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Posted May 14, 2015 - 10:03 PM

Waiting to see if the fabricators have any suggestions. The way it is right now there is no way it will work.



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Posted May 15, 2015 - 04:53 AM

Sorry that didn't work out for you. Hope you can get something figured out.


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Posted May 15, 2015 - 06:41 AM

Sorry to hear that you're having problems.
Almost looks like the box itself is to deep.
Is there any way for them to thin it down?
Keep in mind that only rarely do prototypes not need at least some tweaking.

Good luck.
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Posted May 15, 2015 - 09:25 AM

HI Larry have been folloing your project from start, had problems registering to offer suggestions, so will see if this works, i have twenty restored sears from ST12 to GT19.9, the muffler thing is not good. I found a set of 19.9 mufflers on Ebay a while back so they are out there. At this point if you are accepting suggestions i saw in one of the photos, you have the clutch operating rod upside down, the long end goes down for the belt to lay on, I also use a short length of a.c.hose on the end that support the belt while clutch is pressed down, seems to help stop belt from moving for shifting. I don't know how to find private Emails.

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Posted May 15, 2015 - 09:44 AM

HI Larry have been folloing your project from start, had problems registering to offer suggestions, so will see if this works, i have twenty restored sears from ST12 to GT19.9, the muffler thing is not good. I found a set of 19.9 mufflers on Ebay a while back so they are out there. At this point if you are accepting suggestions i saw in one of the photos, you have the clutch operating rod upside down, the long end goes down for the belt to lay on, I also use a short length of a.c.hose on the end that support the belt while clutch is pressed down, seems to help stop belt from moving for shifting. I don't know how to find private Emails.

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Posted May 15, 2015 - 12:39 PM

Thanks Georgia SS, I'll double check the clutch rod. Couple questions.

1. Do you think I can modify these to fit? http://www.ebay.com/... 24hp &_sacat=0

 

2. Is there a part number for these so I might see if some in better shape are available.


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Posted May 15, 2015 - 02:06 PM

I have searched hi and low for a muffler(s) that I could use, I see some JD mufflers that might work, and looked at many others. I even looked at a SS hood (the metal part that I could cut the side out of so the hood would close. My main issue now is they re-used my manifold pipes, so to do anything I would need to cut them off. Another option would be to order new exhaust manifold adapters (154-1484-50) for $50.00 and start over going back to NPT pipe fittings and pepper shakers which I still have.



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Posted May 15, 2015 - 03:26 PM

Thanks Georgia SS, I'll double check the clutch rod. Couple questions.

1. Do you think I can modify these to fit? http://www.ebay.com/... 24hp &_sacat=0

 

2. Is there a part number for these so I might see if some in better shape are available.

Only thing about those mufflers, they are both 'right' or 'left'. One should be opposite the other.


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Posted May 15, 2015 - 05:11 PM

Yea I saw that. I went ahead and ordered two 154-1484-50 Exaust manifold adapters, to see what I can do with NTP pipe and pepper shakers. Know anyone that would be interested in a N52M muffler that is too big?



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Posted May 15, 2015 - 06:55 PM

I am working on engine assembly now, taking my time on it. Also doing some detail work.
Red and Hulk II have caps over their steering spindles. Since I needed to order some steering bushings for RED, I orders a couple spindle caps. The retaining washer was too small to hold the cap on, so I found a couple larger washers, quick change out and the caps fit like a charm. Feels good to have something work right for once.

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Posted May 15, 2015 - 07:05 PM

Nice addition to it!


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Posted May 15, 2015 - 08:03 PM

Those will help keep the grit out and dress it up nice.
If you need detail pics and measurements on a 19.9 muffler set, please let me know. I'll do the best I can.

I know it's disheartening, but can you take the muffler back and see if they can make it fit? Did they have any ideas?
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Posted May 15, 2015 - 08:10 PM

Those will help keep the grit out and dress it up nice.
If you need detail pics and measurements on a 19.9 muffler set, please let me know. I'll do the best I can.

I know it's disheartening, but can you take the muffler back and see if they can make it fit? Did they have any ideas?

A detail of the originals may help with my next venture. I think the CraftMasters design is flawed "Square". I did discuss with them of installing a clamp on the muffler to manifold pipe so I could slide the box in or out some. I don't think this would have helped as the muffler needs to be tilted 10* down. If it was round, and I had adjustment clamps it might have worked. 


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Posted May 15, 2015 - 08:15 PM

I wonder if they could shorten the one pipe at the manifold to get the 10 degrees?
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Posted May 15, 2015 - 08:39 PM

It needs to go back 1-1/2" and rotate 10* The Airfilter and dipstick won't allow that.


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