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What Bolens Used This Muffler? 1732286


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Posted January 21, 2014 - 10:44 PM

Okay, by design, with louvers venting down the exhaust from the cylinder must "L" down. Does anyone know of this visual configuration?

I tried looking into Hus-ski and Diablo snowmobiles but found no parts references. Plus, the engine cc's for them would be too much for this muffler.



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Posted January 21, 2014 - 10:51 PM

How about a Bolens Lawn Sweeper. The vacuum used a 4 h.p. motor that was separate of the tractor itself.



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Posted January 21, 2014 - 11:00 PM

Started looking at snowblowers, drawing a blank on most, worth a try ?



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Posted January 21, 2014 - 11:05 PM

Just tried looking for the listing and can't find it, must have ended. What I was wondering if they had the thread size listed.

 

Are part numbers the same for all the over seas models?


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Posted January 21, 2014 - 11:38 PM

If that muffler is louvered on both ends,I do know That some Sears Suburbans used a muffler similar to that one.


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Posted January 21, 2014 - 11:57 PM

Hello all, I'm new to the forums here and this is my first post. I too came across that muffler on ebay and recognized it right away, but I wasn't 100% sure. I researched the part number and it brought me to this forum. It appears that someone stuffed a Sears Suburban muffler in a Bolens bag. I've been looking for one of those mufflers for a couple of years for my 69'Suburban. I bought a 69' Suburban from a neighbor that is all original and sat in the basement of an abandoned house for decades. I got it running and I plowed my driveway with it three times this year. Anyway, the original muffler is deteriorating at the fins, so I bought the one off of ebay to replace it. These mufflers were used on Suburbans from 69' and into the early 70's. You can look up original pics of these Sears tractors from these years and you'll see the muffler.
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Posted January 22, 2014 - 06:30 AM

:wave:  Welcome to the forum! Thanks for clearing that up for the guys!


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Posted January 22, 2014 - 07:06 AM

Not many of those left, it seems. I found a pic of one on a tractor. Will look for a better one.

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Posted January 22, 2014 - 07:53 AM

Thanks for the welcome and the pics guys.I haven't seen this muffler used on any other tractor yet and I'm wondering if it was used exclusively by Sears. My Suburban is model number 917.25520, and sears lists the muffler part number as 8603H.

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Posted January 22, 2014 - 08:11 AM

Interesting!

So this would have went on the Lauson/Tecumseh Engines then.

 

 

Still have to think it went on some type of Bolens equipment though.....

If the bag was sealed when he opened it that would tell for sure, can you contact the seller to see if that bag was sealed?


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Posted January 22, 2014 - 08:46 AM

I think the mystery continues, case in point, Ex : Clinton, Lawson, Continental and few others used the same style muffler but very very few knew because David Bradley collectors treasure these and used them throwing away the original boxes.

Part # are different for each engine MFG.

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Posted January 22, 2014 - 09:25 AM

This is getting interesting. From pics I've looked at, the 68 Sears suburban 12 used a different style muffler that was round, with a pipe attached aiming towards the ground and away from the machine. This leads me to believe that Sears started using the 8603H (Sears part number)in 69.I'll do some more research on it to be sure.I'll contact the seller and see if the bag was sealed before he sold it. Also,Sears called this a "low tone" muffler.
OK, Sears also used a muffler on the 68' that was round and only had the holes drilled on the bottom half of the face of the muffler,so that the hood wouldn't get scorched. It does look like 69' was the first year for the oval 8603H muffler.

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Posted January 22, 2014 - 12:28 PM

I have one of the pepper shaker with pipe styles. OMG is it loud. No wonder they went to something else.
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Posted January 22, 2014 - 05:24 PM

Well, the seller got back to me and said that the muffler was in the bag along with his Bolens parts. He believes it's an original Bolens muffler.
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Posted January 22, 2014 - 05:33 PM

Well, the seller got back to me and said that the muffler was in the bag along with his Bolens parts. He believes it's an original Bolens muffler.

Thanks!

 

 

 

Ok, so the mystery is still unsolved.

 

 

So far I think we can rule out

 

Tubeframes

QT/QS

Largeframes

Chainsaws

Small Frames

Snow Blowers

Chipper/Shredder

Snowmobiles

Push Mowers

Tillers

Frame Steer (EK,LK,GK,FS)

LTX Series

GTX (Troy-Bilt)

XL Series

 

 

So, what the heck did this go on?

Another thing is this could be optional equipment which may not always show on the partslist.


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