I had to do some regressing on the exh today - it just seemed to hang too low, and i found out that I'm using the wrong hangers as well. I had 3 inches of clearance between the top of the muffler and the floor and from the side, it just did not look right. I was using the current version of the exh hangers when i should have been using the center pull type that Parker Hall sells. Coincidentally when going thru the exh hanger box today i unearthed 3 original hangers we took off the car - and bingo they were the center pull type (thanks chris c for the tip) . Ordered up 32 new center pull hangers for the exhaust and i believe they also are slightly shorter than the current ones today. So with that, we got new hangers coming, re-weld the tabs on the mufflers and position it accordingly. This will move everything up, give me 3/4 inch clearance at exhaust pipe at the rear frame for clearance and about 1 3/4 inches from the muffler to the floor area. Then we will be finishing up the front header pipe to get a little more bend. Lastly i temporarily installed the gas tank, clutch and brake peddle box to make sure we have appropriate clearance around the exhaust, and installed the oil fillers and dip stick on the motor to ensure they fit well thru the headers.