74 power king muffler/exhaust
Posted April 16, 2016 - 09:23 AM
1. Do you guys like this style?
2. Should I be concerned with hood modifications long term (breaking or further cracking)
3. How would I did this back to factory? New hood or welding metal?
4. Any other thoughts appreciated.
Posted April 16, 2016 - 09:35 AM
Posted April 16, 2016 - 09:37 AM
Well, tractor is very pretty! Stack needs to be chrome or stainless or something? I bet first hole in hood was exit idea, then realized can't open it? Most times many elbows are used to go down under hood and THEN up for stacks. Pipes made to go down and out slightly to standard muffler is the usual set-up. They did have a one piece pipe, but bet can't find one of those any good now days. The slot in hood could have been little neater for sure. If you like stack, I wouldn't even fix it at this time. I don't think the metal is going to crack or break any more for long time. Hoods are on epay all the time, not hard to find. Most of them are banged up some in front from hitting things, it sticks out past tractor some. Just watch for long or short versions, get the right one.
Posted April 16, 2016 - 01:05 PM
Hi I'm not a fan of vertical exhaust to easy to hit a low branch or other unmovable object and break things and then you have exhaust blowing back in your face, but if that's what you like then stay with it, I guess if it were mine and vertical was to stay I make a gusset to reinforce the cutout, simple would be to rivet it in place or it could be welded but that means paint repairs, I'll post a picture of how I plumbed my exhaust so you can see one way it can be done.
Did you get the governor problem resolved?
- Alc said thank you
Posted April 16, 2016 - 03:15 PM
Posted April 17, 2016 - 07:03 AM
Posted April 17, 2016 - 07:50 AM
Good Morning, they are standard 1" pipe fitting you can get them at any hardware store etc, coming out of the engine is a 1" close nipple going to a 90 degree street elbow and then to a 45 degree regular elbow I used lock nuts to try to lock the fittings in place the muffler I got from TEW here's a link
Edited by MNGB, April 17, 2016 - 09:39 AM.
Posted April 17, 2016 - 09:39 AM
Hi Matthew, I miss spoke the first elbow is a 90 degree street not a 45 degree.
Posted April 17, 2016 - 10:01 PM
Posted April 17, 2016 - 10:03 PM
Posted April 17, 2016 - 10:42 PM
Hi I have a 1 inch pipe tap I use to clean the threads so a fitting can be screwed in more, maybe you can find a plumber or a machine shop that can run a tap in for you. the flange type exhaust should work also if it is formed / bent close enough to squeeze in past the hood brace/mount as for the flange holes I think that the Kohlers are all the same but could be wrong.
Posted April 18, 2016 - 12:28 PM