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Old 07-17-2017, 01:29 PM   #1
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Original mufflers worth saving?

Mostly sure these are original. A tailpipe broke off one of these, maybe 15 years ago. The guy who welded a new one on said the pipe on the muffler had worn thin. I think that was the message, anyway. Multiple choice :

A. Throw them away with the pipes.

B. Save the mufflers because?

C. Save the mufflers just to have them, knowing they'll never be used and storage is at a premium.


Curious what's loose in the mufflers. Seems similar a ball valve, but I'm probably way off.
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Old 07-17-2017, 01:36 PM   #2
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Re: Original mufflers worth saving?

Probly rusted up baffles
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Old 07-17-2017, 02:15 PM   #3
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Re: Original mufflers worth saving?

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Probly rusted up baffles
Not much in the way of rust here, but doesn't mean you're wrong. To me that means dump material.
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Old 07-17-2017, 02:17 PM   #4
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Re: Original mufflers worth saving?

The gravel they are sitting on is worth more than the mufflers.

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Old 07-17-2017, 02:33 PM   #5
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Re: Original mufflers worth saving?

C because you know you're a hoarder. LOL

Throw them away. At some point old mufflers might have some value to weird people but space is a premium.

That said I just bought two more old metal gas cans because...

A). I love vented gas cans and the EPA banned those in 2004.
B). I love metal gas cans.
C). A goal is to have 50 gallons of fuel on hand for the next Derecho that hits.
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Old 07-17-2017, 03:05 PM   #6
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Re: Original mufflers worth saving?

Post 'em up on Craigslist as a pair of used duals for $25-$30. They will sell.
That gets them out into the 'recycled' world and sure beats throwing them into the garbage.
Besides.....$30 Beer money is beer money!...maybe even bbq money....lol.

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Old 07-17-2017, 04:43 PM   #7
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Re: Original mufflers worth saving?

You could build yourself a Mr. Muffler sculpture...
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Old 07-17-2017, 06:26 PM   #8
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Re: Original mufflers worth saving?

You guys are hilarious. I'm leaning toward post 6. If that fails, then post 4. Thanks for the responses.
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