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#451 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted March 26, 2015 - 06:25 AM

Ouch!


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Posted March 26, 2015 - 06:43 AM

Work is taking a lot of my time right now, I tallied the cost so far and Old Girl is at $1,743.02. Off top of my head I still need... Couple cans more of paint, Air filter, fuel filter, two belts, and tires. At least a couple more months, funds dependent.


Does that include original purchase price?
When you're done, you will have a unit that will outlast anything sold today, look better, will do more work, and be cheaper than most of those products.
And you've got braggin' rights.
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Posted March 26, 2015 - 03:56 PM

Yes, includes purchase price, and still less expensive than many other hobbies. Cost is on-par with BMP and Hulk, and If I combine RED's restore and re-fresh all are close to the $2,500 range, BMP a little more. Still less than a "NEW" hi-end box store unit.  


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Posted March 26, 2015 - 08:37 PM

God Bless One of the other site members for trying, but I think we found out the hard way the mufflers off a Sears GT-18 won't fit the Onan 19.9 (20). While waiting on the mufflers to ship, I had my neighbor weld nipples on the old manifolds. Not real pleased with the work this time, one is crooked, and the lengths don't match. Was thinking I'll need to wait till the engine is mounted to see if I can get the "pepper shakers" adjusted to be more even. The other member's mufflers won't work at all as the flanges are smaller and different. Set-backs are nothing new, and are almost expected. This is correctable, just not sure which way I want to go. For now I plan to wait till the engine is re-installed so I can see if I can get the pepper shakers evened up, and continue the search for OEM mufflers, or think outside the box some. Still have time. The other member has offered to buy back the Sears mufflers.

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Posted March 26, 2015 - 09:09 PM

Can the flanges be turned to work?
How much smaller?
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Posted March 26, 2015 - 09:34 PM

Can the flanges be turned to work?
How much smaller?

Quite a bit smaller.

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Posted March 27, 2015 - 06:13 AM

What engine was in the GT18? I might be interest in those mufflers!


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Posted March 27, 2015 - 06:40 AM

I wonder if an adapter could be made? I also wonder if the restriction of the smaller pipes would be an issue?
Just supposin' out loud here.
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Posted March 27, 2015 - 09:13 AM

What engine was in the GT18? I might be interest in those mufflers!

I will check.



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Posted March 27, 2015 - 12:24 PM

I will check.

Kenny, This is the info I received. PM me if you are interested.

 

They came off a GT18 which had a B48M GA018 motor.

Technically they should fit a BG/MS or a BF/MS as well, but those didnt have the 5/16" threaded holes on the block for the flanges, but rather had 1" npt pipe threaded into each exhaust port.
 



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Posted March 27, 2015 - 12:34 PM

Plan "B" thougths..... I an toying with a thought of adding a 1" (T) and elbow to each header off the threaded fitting I had welded, and adding a second shaker to make a total of 4 shakers (2 for each header). I need the engine mounted to see if all the plumming will fit under the hood. This might quiet things down, and keep the mufflers under the hood.



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Posted March 29, 2015 - 07:53 PM

Been a looooong weekend. Got all the toys out, mowed 3 acres with RED, Moved plants with BMP, and had to keep jumping Hulk II (needs a new battery). Washed and waxed all three. I did find time to sand (lots of sanding) and paint Old Girls rims, took an extra trip to the store for 2 more cans of white (6 total). Installed new valve stems and zerks. These will sit a few days to let the paint harden (plus give me time to build the tire budget.

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Posted March 29, 2015 - 08:41 PM

Won't be long now. Looking good! :thumbs:



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Posted March 29, 2015 - 08:59 PM

Real aggravating! I want to measure the end gap on the new rings but can't find my feeler gauge. I have a nice one, and for the life of me can't seem to locate it. Looked for at least 2 hours tonight. This has happened before and I swore to put it where I could find it..... Well I guess I hid it well this time.



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Posted March 29, 2015 - 09:05 PM

Real aggravating! I want to measure the end gap on the new rings but can't find my feeler gauge. I have a nice one, and for the life of me can't seem to locate it. Looked for at least 2 hours tonight. This has happened before and I swore to put it where I could find it..... Well I guess I hid it well this time.

Waldo the feeler gauges.
Been there.
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