Years before my Dad bought our 2414.....which we have had now for a good 17 years.....the previous owners cut the exhaust pipe off and cobbled together some pieces including an old motorcycle expansion chamber. Well, that mess finally gave up the ghost and most of it rusted off except for the flange and about 8 inches of pipe. Mowing now mandates ear plugs. I have a replacement factory set up ready to go on but am having a dickens of time getting the nuts off of the studs to remove the old pipe. No amount of penetrating oil has helped and of course it is very difficult to get a wrench on in the first place.
Any suggestions on how to remove the nuts and not damage the studs?