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Offline Midpines

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« Reply #60 on: July 30, 2019, 01:14:50 am »
This looks like the howdy thread. 


I was visiting a friend and he had 6 dirty oily saws setting on the ground.  I asked, "what is that" and pointed at them.  He told me they were junk, and said I could haul them off if I wanted. 

I hauled them off.  Got three 42 cc, and one 50cc Poulans, a 55 Rancher and a 455 Rancher.  With a bit of cleaning up and 6 feet of fuel line i got all of them to start.  I'm going to give him back about half of them.  I'm going to keep that 55. 

Three of the Poulans and the 55 Rancher are OK as they are.  I gave the 55 Rancher a full tear down and cleanup, it would meet factory specs. 

The 455 Rancher the one I'm going to give back to my friend has crankshaft bearings on order and when they're installed it will be fine. 

One of the 42 cc poulan's needs a cylinder and piston to bring it around. 

That was and is fun.  Then I dug out two old saws I had to see if they could be fixed up, a Poulan 245 and a Poulan 365.

It turns out the 245 my dad had is cheery, maybe has 10 hours on it.  The Poulan 365 is a saw I've had since 1992, it's very worn more than a 1,000 hours.  I'm going to fix them both up.

Last year when my 365 became unmanageable with a bar stud pulling out, a broken dog in the pull starter, and it was beginning to smoke, I bought a 55 cc Echo Timber Wolf.  I don't like it very much. 

The 245, 365, and that 55 Rancher are well built saws, worth fixing.  The others are fair running saws but throwaways after a couple hundred hours.   

The only reason I'm rebuilding that tiny 42 cc is to have a very clean running saw to take up in trees for pruning, because a smoking saw up in a tree where I can't get out of the fumes is not enjoyable. 

This forum has already helped me sort many of these saws details out.  Thanks! 

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