Carrera 2 Muffler Support Struts

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Carrera 2 Muffler Support Struts

#1 Post by Bill Sargent » Thu Sep 23, 2021 2:58 am

I am in the process of installing a street “log” type muffler in my 59 A with the Carrera 2 motor.

Does anyone have a set of the exhaust support struts that they could lay on some paper and trace for me? That would give me the lengths and bend angles. I have the correct metric tubing and all thread to fabricate them. I just need the lengths and angles.

The parts book shows different part numbers for the left and right sides so a tracing of both is needed.

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Re: Carrera 2 Muffler Support Struts

#2 Post by Harlan Halsey » Thu Sep 23, 2021 3:47 am

Bill,
On a 692, or 547, the struts go from the fan housing casting mounts through holes in the rear pan to the muffler clamps, tangent to the muffler. I suspect the 587 is the same. The struts should be straight, as they are on the 547, so just lay them out, as straight as possible. I think the left one is straight, but the right one needs to bend to clear post VEE drive distributers. The more bend the more flex.
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Re: Carrera 2 Muffler Support Struts

#3 Post by Joris Koning » Thu Sep 23, 2021 8:53 am

Bill,

I have quite a collection of struts that I will happily trace for you. Problem is there are so many different ones. Do you have a picture I can use to quickly identify the C2 ones for the street system?
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Re: Carrera 2 Muffler Support Struts

#4 Post by Thomas Laubscher » Wed Sep 29, 2021 11:20 am

Hi Bill

I've two C2 struts I think they should be correct.

Have a look to the drawing and picture. Hopefully they gonna help you.

Thomas
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Re: Carrera 2 Muffler Support Struts

#5 Post by Bill Sargent » Sun Oct 03, 2021 1:10 pm

I got lucky - Jeff Adams had a spare set that I was able to purchase.
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