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Posted April 17, 2015 - 04:09 PM

Man I wish I knew you had the oil filter to shroud gasket. I would have added it to my order. Next time I guess.


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Posted April 17, 2015 - 04:11 PM

Man I wish I knew you had the oil filter to shroud gasket. I would have added it to my order. Next time I guess.

Welcome to the "Multiple shipping" club! :wallbanging:


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Posted April 17, 2015 - 04:13 PM

New muffler showed up this morning. :) I also found a couple of these on ebay with the heat shield. New old stock with some surface rust etc. but the price was good. $116.00 shipping incl. Note these are only for the Big Block Onan twins, N52M, P224G etc. Does not fit the 16-20HP Onan's.

 

http://www.ebay.com/...=item20fa06caa4

 

I don't know the seller and never purchased anything from them before.

I assume I have the "short block" as I have the 20hp N52M. Measurements have been taken for mine.


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Posted April 23, 2015 - 09:09 PM

The muffler fabrication is a blessing in disguise. It is holding up progress on old girl but letting me take care of other chores that need done and build some tractor funds back up. Here is a link to the Roper 20T Speciation's if any one is interested. http://www.tractorda...329-photos.html


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Posted April 27, 2015 - 07:00 PM

Larry, you have been awful quiet. How is the muffler fabrication coming along? Have they given you any time frame for completion?

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Posted April 27, 2015 - 07:04 PM

I plan to swing by there this Thursday to check on it, Thursday I'll have the funds available to pick it up if they are done. either way I'll drop in on them then.


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Posted April 30, 2015 - 09:22 PM

I talked with CraftMasters, they were back-logged this week and promised progress on the muffler next week. So without anything to do I think me and the Grandson will go to this this weekend. (My birthday present).

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Posted May 03, 2015 - 12:41 AM

Spent the day piddling around and watched the neighbors detailing their pulling truck. My grandson went over to play with their boy, when he came back he told me what they named their blue pulling truck (The XXXXX XXXXXX). I wasn't sure if I needed to wash his mouth out, but after hearing the "Nasty Hooker" announced over the largest big screen and sound system I have ever seen (several times) as I think the announcer was having fun with it. Mind we were in the NEW Baylor Stadium (My first time there), I had to give in. Wow what a show. Great pulls, and I couldn't get over how high they get those trucks, but some times they don't land shiny side up, and things break. Wish I could post more pictures, but this is the Old Girl's thread so I won't hijack it more than this one post.

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Posted May 03, 2015 - 06:06 AM

Looks like a fun day! Glad you got to spend it with good company. How did he like the place?
One more question, when someone wrecks like that, do the other trucks start jumping over it like the busses? :smilewink:
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Posted May 03, 2015 - 10:26 AM

Interesting to watch a live event like this, unlike on TV you get to see what goes on in the background. Forklift, dozer, and bobcat are continuously in action, moving weights in the sled for different classes, flipping trucks over (amazingly 3 of 4) were driven back to their own spot under their own power, including one that lost a front tire, and leveling the dirt. Well orchestrated    :thumbs: .


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Posted May 07, 2015 - 12:12 PM

Saw the muffler today, still needed welding. It is square, three baffles on each side (6 total) with a centered exaust port. They are going to add fittings at the manifold entrance to allow for adjustment in-n-out to be able to square it up once installed. Taking so long as they have large contract jobs, and work on this as time is available. Hopefully they will finish it next week. Sorry no pictures, forgot my camera.


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Posted May 08, 2015 - 03:49 PM

I need to take the block in Monday for fitting. Here is the email I got today (with pictures).

 

Larry,

Here are a few pics of the muffler before we button it up.
The internal "screen" material, you didn't see when you were out here, is a stainless steel screen we use for a customer.
It is .060 thk and full of .125" holes.
With the theory being to bounce the sound around as much as possible without creating an over-abundance of back pressure, we feel like this will offer a satisfactory solution.
As we discussed, you can then alter the size or qty of the exit holes, as necessary, to "tune" it as appropriate.
If you feel good about this, we will seal it up and then we would like to get the block so we can fit up the pipes.

Thanks,

Robert Burt

Craftmasters Powder Coating
Craftmasters Laser and Fabrication
1215 S. Loop Dr.
Waco, TX  76704

Office:  254-412-1052
Mobile:  254-717-1541

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Posted May 11, 2015 - 07:27 PM

Block was dropped off this morning at the Fabricators to do the final fitting and weld-up on the manifold pipes.



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Posted May 14, 2015 - 09:16 PM

I really don't want to talk about it, but I need to vent some frustration, I picked up the block and muffler today, it looked like it would work, and asked if adjustment may be needed would they, he said yes so I paid them. I sat the block on the frame, and tried to close the hood. Not happening :(. Now I know why the mufflers are round. I don't see a good way that this can be modified to fit without interfering with the dip stick or air filter. It needs set back about 1-1/2" on the battery side and angled 10-15* down. Being square this will exaggerate the problem. I sent him these pictures and more with measurements asking if he had any suggestions. I am almost thinking of scraping this whole muffler and come up with some type of stack from Tractor Supply using NTP fittings. Real upset right now.   

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Posted May 14, 2015 - 09:57 PM

Dang it. Sorry that didn't work out. Would have been slick it if did.


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