I am swapping a motor on my 19 and Found that the exhaust pipe just slides into the muffler a couple inches.
The muffler has cast ends and a single bolt.
Is this normal or should there be some packing - clamp etc.?
BTW we are having fun with the motor swap.
Learning a lot and spending quality time with my son.
My wife is asking when we are going to begin working on HER model A!
-- I thought it was the one I drove to HS in the early 60's so I thought it was mine. I guess I was mistaken!
Life dosen't get much better than this! Just need my 2 granddaughters here to make it complete
Yes, the pipe is a not snug, but not too loose fit into the cast iron mufflers. It can't be tight as there is a need for a bit of flex. If it is too loose, you could use a tail pipe expander to ever so slightly enlarge the end of the pipe to reduce rattle.
Hope that this helps and good luck with your project. Bill
I might be wrong but the muffler is bolted to the chassis in two places, front and rear. The muffler pipe just slides in, no need for clamps.
At least that is how my 1917 was set up.
Mufflers with cast ends were mounted to the frame both front and rear. Later mufflers with pressed steel ends only had the rear end fastened to the frame.
Thanks - This muffler has cast ends and they are both mounted to the frame.
Bill - I think the pipe is tight enough - I was surprised that it was a slip fit.
Needs to be slip fit, the exhaust pipe expands and contracts during the heat cycle, and does it get hot! If it was tight, something would have to give esp with the cast iron ends bolted tight to the frame. The later mufflers were hung with a single sheet metal bracket in the rear this would allow some flex. The Model A uses a single hanger in the rear, it's a loose fit and allows the tail pipe to slide.