
    Current Fox Fleet
    '82 Zephyr GS Two Door 3.3
    '80 Zephyr Sedan 3.3
    '80 Fairmont Sedan 3.3 (X2)
    '81 Fairmont Sedan 5.0
    '86 Mustang LX 4.2

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    we/re lookin 4 a down pipe ona 3.3 (just after or “at” the ex. manny)?

    Gofera 200ci stang (cuz they’re most readily avail - HUGE aftr mrkt’n all - may B not in i6 tho)
    exhaust pipe. NO? Then if able cut off the flange’n a stub pipe from the old’n weld up ur own.
    Chad
    Seeking: fox station wagon int/ext trim (esp LTD/Marquis)
    Retire/restore ol Bronk to daughter
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