I was at Cook Engine for supplies last week and noticed they had a brand new Universal 20 on display in their store. It was beautiful. I took pics with my smart phone but they came out miserably blurry. So familiar yet so NEW:

  

  

What particularly caught my eye is the way the water hose is handled using a small pipe to make the turn which creates more room for accessing the oil filter.

This is in stark contrast with the water hose on my M18:

It’s a space hog for sure.

I thought about this and asked Kelly who was waiting on me if he thought this pipe would work on my M18. He looked at the engine diagram and thought it was worth a try. I ordered the pipe.

It arrived at the store on Thursday and I picked it up yesterday.

The pipe has just a bit of twist to it.

It will be interesting to tackle this project. Side by side: