Originally Posted by vetto
Done this on many shovels, works great. However, I recommend using a stud and nut instead of a bolt. I found a bunch of pre-drilled nuts a local industrial surplus shop the I use.
Also fitting an exhaust clamp in the middle of the pipe between the head and the rear exhaust mount will hold the pipe in place better. I welded a tab onto the back of my friends shovel exhaust pipes and attached the middle of the pipes to the frame, (exhaust clamps work too). Rear pipe to the transmission mount and the front pipe to the right foot control mount.