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Chainsaw

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Resurrection_Joe, May 18, 2006.

  1. Resurrection_Joe

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    I have borrowed a chainsaw. I have aquired some ether. The saw is full of gasohol (petrolium distilate) and all is well with it as far as basic machinations.

    Nonetheless, I am having a very large amount of trouble in the area of making said device operate, or rather start it's cycle of combustion.

    Would someone, perchance, help me out with my connundrum?
     
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    choke?
    mix gas or regular?
    i think eaither is a bad idea
    on off switch??
    some of them you have to squeese the trigger to get it to start
     
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    [I have aquired some ether]

    Do you mean starter fluid??
     
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    Two strokes like to use choke to get to fire the first time, then half choke or no choke, then back to full some times, then back to half/no choke. Especially if it's cold out.

    Also, check the air filter AND the exhaust. If EITHER is clogged, it won't run right if at all.

    I love two strokes!
     
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    I knew the day would come. I myself am a collector of vintage chainsaws. I have 79 in running order, many more in various stages of, shall we say disrepair? You used the term gasohol, to me this means a a gasoline alcohol mix, and I am sure also two stroke oil, if this is true, alcohol in old chainsaws pretty much makes all rubber fuel line etc. a black pasty mess, leaving the saw inoperable. If this is not the case, please reply with other symptoms.
     
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    Don't use it , it will wash all oil from cyl walls and bearings . Try taking out plug and clean , can get fouled from sitting along time also check the fire at plug when out
     
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    Oh, check the plug. Replace if it is at all questionable. $1.50 @ Wally's!
     
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    If it has no spark and it is an older model with points, the points are glazed over from sitting, just need to be filed and regapped.
     
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    What do you do with 79 saws???
     
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    Wait for people like you to ask, then paint your name on it....
     
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    Massacre
     
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    I really have no answer to that question, people ask me that all the time. It is really funny to have people walk into the garage, they will have been there for awhile then all of a sudden they notice all these old huge chainsaws sitting on shelves.
     
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    Nice!!
     
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    How old is the oldest??
     
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    Oops double pic!, the oldest is a 1946 Homelite, probably not the most expensive, a couple of them are pretty rare, and I paid a lot more then I should of for them.
     
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    This is one I keep in the house. it is a 1967 Cox, same company that built model airplanes. It is brand new, never had gas in it. Even have the original box, all paperwork etc.
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    With that many I hope you heat with wood !!!! years ago I had a old saw that the blade could turn sideways and had two handles like handbars and it was one heavy mofo it also had a handle ate the end of the bar with a oil tank built into it.
     
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    What model of a Stihl is it? Another problem I find with the old ones is the diaphram in the carb gets hard and does not want to work.
     
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    A Mall, most likely, a two man saw, I have a IEL two man, twin cylinder, it is one of the best sounding engines ever!
     

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