Re: Exhaust Cat Noise
Check to see if any of the lacol Ford dealerships around your place have an alley way behind their lot. If so, go down there and check to see if there is a big blue bin of some sort. If there is one, it is likely that you will find a near new Cat converter for nothing.
There's a Ford dealership where I live that change the exhaust over from standard to a sports one whenever they get a car in. They just chuck out all of the old exhausts, tips, mufflers, cats, everything. Might find something that way. I find all sorts of things, and because they're throwing it away, it's not stealiing :o)