Post by humanshield on Oct 8, 2016 13:47:34 GMT -5
A week and a half ago my only muffler clamp broke. I brazed it back together nicely but then a few days later the bolt musta vibrated loose and when I got home everything was gone (clamp and rubber damper).
So, I went and ordered a new set of clamps. After a week, they arrived....too small..... Bah! I got tired of waiting and decided to make a few clamps even if they are temporary while I find some that fit.
The perfect length for my 113mm diameter muffler was 16.5 inches. I cut it so that there was a hole 1/4 inch from each end to allow the bolt to pass through. Those dimensions worked out perfect.
After smoothing off any rough edges I bent the last 1 inch, 90 degrees on both ends same direction and then wrapped it around the muffler.
The OEM clamps have a rubber isolater that stinks when the muffler is hot. My solution is gasket paper. They sell rolls of high temp gasket paper at the auto parts store. I haven't done it yet with this clamp but I may go get a sheet and cut strips that will fit inside this clamp and use a high temp glue to hold them in place.
Best of all....Cost per clamp is only $2.50 Not bad. Maybe it'll be permanent?
Last Edit: Nov 16, 2017 7:57:11 GMT -5 by 90GTVert
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I believe the cushion would be a good idea to keep the vibrations from rubbing a hole in the muffler or the clamps them selves from shearing from the moment.
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