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#1 sodisr OFFLINE  

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Posted May 15, 2014 - 08:59 AM

1556 muffler correct.jpg 1556 muffler correct.jpg Copy of IMG_1169 bolens 1556.JPG

 

 

Looking for some thing similar to the original   Not the stack that I have   any thoughts..??  I have not seen anything at the TSC stores or other tractor places...It needs to be kinda short the way I see it...


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Posted May 15, 2014 - 09:56 AM

Would this work? :http://www.sjmparts....name&order=DESC

 

I bought one for my MF 14.


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Posted May 15, 2014 - 09:57 AM

:ditto: I was thinking one of those would be the closest "Stock" item today.


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Posted May 15, 2014 - 10:54 AM

I have one of those here on my shelf if you need any measurements. Just let me know.


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Posted May 15, 2014 - 11:24 AM

I like the looks of that one. Is it really quiet. I would like to put one on my 1556 loader tractor as the old can muffler is really loud.


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Posted May 15, 2014 - 12:05 PM

For grins and giggles, I built a copy of the factory muffler that I could not find to buy.

 

Below is the thread showing what I did.

 

http://gardentractor...deluxe-muffler/


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Posted May 15, 2014 - 12:16 PM

Would this work? :http://www.sjmparts....name&order=DESC

 

I bought one for my MF 14.

How is the sound... Yes it will be going out the front to help....   Thanks Gabe..


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Posted May 15, 2014 - 12:18 PM

I have one of those here on my shelf if you need any measurements. Just let me know.

 

 

Thanks   Texas....   Yes I would like to know the inlet diameter...             Thanks again                           sodi


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Posted May 15, 2014 - 12:49 PM

Here are the measurements for this style muffler.

 

Total length is 16 3/4" Body is 12 1/8" long

IMG_20140515_122942_014.jpg

 

Width of body is 3 1/8" and outside of flanges are 3 5/8"

Total width an inlet is 4 5/8"

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Inlet ID is 1 5/16"

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Posted May 15, 2014 - 02:00 PM

I have a 1st generation 1556 and am using the style muffler pictured above and in the link at the top of this thread. I cut the bracket off it at the welds using a small grinder.  I purchased a G14 muffler support on ebay for ~$25 which is a direct bolt on to your chassis in front of the stock Tecumseh engine.  You may have to replace the existing bolts with something a 1/4" to 1/2" longer. 

 

I removed the existing 'pepper shaker' muffler from the end of the pipe and slipped the new muffler on and tightened the pinch bolt..

 

It is so much quieter..........don't need hearing protection.

 

The only improvement I'd like to make is a heat shield, because I have little kids.


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Posted May 15, 2014 - 02:35 PM

Welcome Hydrohusky to GTtalk. Be sure to post some pictures of your Bolens for all of us to Drool over.


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Posted May 15, 2014 - 02:39 PM

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I went stainless - I used a magnaflow on my HT23 since I couldn't find a factory muffler. I bought the stainless tubing online as well. 


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Posted May 15, 2014 - 07:46 PM

Those Kohler mufflers are good up to 14hp as long as you dont buy one of the cheap Made in China ones.I've had problems with restriction in more than a couple of the cheap ones.

 

You'll notice it right away if it's to restricted.It will run extremely hot and if you run it to long you'll end up burning up your valves.

 

They have 2 sets of baffles in them 1 on the inlet and 1 on the exhaust tube.

 

If you remove the Inlet baffle it will work alot better and sound really good.I did that on my Bolens.Its still quiet with a little deeper tone.Less tinny sounding.

 

 

nglauer that's an Awesome muffler.You ever thought of making up a bunch of those to sell?


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Posted May 15, 2014 - 08:56 PM

How is the sound... Yes it will be going out the front to help....   Thanks Gabe..

Your welcome! I have not installed it yet, so I'm not sure how loud it is.



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Posted May 15, 2014 - 09:38 PM

I found a muffler support bracket on ebay, current price $5 for an H14 - H16 which would work great.

 

Here's a pic of my setup.  I'll be bending the muffler support down a little provide more clearance for air cleaner maintenance.

 

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