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Rotten muffler = stack plan B


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#1 Alberta Bolens OFFLINE  

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Posted September 26, 2016 - 10:37 PM

My 1st attempt at putting a stack on my 455 was not all that sucsessfull.   My welding was far from good to many bends and vibration.post-49650-0-10111200-1454308883_thumb.jpost-49650-0-46071000-1454308885_thumb.j

So I came up with plan B.  As the hood has a chunk out of the corner and is not in the best of shape.  I cut a hole in the hood directly above the manifold and run the stack throught hte hood.  Painted it flat black with high temp paint.  

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Posted September 26, 2016 - 11:18 PM

Okay, cool.

But how do you open the hood?


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Posted September 26, 2016 - 11:55 PM

Sure looks a lot better. On  mine I have the muffler pipe sized so it's a snug fit onto the manifold. On the Fordson Dexta it's a slip fit into  the inside of the manifold which is slightly tapered. 



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Posted September 27, 2016 - 08:18 PM

Okay, cool.

But how do you open the hood?

I cut the flange off of the original muffler and welded a pipe onto it about 5 inch long just about flush with the hood.  The muffler fits inside of it snuggly.  I just pull the muffler off and open hood as normal.   It does leak a little when 1st start up but as it warms up it tighens up.  I make sure to try and remember if I have to open the hood I do it before I run the tractor.  I have used it mowing etc for 2 or 4 hours with no issue yet.


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