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Dolmar 7900 Red Top
« on: November 13, 2013, 05:05:42 pm »
I was at the local Dolmar dealer today and they had a old early model 7900 red top that a big tree branch had fallen on.

With the 6400/7900, the brake lever attachment on the starter side is a cast stalk that sticks up off the left crankcase half.

With this old red top, the brake lever bracket was broken off and the red plastic cover was all broken around this area.

Rather than replacing the case or case half, they planned to use it out back to block up big firewood as it was a trade-in.
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Re: Dolmar 7900 Red Top
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2013, 05:07:19 pm »
I remember when he had the red tops still on he shelves.
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Re: Dolmar 7900 Red Top
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2013, 09:56:52 am »
I have been looking for a Nos red top for a 7900 for a while with no luck. Might this dealer have a complete top in stock? Could someone check with him to find out for me?

Thanks for any and all help!
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Re: Dolmar 7900 Red Top
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2013, 09:59:04 am »
Can y'all explain the signifcance of the red top for me? I've heard this term before , but couldn't figure it out. Thanks fella's.   
 
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Re: Dolmar 7900 Red Top
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2013, 11:26:21 am »
The red tops were the first 6400/7300/7900 Dolmar Chainsaws

I don't know for sure when it was because of old stock remaining at dealers, but some where around early 2006, they were changed to have black cylinder and air filter covers.

There's really no difference in performance - just the color of the covers.

There have been three or four little changes over the years up through the last of the straight 7900's before the 7910 came out but none of these had anything to do with actual performance.

These include a optional heavy duty air filter assembly, a limiter for the upper AV spring, different design for the chain catcher, a different ground strap attachment setup, and a larger bearing in the clutch/brake drum.
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Re: Dolmar 7900 Red Top
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2013, 11:22:14 am »
On this side of the pond there was no black top 7900.
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Re: Dolmar 7900 Red Top
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2013, 11:33:33 am »
On this side of the pond there was no black top 7900.

However, I don't think the color is a match for the red case etc of the US blacktop saws isn't it more orange?

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Re: Dolmar 7900 Red Top
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2013, 12:09:28 pm »
I am not sure I understand...

There is a red case? Like Solo case?

I never ordered any case, but I am pretty sure they are orange.
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Re: Dolmar 7900 Red Top
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2013, 12:14:38 pm »
In this country it is sort of a redish orange. Some see it as orange and other's red.
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Re: Dolmar 7900 Red Top
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2013, 12:34:23 pm »
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