Remote Muffler mount

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I took the complete exhaust system off my 582 to clean it up and after looking at the stock muffler mount figure it could be set up better. I’ve also heard the engine to muffler brackets are prone to cracking. 

I know I’ve heard people talk about mounting the muffler to the firewall instead of the engine. Has anyone done this and care to share there mounting system?

 

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Someone has - Jim Chuk?  Joey?  Been waiting for someone to post answer - I think they posted photos some time back?  Maybe holiday celebrations today?  EDMO

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Here  is what I did when I built a heat shroud for the muffler for cabin heat.  Heat worked real good also.  Don't look to hard at the crappy welding in the one picture.  Brackets on the firewall were aluminum angel, rubber belting for the hangers, and plates welded on the ends of the muffler (poorly, but worked)  JImChuk

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Firewall mount retro kit.. looks like a good thing to add to the inventory!  Would be easy to make a bolt on kit with nice water jet cut parts. 

I will add this to the list!

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Going over some mounting options. 

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Found these rubber bushings in my array of Airplane crap. A simple firewall mounted L bracket and it looks doable 

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I could make a set of mounts like these out of aluminum angle. If I made my own I could set the depth to whatever worked. 

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Wow $119 for one of those that's insane. I like your idea of making a couple cost you about 2 bucks

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I know right! We have a great metal store here that sells left over peices and ends from larger stock. I can get the metal for cheap. Not a lot of work to make that mount. I’m kicking around a few ideas. Joey has his mounted with these same rubber isolators. He said they are mounted horizontal right into the firewall. That would eliminate the bracket. 

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I know right! We have a great metal store here that sells left over peices and ends from larger stock. I can get the metal for cheap. Not a lot of work to make that mount. I’m kicking around a few ideas. Joey has his mounted with these same rubber isolators. He said they are mounted horizontal right into the firewall. That would eliminate the bracket. 

I would think that vibration-movement of muffler would be more up-down strain?  Guess whatever works?  OMG $119 for a 25-cent piece of aluminum angle and two bolts! - Not even Gold Plated?  Holy Ripoff Batman!   EDMO

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I think my mounts cost exactly nothing.  Just some scrap aluminum angel, steel, and rubber belting I had laying around.  Maybe I should have hired out the welding, but that held up anyway.  JImChuk

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Joey has his mounted the same way and it works. I still might have to space mine out some as the main pipe angle where it connects to the elbow is greater than I’d like to see. I’ll install all the springs and play with it some more tomorrow. 

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isn't that why they make washers?  EDMO

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If I can get the pipe angle I want with washers I will use them for sure. If not I’ll make a spacer out of square tubing.

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On thing I liked about the way I did mine is it opened up most of the muffler surface for a cabin heat muffler shroud.  No big deal though if you are going with hot water heat.  JImChuk

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