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#1 Ryan313 OFFLINE  

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Posted November 10, 2012 - 09:53 PM

I want to replace the exhaust on the '71. Right now it has a 45 from the block, to about and 8 inch pipe into a tuna can muffler, the stock configuration. I don't know what I want to do with it exactly, I have not decided where I want to route it. I figured I would see what everybody else has done.

I also want to replace the exhaust I put on the '75 last year. I put a pipe going down inder the frame with a cub muffler on it. The problem with it is that I have to take the muffler off when I put the snow plow on. Again, I have not decided what I want to do yet.

Another thing, does anybody know of a good place to get a cheap muffler? I thought maybe TSC?

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Posted November 10, 2012 - 10:02 PM

I buy mine at TSC. I think the one on my B-80 was between $25 and $30. Here is a pic. I love stacks!

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Posted November 10, 2012 - 10:07 PM

Stack!!!Posted Image
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Posted November 11, 2012 - 01:16 AM

I would go with a stack too!!!

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Posted November 11, 2012 - 05:00 AM

Stacks are nice, but how many tree limbs will you have hitting it? I know you use these tractors in the woods a lot. Got a pic of the current set up?

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Posted November 11, 2012 - 05:24 AM

Yeah,stacks are ok ,but I'd rather have a horizontal exhaust.

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Posted November 11, 2012 - 05:38 AM

I buy mine at TSC. I think the one on my B-80 was between $25 and $30. Here is a pic. I love stacks!

Matt

Nice Looking Horse :thumbs:
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Posted November 11, 2012 - 07:27 AM

I havent decided what direction I will go while redoin the Sears this winter...been thinkin bout a stack.

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Posted November 11, 2012 - 07:50 AM

Stacks are good unless you mow under trees and bushes. Also, you need to brace the stack to keep it from breaking off due to vibration. I have a Stanley muffler for a IH Cub on a Wheel Horse and I just wish it was a few inches shorter in the body.

By the road, The Cub muffler and the model for the 8N Ford are essentially the same demensions except one of them has a straight through design and the other has an internal baffle plate.

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Posted November 11, 2012 - 07:54 AM

While I’ll agree stacks look good, on a work tractor that you spend a lot of time on, I prefer the exhaust on a GT to go directly out the side, with as short as possible pipe. The reason is that I don’t like breathing exhaust, a stack puts the exhaust in your face unless it is so tall that it catches on all low hanging branches which use the stack as a lever to bend/break things. On a big tractor, I prefer the exhaust out the back, but then again while changing implements, the exhaust is in your face. Usually there is no room on a GT to do this.
Again this is a matter of personal preference, build it anyway you want, just realize that there are pros and cons to any system.

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Posted November 11, 2012 - 08:40 AM

I'm keeping an eye on this thread , always thought it would be a good idea of rerouting the exhaust some way different on my 2418 too so it wouldn't be a noisy , Al

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Posted November 11, 2012 - 08:53 AM

Good question Ryan, I don't care much for the set up on my 2414, it is a stack but does not go straight up. I haven't figured out what I want either so it runs as is for now.

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Posted November 11, 2012 - 09:08 AM

The stack catching on trees and brush was my concern also. If it was not for that, and the exhaust in the face I would definitely go with it.

Here is the best picture I have showing the current exhaust on the '71. I am going to have the hydraulic pump there now, and the exhaust might make it turn color after a while, something I did not think about when I thought of the pump mount. It is deceiving in the photo but the hydraulic stuff is a little farther back then where the exhaust comes out of the block.
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Here is the best I have of the exhaust on the '75. It works great, but it blocks the rearward hitch blocks.
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I like the idea of keeping it in the frame like on the '75. But it would be challenging with the hitch blocks there, I might be able to get away with it on the '71 though.

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Posted November 11, 2012 - 10:13 AM

Does anything attach between the pump and axle? You can get a street 45 and screw into the existing ell to angle the muffler down/back a little. Could use a shorter nipple so it doesn't hang to low,

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Posted November 11, 2012 - 10:20 AM

Here is what I did with mine. Down and out the back with a VW muffler on it. No exhaust in the face and it is very quite. You hear the engine internals whirring louder than the exhaust noise. I was a little concerned about back pressure but I noticed no change in how it ran or its power. It doesn't get in the way either but I see your tractor has got some more stuff in the way than mine does.
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