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Re: 455 Rancher ?
« Reply #30 on: January 18, 2014, 09:12:27 pm »
Heres some pics of the 455, nothing special, but ready to go.   I finished a 365 today, ran it in some wood, I had to laugh, the 365 just blows the 455 away.
The 365 is 10 cc larger
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Re: 455 Rancher ?
« Reply #31 on: January 18, 2014, 10:53:03 pm »
Heres some pics of the 455, nothing special, but ready to go.   I finished a 365 today, ran it in some wood, I had to laugh, the 365 just blows the 455 away.
The 455 never was intended to be anything special, so nothing odd with that!

I cannot argue with that.   I have 2 455's and happen to like them. 
One of these days I am going to take one and port it and drop the cylinder on it, MM it, advance the timing and then we will see what it can do.
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Re: 455 Rancher ?
« Reply #32 on: January 18, 2014, 11:15:20 pm »
The 455 is pretty nice to work on also
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Re: 455 Rancher ?
« Reply #33 on: January 19, 2014, 09:32:04 am »
The 455 runs fine don't get me wrong, all saws have there place, just so happened I finished a 365 and fired it up and dam there was a difference, 3.3 hp vs 4.7 I think?

I think the 455 is a little harder to work on, not much, the handle setup and throttle linkage thingy.  I think you have to take the handle bar assembly off to get at the bottom two carb screws, I had to take the whole saw apart so it didn't matter.  There was a hole in the gas tank.

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Re: 455 Rancher ?
« Reply #34 on: January 19, 2014, 03:46:02 pm »
There are somewhat popular saws that are a lot harder to work on than the 455.

Well actually, I'm a 365/372 man. They are my favorites. I use the popular 50cc saws for limbing or jump to the non XT 365/372. Every chainsaw should be made like them. They are my standard of comparison.

But I've looked into a 455 or two.
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Re: 455 Rancher ?
« Reply #35 on: January 20, 2014, 08:17:49 am »
I cannot argue with that.   I have 2 455's and happen to like them. 
One of these days I am going to take one and port it and drop the cylinder on it, MM it, advance the timing and then we will see what it can do.

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You cant just drop the cylinder ....... its a clamshell design

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Re: 455 Rancher ?
« Reply #36 on: January 20, 2014, 11:13:12 am »
I cannot argue with that.   I have 2 455's and happen to like them. 
One of these days I am going to take one and port it and drop the cylinder on it, MM it, advance the timing and then we will see what it can do.

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You cant just drop the cylinder ....... its a clamshell design

Well I am sorry to disappoint you but I have dropped the cylinder on a clamshell before and I will do it again.
I have a Poulan 295 that I dropped the cylinder on by around .020 IIRC.   I also know that the 455 is a clamshell but thanks for the reply,  I realize you did not know.
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Re: 455 Rancher ?
« Reply #37 on: January 21, 2014, 05:16:16 am »
Definately not a dissapointment, I am very happy to hear that you have already jacked up compression on a clamshell without using a popup !!
How did you re-cut the bearing and seal surfaces ?

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Re: 455 Rancher ?
« Reply #38 on: January 21, 2014, 12:16:52 pm »
I made a drum sander to the size of the bearings and sanded them out.
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Re: 455 Rancher ?
« Reply #39 on: January 21, 2014, 12:52:45 pm »
Roger can be very resourceful when repairing his chainsaws
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