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Re: Time for a change
« Reply #30 on: January 20, 2012, 11:08:45 am »
Both cranks are in production in new saws. The 156 has the short crank, 165 has the longer crank. I think they wanted more cc's out of the existing platform. The base saw was a 56, next option was the 962 (a 2 mm bore increase over the 56). Then the 165 came out. It has the bigger (962) bore and longer stroke.

The 156 has a wide squish, stick the 165 crank in (or easier put the 156 head on a 165 case) the squish drops to .020.

Did you think about a 962 cyl on a 165?  I have 6 new 165 and 2-156's and a new 962 P&C kit to play with.  Don't know which way to go with the 962 P&C 156 or 165??  What would you suggest?  Also have new 181 and a spare P&C for it to play with.
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Re: Time for a change
« Reply #31 on: January 20, 2012, 11:52:41 am »
962 on a 165 would be my choice. I have a JD CS62 cyl I am cleaning up for the next project. That would give you a strong 63cc saw. I went with a 56 cyl to fit into the 0-60cc class at a local GTG.

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Re: Time for a change
« Reply #32 on: January 20, 2012, 11:16:07 pm »
I wish poulan would have used a longer stroke on the med size 54cc 60cc saws. 49cc - 60cc 32mm stroke
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Re: Time for a change
« Reply #33 on: January 21, 2012, 07:00:57 am »
Are these Poulan or Elux Poulan? Can you slip 254/257/262 cranks in?

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Re: Time for a change
« Reply #34 on: January 21, 2012, 09:28:43 am »
The elux ones 3000 305 335, 330 3750 365  3500. They use same crank bearings as 372 5000 etc.  The metal worm gear could be a problem.

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Re: Time for a change
« Reply #35 on: January 21, 2012, 10:47:23 am »
I sold all of my parts so I can't check on oil gears.

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Re: Time for a change
« Reply #36 on: January 21, 2012, 10:54:05 am »
I have a 336 pro, is that the Elux poulan ? says made in the states

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Re: Time for a change
« Reply #37 on: January 21, 2012, 11:00:24 am »
Same as 335 I think. I consider them elux.

 I could be totally wrong though because  I'm not up on the fine print stuff.
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Re: Time for a change
« Reply #38 on: January 31, 2012, 07:25:02 pm »
Well the new job has me sore. An eight month break from a saw is not good for me. Thinning a 250 acre lot. Pine and spruce. Anything under 16" stays standing unless it has rot or bark beetle. Most of the wood is 20"-36".

The first morning the 2 guys on the crew with me were bragging up their stock 357 Huskys. Walking out they couldn't stop talking about the ported Efcos. I am using the stroked 156 and the TW 962 with 16" bars.

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Re: Time for a change
« Reply #39 on: January 31, 2012, 07:28:37 pm »
Are you still a Efco dealer Art?
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