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#1 IamSherwood OFFLINE  

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Posted February 19, 2015 - 06:54 AM

Being the original muffler is no longer available, I thought I'd start

a thread about what options one has, when the inevitable happens.

Another reason is, I've seen too many fixes like these. :wallbanging:

 

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There are some mufflers available, that sort of fit, but not perfectly. I've

seen a couple where the grill had to be forced wider by about 1/2" to

get around the muffler. That puts a twist on the hood hinge, which

will then fail.

 

I'm sure there are many ways to deal with it. Lets document them here, so

others can avoid the trial and error process.

 

Here is one solution I came up with recently.

 

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List of parts used, and some measurements for the support

bracket.

 

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More pics. The bracket is bolted to the engine using a longer bolt, securing it

and the starter.

 

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Posted February 19, 2015 - 10:22 AM

What is the inlet/outlet dia. of that muffler?



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Posted February 19, 2015 - 11:49 AM

What is the inlet/outlet dia. of that muffler?

Here are the specs on that muffler

http://www.sloanex.c...vf4vh4vh4d.html


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Posted February 19, 2015 - 12:01 PM

Will I like the stack design but I think the muffler looks a little too big. Here is one I recently ordered for my MTD 990 a little smaller but different ID size. I wanted to avoid using plumbing pipes & have a piece of mandrel bent. By the time they allowed for the radius it would bump the muffler way to far outside of the hood...looked bad that way. I'm going with the typical 1" pipe nipple & fittings like you. 

http://www.ebay.com/...=STRK:MEBIDX:IT

 

I have this one on my Bolens H16 which runs well with it.  I put it on my 990 to see how it worked but it acted like it caused too much back pressure. It might be the sharp 90 degree so I opted out to the straight muffler inlet & will be using the fittings.

http://www.ebay.com/...=STRK:MEBIDX:IT

 

This will be a good topic Will especially since my MF12 is patiently waiting to be put back together. :thumbs:  


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Posted February 19, 2015 - 01:13 PM

There is a pretty close match to original avaialbe directly from Kohler, I think it took a little bit of fab work but overall looks as if it came that way. No pics of it, but have a look through the Kohler parts book on the K321 engine.


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Posted February 19, 2015 - 01:54 PM

Mac102004  I believe that's the same one I have on my Bolens H16 it is also for a cub. Is it this one.

 

http://www.ebay.com/...=item3cd46c01f3



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Posted February 19, 2015 - 02:38 PM

Yeah that looks like it. I'll have a look at the book myself as well and see if it jogs my memory. It must be almost 5 years now since I did that MF14
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Posted February 19, 2015 - 04:18 PM

Looks good Will I'm working on my 16 now trying to figure out how to make a muffler fit under the grill, so far not much luck, maybe I need to do what you did.


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Posted February 19, 2015 - 04:33 PM

I was asked how I got the street elbow to fit inside the grill.

 

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It was there when I got it. It is loose, and the nut does secure it. Possibly

it was shortened, and maybe the OD of the thread was ground down a bit.

I looks a bit short


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Posted February 19, 2015 - 04:46 PM

Does it sound good, quiet ?



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Posted February 19, 2015 - 05:03 PM

Yes Doug, sounds good. I'll get a vid clip some day.


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Posted February 19, 2015 - 05:51 PM

Yes Doug, sounds good. I'll get a vid clip some day.


Maybe, but you'll have to get your wife or daughters to show you how to upload. Maybe even that weird kid down the street... Heck, even the old lady around the corner from you can probably do it.

Until then, we will all just have to be satisfied with your written description of how wonderful it is.

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Posted February 19, 2015 - 07:04 PM

Maybe, but you'll have to get your wife or daughters to show you how to upload. Maybe even that weird kid down the street... Heck, even the old lady around the corner from you can probably do it.

Until then, we will all just have to be satisfied with your written description of how wonderful it is.

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:ah_shoot: Yeah, you're probably right there Alan. After a year and a bit, I just finally got my scanner

installed and working.

Check it out, I just scanned this.senior discount2.jpg Senior discount!!

 

I'm 53, and she ( teller ) knows me. I didn't notice it, and just put the receipt on the table at home.

The wife spotted it, so that's a big joke now!

Next time I go in there, I think I'll call her Mam. :D


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Posted February 19, 2015 - 07:07 PM

I was asked how I got the street elbow to fit inside the grill.

 

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It was there when I got it. It is loose, and the nut does secure it. Possibly

it was shortened, and maybe the OD of the thread was ground down a bit.

I looks a bit short

Looks like electrical conduit with that notched lock nut,,,but whatever works and so now your engine just purrs,,,vvvrrrrroooom,,no  more vvvrrrrrrooom pop pop...good job...


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Posted February 19, 2015 - 07:16 PM

:ah_shoot: Yeah, you're probably right there Alan. After a year and a bit, I just finally got my scanner

installed and working.

Check it out, I just scanned this.attachicon.gifsenior discount2.jpg Senior discount!!

 

I'm 53, and she ( teller ) knows me. I didn't notice it, and just put the receipt on the table at home.

The wife spotted it, so that's a big joke now!

Next time I go in there, I think I'll call her Mam. :D

Hey! Your movin' on up!


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