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.
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.
List of parts used, and some measurements for the support
More pics. The bracket is bolted to the engine using a longer bolt, securing it
and the starter.