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Old 10-08-2014, 02:51 PM   #21
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Looks like a roller bearing??
Roller bearing, ball bearing, it's still a muffler bearing.
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Old 10-08-2014, 02:59 PM   #22
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What Tom said:
Poor quality surface weld.
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Old 10-08-2014, 03:01 PM   #23
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Poor quality surface weld.
I should have sent it to Pete, I guess.

But, whatever, it's still holding after several thousand miles.
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Old 10-08-2014, 03:40 PM   #24
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I should have sent it to Pete, I guess.

But, whatever, it's still holding after several thousand miles.
I would have done if for nothing but you probably could have bought a new one for what the freight would have been....lol
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Old 10-08-2014, 03:56 PM   #25
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My grandfather sent me to look for one of those 35 years ago-----he said don't come back till you find one. I guess I can finally go home----you guys are great
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Old 10-08-2014, 04:04 PM   #26
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Mike V. you're absolutely correct. My favorite auto parts supplier carries them as a featured item:
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Old 10-08-2014, 04:31 PM   #27
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Pinchy the Great: Hope you got some help here. The angle of the inlet side of the muffler pipe into the muffler is important to get the muffler to hang correctly by the hanger on the frame above the rear axle. If you don't have a go-to muffler guy, I would suggest replacement. The Aries muffler is the best choice. It is available direct from Aries, or thru the model a parts suppliers. Built to original specs, and sounds like the original also.
I have had to take a ball pean hammer to the cheap reproductions from the swap meets in order to improve the fitup to the exhaust manifold.
Use a floor jack under the muffler assembly after hooking up the rear mount loosely to the frame as mentioned above.
The floor jack frees up your hands so you can do this job yourself and concentrate on the muffler clamp. I use a small ball peen to tap the clam-shell as I fit it up and alternately tighten the brass nutted clamp bolts snug.
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