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#16 Wheel Horse Kid OFFLINE  

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Posted June 30, 2012 - 07:02 AM

Wow, awesome fabrication skills Steve! That will look great on your 312!
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Posted June 30, 2012 - 08:32 AM

Great looking work. Spent years welding Stainless but it was all stick or tig so I'm not offering advise to someone with your skills. I think your going to have some buyers. :thumbs:
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Posted July 01, 2012 - 11:16 PM

Well, I promised some pictures when I got it mounted up. Did that today. This is just a dry fit with no gasket and in the pics, the support bracket isn't even tacked on yet.

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I tacked the bracket on after I snapped the pics, and even though there's no gasket, I couldn't help myself but start the tractor. The muffler works good and is a little quieter than the stock version that was on it. I may have to come up with a heat shield for it though...but that's another thread! Speaking of another thread, here's a link to the original thread about when this one came home! Click here
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Posted July 02, 2012 - 12:29 AM

Man, does that look sweet or what?
Great build Steve. Can't wait to hear it purr.
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Posted July 02, 2012 - 04:05 AM

That looks great! It's good to hear it works better than the stock one.
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Posted July 02, 2012 - 08:02 AM

This is fantastic. Let us know how it 'blues' and sounds after running it a bit. I think that you should be able to make a go of it if you find your niche market for it. Maybe concentrate on finish for guys who want a show quality look?

As for sound reduction, I'd recommend adapting a Harley muffler to anyone who has the tools to weld one up. Quiet as a mouse and there's tons of stock Harley pipes all over the market from guys who pull them off brand new bikes.
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Posted July 03, 2012 - 08:39 PM

Well I had her out of the garage under her own power for the first time in over 2 years. I shot a little video of it running so that you all could hear how she sounds. Better take your motion sickness pills though because I shot it with my cell phone and went for a ride!


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Posted July 03, 2012 - 09:23 PM

Sounds Great! Glad to see the Horse galoping around under its own power, and fantastic work on your muffler! :thumbs:

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Posted July 03, 2012 - 09:27 PM

Wow, that sounds great!
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Posted July 07, 2012 - 01:15 PM

Aint no flies on that. Good job.

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Posted July 07, 2012 - 02:43 PM

Steve, that is a fine looking muffler, and a real winner... will you branch out into other brands eventually?

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Posted July 07, 2012 - 09:13 PM

Steve, that is a fine looking muffler, and a real winner... will you branch out into other brands eventually?


All I really need is an original to work off of.
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Posted July 07, 2012 - 09:23 PM

Looks and sounds good. :thumbs:
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Posted July 12, 2012 - 09:52 PM

I have to agree , that looks really good! Better then good! I read you mentioned maybe making a few for the market, Well if that would fit a cub cadet with a single kohler I would def. buy one. hint hint, I seen 1 on ebay that somone made out of stainles with a heat sheild. nice work , would love to have a stainless muffler for my cub!

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Posted July 13, 2012 - 06:42 PM

I have seen the ones with the heat shields on them and they are sharp! Wheel Horse had a few models in the late 80's, 90's, and 00's with the heat shields and I really liked the look of them! My Dad's neighbor had a 2002 312-8 that I was doing some engine work on for him. The stock muffler's heat shield already had broken welds where the shield attaches. I could've just thrown it away, but I fixed it for him instead...just because it looked so cool!




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