john7

'Shower Head Muffler' for RJ58

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Nice work!

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:text-coolphotos:    Thanks for sharing the step by step with us.   :handgestures-thumbupright:           The RJ is looking very sharp.                    :text-bravo:

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Very nice!

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I like it!:handgestures-thumbupright:

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Excellent job! That just adds a nice touch to a beautiful horse!

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Great work !! :handgestures-thumbupright:

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Great idea and really good work. 

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Yes really nice work. We all love it!:handgestures-thumbupright::greetings-clappingyellow:

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Wow !!  Looks great, thanks for sharing.    :thumbs2:

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Nice job, looks great.

Have a question, what is that tool?

Just saw one of those in an old toolbox yesterday but I don't know what it is.

 

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Spanner wrench for removing a type of hub? I noticed that too and thought why/how John7 is using that on a muffler job?

 

By the way #7 in case nobody's ever told you the paint job & detail on that RJ is :wicked:!

 

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@wallfish That's an arbor wrench for a 4-1/2" angle grinder... got a few in my tool box from those cheapie harbor freight grinders.

 

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Great job @john7 No give Texas a break, there are a few of us around Texas that know what a Wheel Horse is.

I like you idea, and I was just talking to a friend that has a muffler shop and does a lot of custom work. he was telling me he can order all kinds of shaped piping parts.

Could you post some measurement of the cone section of that muffler. it would be amazing if he could find the cone section and we take new round muffler fronts like you did to recreate these shower cap mufflers.

 

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1 hour ago, CasualObserver said:

arbor wrench for a 4-1/2" angle grinder

Ahh ...that explains it...he was using the grinder to cut & shape!

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ID: 17   Posted (edited)

4 hours ago, wallfish said:

Nice job, looks great.

Have a question, what is that tool?

Just saw one of those in an old toolbox yesterday but I don't know what it is.

 

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It's a spanner for the angle grinder. For any type of wheel that's not threaded itself. Like cutoff wheels or grinding wheels.

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Just saw what @CasualObserver said. You are exactly right. I have a handful of them from the grinders I've broke over the years. 

@oliver2-44 I've been waiting for someone to make/reproduce one. I'll get some measurements as soon as I have a chance.

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55 minutes ago, WHX11 said:

Ahh ...that explains it...he was using the grinder to cut & shape!

Yup! Well, I used it to cut up the new muffler to make it easier to separate the face and body. 

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See, the backside of the muffler just didn't give me any room to pry it up. How 'bout that blue screw driver? I see a muffler shop/art studio in my future!

 

So I cut it just behind the joint on the body to give me the angle to get at it.

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I actually wound up cutting the left over 'ring' out. Then carefully pried that lip up with some pliers to put the cone back part in.

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Is nice of you to share the details of how you made this happen.   :handgestures-salute: 

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3 minutes ago, AMC RULES said:

Is nice of you to share the details of how you made this happen.   :handgestures-salute: 

When I was doing my restoration 2 years ago I read through hundreds of threads here ( back before I even joined red square). They helped me through it all and some gave me ideas on how to improve things and they never knew it.. so I keep in mind, that sometime down the road, even something as simple as this may help someone else out. 

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I think he was looking over my shouder:lol:

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Very nicely done!

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I will take 3... lol

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Great work! Very nicely done!!!! Thanks for sharing!!

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On 4/20/2017 at 9:16 PM, john7 said:

I thought about pulling some wool packing out of an old dirt bike muffler and stuffing it in there because I was worried about how much louder it would be... didn't do it,  and it's loud as all get up. I dig it, but I'm sure my neighbors could stand to live without it! 

 

Here's some better pictures of it since I know how much you folks love them!

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The cruddy thing is that no one down here even knows what a wheel horse is so you guys are the only ones I can show it off to! Thanks for the likes!

 

First I'll say you did a amazing job on your RJ. And as far as no one knowing what they are down there. That could play in to your favor when it comes time for hunting another one down. 

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