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Offline David Young

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Re: 8000 echo
« Reply #30 on: April 21, 2011, 01:27:14 pm »
Finally found a pic of the early 8000 hand guard that would be on the JD 800.  The later ones appear to have had the chain brakes in IPL.
Think I might just try to retro fit a poulan hand guard or nothing at all.



Kev, if thats your saw it may cut better if you turn the chain around

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Re: 8000 echo
« Reply #31 on: April 21, 2011, 01:42:58 pm »
Finally found a pic of the early 8000 hand guard that would be on the JD 800.  The later ones appear to have had the chain brakes in IPL.
Think I might just try to retro fit a poulan hand guard or nothing at all.


Kev, if thats your saw it may cut better if you turn the chain around



Mine is yellow and a John Deere. I just found the pic to show the hand-guard I was looking for.

I noticed that on a fully restored painted up saw the other day.  ::)
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Re: 8000 echo
« Reply #32 on: May 01, 2011, 03:04:41 pm »
Husky large mount works, just a little large around bar studs 8mm studs I think or 8.5mm compared to 9mm (I cant remember). I still drilled out the oiler hole like I like them, instead of that angled oiler hole. 24" on it now.

Now if I could just find the bag with the double dawgs in it  :-[. About 2 hours of my life wasted so far looking  >:(.

Glad I didnt find a hand guard like I posted in the above pic now. The part where it is mounted to is broken.
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Re: 8000 echo
« Reply #33 on: May 02, 2011, 07:22:56 pm »
Got to love wives. Twice now she has figured something out or find something for me. Dang dawgs were in a husky 365-372 misc box that I went through twice yesterday  :-[.  Anyhow they are on now.

Hey Al you might try that method of finding something hidden from our site sometime.  ;) ;)
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Re: 8000 echo
« Reply #34 on: October 09, 2011, 12:41:58 pm »
I think more then a few were surprised with the yellow echo yesterday with 24" full comp full chisel chain buried in hardwoods.  Blsnelling even took it with him to test against a Poulan 5200 85cc , Pioneer P60 98cc and he came back saying the JD 800 beat them both pushing hard and using normal bucking in hardwood testing.
That surprised me too.

I ran the 5200 in different smaller wood and that saw was super strong.  Cant believe the yellow echo ending up faster in the big wood testing with that saw being there  :o.
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Re: 8000 echo
« Reply #35 on: November 19, 2011, 10:03:28 am »
 ;D ;D i just picked one of these j.d. cv800's last week. the piston was a little scored, pulled it apart and cleaned it up (waiting on the cylinder and piston kit to come in) as i didn't want to wait ;D the rings were a little stuck but still look good. not ideal, but the saw was very cheap and after the clean up you wouldn't know anything was wrong.
it pulls just a hair over 140 psi, the squish is a stagering 58 thou big, yes 58thou. :D no base gasket to speak of either. saw runs pretty stong, not bad but i'm sure there is alot more in it just from closing the squish up a bit (or alot?). the 'D' shaped exhaust port looks tricky as there isn't much room for widening, and the transfers already look long in the cylinder and i would be slightly worried about bringing them any further back as the ring pin locations are pretty close. it could be done i'm sure, these are observations i made as i was cleaning the already pretty clean cylinder.
the saw starts sounding lean at around the 12000 rpm no load mark, pulls pretty good, holds a good 9500-9800rpm in the wood (18" sugar maple with a 24" bar/chain). you can stall it out but you need to really push. i like the feel of it, the weight in my hands feels good, not too heavy and has the weight in all the right places. might just be my go to bigger saw for a while.
can't wait to get the new p/c kit 8) 8)
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Re: 8000 echo
« Reply #36 on: November 19, 2011, 12:16:19 pm »
bb the squish on this one I have  was tightened up. Good runner as mentioned at the testing above and beating out some strong saws.

Got any pics of yours. I like the yellow ones.
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Re: 8000 echo
« Reply #37 on: November 19, 2011, 12:41:24 pm »
the pics will have to wait!! ;D i'm about 300km's away from the saw right now :D i'll post some on wednesday :)
it's in very good shape. nothing broken, **** or cobbled---save for the piston :o but that was aaaaaaall meeeeee! :D i wouldn't do it unless i was confident it would safely run and be able to run for a long time. i'm still thinking of just using the original cylinder to do the grinding on. that way i'll have a back up to screw up after i screw up the first one ;D
STILL WAITING ON MY FREAKING DEGREE WHEEL!!!! may just contact paypal to file a complaint.... :'(
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Re: 8000 echo
« Reply #38 on: November 19, 2011, 12:59:46 pm »
I had to segregate the JD 800 from the poulans going to the gtg.  The 505 was talking trash to it on the way there and the 800 ate the 505 lunch once there in the cut. Besides the 5200 and P60 lunches too.

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Re: 8000 echo
« Reply #39 on: November 19, 2011, 01:06:44 pm »
your jonny must be taking the big blue pill to outgo a 505! i figure with just a squish tightening and re time on the ports this saw will really wake up. mine isn't bad at all now, just not an award winner--yet ;) not that i compete, just with friends :D  i suppose i "could" use my 7" wheel to take a look at the numbers on wednesday when i get home. now i'm all hot and bothered about a johndeere :-* ;D good grief!
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