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Old 08-25-2010
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I pulled the four bolts and dropped mine down about 10" with a motorcycle jack (don't forget to take the front skirt off first). The coolant hoses go up from the radiator and throught the top of the box, so they level out and get more slack as the unit is lowered. The wires all have enough slack if you cut a couple of tie-straps first. It provides a lot better access to the top and back of the unit. Progressive lenses aren't worth a dam when your head is stuck in a hole though.
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I can reach rhe exhaust bolts but it helps if you are Helen Kehler. They are usually so tight that you cannot get enough leverage. A mirror helps. IIRC I used a short Metric wrench as one of the bolts will not take a socket. Once you remove the front panel, unplug the wiring , undo the bottom bolts remove the rad and a few other things the gennie drops down easily. If you round off that exhaust flange bolt you will hate yourself forever!
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I'm finally tackling this project to go through my generator and associated parts. With the rear wheels on ramps I've got pretty good access to the backside of the generator compartment and spent yesterday pulling the radiator, hoses, and scraping 30yo deteriorated foam insulation. Nasty work to say the least.

Today I'm dropping the generator to go over it, replacing hoses and the exhaust.
Does anyone have a source for the radiator hose adapters? Mine are metal, 4" long, 1" x 1 1/2"
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I would take that piece to a custom muffler shop. They are able to expand the tube to the needed size. A little paint and your ready for the install.
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Old 06-17-2017
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I clean mine up with a wire wheel then paint with Poor-15...looks good as new!

If you need new ones, here are a couple links that might have something you could use...
http://www.jagsthatrun.com/Pages/Par...lice.html#kits
https://www.gvc.net/p/1101/reducing-...ends-tri-clamp
http://www.speedwaymotors.com/Straig...Inch,8936.html
https://jet.com/product/detail/c760c...ssories:dur:na
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Rick, I do have a great pipe shop here locally but the ones in there now seem much thicker than exhaust pipe and have a flange around each end where the hose slips on. I fear that galvanized exhaust pipe might not hold up. I don't want to have to go back in there during my tenure
Robert, some of the pieces seem pretty badly pitted on the outside. The inside looks like new. I'd like to replace them all and not have to worry about them for another 10 years or so. JEGS and some other sites have similar items but I haven't seen anything close yet.

Thank you both for your suggestions.
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Bill, a couple good coats of Por-15 on those will make it like new, even if fairly well pitted...that Por-15 is good stuff, it's more of a coating than a paint and made for stuff like your dealing with. I would give it a try if you can't find what you're looking for.
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