for the leak between the y-pipe and the manifold, i would suggest maybe lowering the the pipe and putting a coat of high temp. silicone on it then reattaching the 2 to see if it stopped. sometimes it will plug the leak for a long period of time.
also if you have problems reattaching the y pipe to the manifold because the studs are rusted or w/e, u suggest using the hush stud fix. heres the link to their site.
The Hush Studfix
its an inexpensive part that replaces the broken or corroded studs with a new hooking apparatus. its pretty slick. good luck.