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Re: Husky 266SE
« Reply #20 on: July 23, 2020, 07:47:24 am »
Saw SOLD to first guy in line as is for $260 PHO. 

Didnt even have to fix the issues.  But he said he likes tinkering on saws too.
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Re: Husky 266SE
« Reply #21 on: July 23, 2020, 06:16:43 pm »
Anyone else read this tag?

I was talking with a collector of huskys and he is a husky dealer for 40 years or so. He said his earliest 1982 266 is 6 digits and starts with 0. So this one being 5 digit might be 1981 first year saw. I was reading the 2 as year and he said that wasnt in effect back then. I can see a 81 in black front top area. 🤷‍♂️

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Re: Husky 266SE
« Reply #22 on: July 24, 2020, 12:27:28 pm »
What I read is assembly 2220\81
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Re: Husky 266SE
« Reply #23 on: July 24, 2020, 04:49:41 pm »
Not really sure on this. The first number being a "2" makes me think it's a 1982. I need to look in a couple old musty books and find out what the deal is. There's a chart that explains the older serial numbering system in there somewhere.
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Re: Husky 266SE
« Reply #24 on: July 24, 2020, 06:05:17 pm »
Bill that sold them since 78 said his first 266's he got in 82 had 6 digits. 

I'm at a loss for this one.

Better pic of the goldish tag.

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Re: Husky 266SE
« Reply #25 on: July 25, 2020, 11:54:50 am »
Last year of the old serial numbers was indeed 1981. That saw may be a 1982 as I suspected.

I'll try and get you this chart somehow so you can post it. Covers all the saws from the 1970's. 266 isn't even on it; only the 162SE and 61 from that chassis.
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Re: Husky 266XP SE
« Reply #26 on: August 01, 2021, 07:02:24 am »
I was hoping someone else would by these. So today I gave in and made a road trip for the 1986 husqvarna 266xp se in transition years.
Also  cub cadet 5220 efco 152 if I recall it right.
4th 266 I have had and 2nd of the CC 152.
Working old school metal chain brake too.

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Re: Husky 266XP SE
« Reply #27 on: August 01, 2021, 07:28:07 am »
Pulled this from the 268 thread. 

This 86 266 is silver tag SE with SE on recoil with XP on top cover. Transition years is what I am told.

Get better pics them above after few days. Got kart racing to do.

Wow, I've got to run downstairs and check all of my 266's and 268's!!!!

This is getting interesting, isn't it.  ???

Here's what I found. I have two 268XP's, one a 1988 and one a 1990. The ID tags  have neither SE or XP written on them; they just say 268. The decals both say XP.

I have three 266's One from 1985 has SE on both the ID tag, (silver),  and the starter decal. The other two are both from 1987 and have SE on the ID tag but XP on the starter decal. Those latter two saws, despite the SE on the ID tag, would be considered 266XP's by everyone, including Husky. That's the way it would have been listed in the catelog, on the box, the owner's manual and the receipt when you bought it.

One other thing I'll check tomorrow are a few IPLs and owners manuals. If as I suspect, the cover pages and such refer to these saws as XP's, then that's how they should be defined. At least here in the US, I think that the transition from SE to XP was pretty much like I said earlier. Other markets may be different, as it's really nothing more than a marketing term to begin with.

However............. let me add more mystery here regarding 254's. I have a 254SE and a later 254XP, and there are a few differences. There is a slight difference in the flywheel side of the case as the later saw was altered to accomodate Air Injection. Different muffler deflector and corresponding contour at the front of the case, different flywheel shroud, and the ability to accept the air injection snorkle are the changes I've noticed....so far.



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Re: Husky 266
« Reply #28 on: August 02, 2021, 09:21:55 am »
From what I learned there was 3 1986 IPL's. First 2 was SE on recoil decal and 3rd later one was XP on recoil decal. All 3 had XP decal on top cover.
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Re: Husky 266
« Reply #29 on: August 02, 2021, 05:54:29 pm »
266 running but had pretty good scuffing on ext side. Could tell psi was still great pulling over. So I checked.

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