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Okay... to be fair i'm not being completely honest. However after seeing where the price is going on a NOS muffler currently listed on ebay.. i'm really thinking I should sell my muffler lol. I mean, even if I only get half (and mine is pretty nice) I could really put that money toward another stainless system like I built for the HT23 and still have some extra funds to put into attachments or parts.

So, am I nuts? or are the people that have already ran the cost of this NOS unit up to $355.00 with 5 days of auction remaining nuts? Heck - i've seen complete tractors sells for this much.

Here is the link... while the auction is active http://www.ebay.com/itm/BRAND-NEW-NEVER-USED-OEM-Bolens-Muffler-for-HT-HT20-HT23-1886-tractor-/181270707315?&_trksid=p2056016.l4276

Happy bidding lol

Nick

p.s. if this is a member selling.. congrats!

if this is a member buying... I have a nice used one (i'll even send you a video of it in use) jk... but am I ?
 

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He has that thing listed on CraigsList for.......

$500.00 :loosing_it:
 

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I have feeling its not new... Ya who ever pays that much is a nut case I can buy tractor for that.
 

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The scary part is that even at $355 the reserve price is still not met!
 

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I contacted him,he says it takes $500.00 to buy it,will see if he sticks to that,he said one of the last used ones on ebay did $482.00,its all in what you intend to do with it, for a complete restore you would need it,for sure not everyone has that to spend or wants to spend that,if you were into classic and hot rod cars you would do the same thing
 

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I contacted him,he says it takes $500.00 to buy it,will see if he sticks to that,he said one of the last used ones on ebay did $482.00,its all in what you intend to do with it, for a complete restore you would need it,for sure not everyone has that to spend or wants to spend that,if you were into classic and hot rod cars you would do the same thing
Agree with you on that.

I seen a guy pay close to a $100 for an old glass head light for the 1950s cars. The funny thing is it didn't even work! It just had the correct markings for the year of car he was putting back to "as it rolled off the assembly line" condition. If you want something bad enough you'll pay whatever it takes.
 

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Agree with you on that.

I seen a guy pay close to a $100 for an old glass head light for the 1950s cars.
A few years back an NOS gas cap for a 'Cuda went for $2500ish. Just a couple years ago, there was an NOS Superbird quarter panel at a vendor stand across from my buddy at the Mopar show at Carlisle. It was priced at $8500. It sold right after the show for $8000.
 

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Don't get me wrong - if I had something like this laying around I would probably list it. I'm not a complete purist and could part ways with a OEM muffler without crying. I'm actually more happy with my stainless magnaflow than the factory one anyways. However, I agree... if you want to keep it original and mint you need to either find NOS or extremely well taken care of pieces. I figure the survival rate on most of these mufflers was fairly low since the heat shields are somewhat fragile and many of these tractors were not stored properly. Even my HT20 was stored indoors it's whole life and regularly maintained - and the muffler isn't perfect (but decent... or worth more than i'd pay in an ebay auction lol).

So here is a questions for you guys - if this NOS muffler is worth so much.. what in the world would a NOS muffler for an HTD1000 or HT20D be worth (on ebay)?
 

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Lets not start another "What's it worth" ..........

My 2 Cents
So here is a questions for you guys - if this NOS muffler is worth so much.. what in the world would a NOS muffler for an HTD1000 or HT20D be worth (on ebay)?
:deadhorse: :hitting_self_roller:
 

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Don't get me wrong - if I had something like this laying around I would probably list it. I'm not a complete purist and could part ways with a OEM muffler without crying. I'm actually more happy with my stainless magnaflow than the factory one anyways. However, I agree... if you want to keep it original and mint you need to either find NOS or extremely well taken care of pieces. I figure the survival rate on most of these mufflers was fairly low since the heat shields are somewhat fragile and many of these tractors were not stored properly. Even my HT20 was stored indoors it's whole life and regularly maintained - and the muffler isn't perfect (but decent... or worth more than i'd pay in an ebay auction lol).

So here is a questions for you guys - if this NOS muffler is worth so much.. what in the world would a NOS muffler for an HTD1000 or HT20D be worth (on ebay)?
Same muffler...
 

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They, with the exception of the HDT1000, may have looked the same, but they did have different part numbers.

This is what I found in the various parts manuals:

172 2529 - 1886-01
172 2529 - 1886-03-04
172 2529 - HT18
172 2529 - HT20
173 6353 - HT23
173 9666 - HT20D (original muffler)
172 2818 - HDT1000

The HDT1000 muffler was a much larger, oval muffler, similar in looks to the 'recall muffler' that Bolens used on the HT20D. I guess it's possible that the 172 2818 was the 'recall muffler', but someone would have to have a copy of the recall in order to confirm that.
 

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when i was looking for a muffler for my 1965 honda trail 90 (a.k.a. ct200) they go for crazy money. i would sell both of my bolens mufflers to help fund a repower in a second. hmmm that just got me thinking.
Got a welder or access to one, just make up a few and sell them for a little over your cost and be home free. That perforated shield that is original is for sissy's. It s not really needed because if you touch that you will still get burn. Ask me how I know.
 
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