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#31 wilberj ONLINE  

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Posted February 23, 2014 - 05:41 PM

Nice running little saw weres the video of it cutting wood?!!!



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Posted February 23, 2014 - 05:41 PM

Very cool! Sounds good, but you sure have the bar stuck a long way into the ground... Going to need to sharpen the chain after that ;-)

 

I need a new bar. The one it had was beat to death and looked a little sketchy  running it with the chain on....



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Posted February 23, 2014 - 05:49 PM

I need a new bar. The one it had was beat to death and looked a little sketchy  running it with the chain on....


Looks like your chain has been sharpened about as many times as possible too.

Neat piece, those old saws sure are loud.

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Posted February 23, 2014 - 05:56 PM

Looks like your chain has been sharpened about as many times as possible too.

Neat piece, those old saws sure are loud.

 

They sure do sound good when you rev up the throttle :D

All that the muffler is made of  is a hollow piece of metal and a screen, Today's saws the mufflers are half the size of the saw!



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Posted February 23, 2014 - 06:00 PM

Here is the best picture I could find of the decal. It's on a different model saw but it's most like the same between the two.

 

 

I'll talk to my brother, he probably will know where the model number is stamped on the carb. Be prepared to be shocked when you price a rebuild kit for the carb. When my brother was looking for one for his McCulloch 250 which has a similar tiltison carb kits where around 60-75 dollars.

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Posted February 23, 2014 - 06:00 PM

They sure do sound good when you rev up the throttle :D
All that the muffler is made of  is a hollow piece of metal and a screen, Today's saws the mufflers are half the size of the saw!


Yes, they sure do sound good! For a short time anyway...

I've got an old McCullough 10-10 that I still use that sounds like your bolens, basically a spark/flame arrestor instead of a muffler. It sure wears me out quicker than a modern saw though, with all of the noise and vibration.

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Posted February 24, 2014 - 08:19 AM

Here is the best picture I could find of the decal. It's on a different model saw but it's most like the same between the two.

 

 

I'll talk to my brother, he probably will know where the model number is stamped on the carb. Be prepared to be shocked when you price a rebuild kit for the carb. When my brother was looking for one for his McCulloch 250 which has a similar tiltison carb kits where around 60-75 dollars.

 

Thanks!

I guess I must have missed this post yesterday!



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Posted February 24, 2014 - 08:36 AM

Does anyone know the model of the Tillotson carburetor? Or know where the model would be stamped?

 

Also if anyone has a picture of what the decal on the fuel tank looks like let me know (See picture)

 If it is a 3500, the carb should be a HL-11A, if it is a 3800 like I think it might be, it should be a HC series carb. You can find the model number on the front of the carb were it bolts to the reed plate. I don't know the differences between their carbs, but if you need to replace it, you may be better off buying another complete carb like I did, it can be a bit of a shot in the dark if it wasn't taken off of a running saw. Listening to the video, that carb seems to be working fine and I wouldn't bother trying to rebuild it until starts to go bad.



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Posted February 24, 2014 - 08:06 PM

Here is a better picture of the decal on the tank.

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