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Offline JohnG28

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Re: Husky 350 mod options
« Reply #100 on: February 21, 2014, 12:25:41 am »
Well I had a bit of luck, or something like that.  24 hrs with the niece, followed by a 6hr overtime shift to grab some extra bucks, and home by 930 tonight.  Wife was beat, so I got some time for me!!  Got the saw assembled, most of the way, at least enough for the liquid gasket to have 3-4 days to set, so I'm happy.

Cylinder in place!!



New intake is so much more solid, doesn't budget at all!  I see why this was such a big deal, can't believe this was factory now that I've seen it!! :o


Man it went together so much better with the new intake clamp.  I really am amazed at how much play there was before as compared to now when putting the carb and air filter support back in place!


Now the dilemma.  I test fit the 288 deflector on the muffler to look at possible options for exhaust. (No offense to your effort KRL, just trying to figure how to finish it up)  With the placement of the muffler bolts, I am left with the option of directing the exhaust at the bar or up and left (11 o'clock position) from drivers position, if you will.  Think that will be a PITA or not so much?  I think the up and left direction would probably be OK, but I do think I could get the 288 deflector onto the clutch side of the muffler also, then aim it straight forward.  Only problem then is that there is the insert for the muffler bolt running through the exhaust path.  Decisions.......... ???

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Re: Husky 350 mod options
« Reply #101 on: February 21, 2014, 12:29:49 am »
What you've done so far looks good
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Re: Husky 350 mod options
« Reply #102 on: February 21, 2014, 12:30:55 am »
Oh, and as an aside, I broke in the new torque wrench and made sure to torque to cylinder bolts to 10n/m.  Never had a use till now to use it but just thought I'd throw that in.  I would have surely over-torqued them had I not used it.  I have always been the type to get on 'em till they were tight type, but I am glad I went this route this time.  Once again, thanks for the advice. 

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Re: Husky 350 mod options
« Reply #103 on: February 21, 2014, 12:37:43 am »
What you've done so far looks good

Thank you!  I have learned a lot in the last few years on saws, and am happy to have came across this site after some years over on another site.  I must say, this place is top notch!  I feel like a novice again here, but am not at all intimidated with to tackle new things with such a great base to fall back on.  It means a lot to have someone who has done this before give a complement on my work.  Thank you, all!

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Re: Husky 350 mod options
« Reply #104 on: February 21, 2014, 04:54:33 am »
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Now the dilemma. I test fit the 288 deflector on the muffler to look at possible options for exhaust. (No offense to your effort KRL, just trying to figure how to finish it up) With the placement of the muffler bolts, I am left with the option of directing the exhaust at the bar or up and left (11 o'clock position) from drivers position, if you will. Think that will be a PITA or not so much? I think the up and left direction would probably be OK, but I do think I could get the 288 deflector onto the clutch side of the muffler also, then aim it straight forward. Only problem then is that there is the insert for the muffler bolt running through the exhaust path. Decisions..........


 I am with ya, 11 o'clock would work but you would be getting the exhaust in your face and you would end up with chips getting in the muffler and possibly being ingested by the saw, not good, down and towards the bar probably not good either, side or top may be the only options left however top usually melts the top cover if not way to the front of the muffler. Perhaps look at another form factor for the outlet, like a tube of some sort maybe a piece of oval tubing from a metal bicycle frame or a 60 copper plumbing elbow.
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Re: Husky 350 mod options
« Reply #105 on: February 21, 2014, 11:15:52 am »
I'm thinking it will have to be on a side or do a tube. I don't have any welding equipment so probably the former in some fashion.  The factory port is on top so that's out. I have a fee days to ponder it now so we'll see.

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Re: Husky 350 mod options
« Reply #106 on: February 21, 2014, 11:32:31 am »
JohnG another guy on here AlSled does a really nice job of enlarging the factory port and welding on a larger deflector. I asked that he post a picture in this thread so you can have a look.
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Re: Husky 350 mod options
« Reply #107 on: February 24, 2014, 11:36:37 am »
Got it all put back together this morning! ;D



I stole the 288 deflector off my 361, was able to fit it in on the recoil side, just barely.







Fired up on the 3rd pull and sounds pretty good.  Went out back to a couple logs I had and made a couple cuts.  Ran great, but after 5th cut I saw the deflector hanging off the muffler and one of the screws was gone.  I used the same self tapping sheet metal screws that were holding it on my 361, but I think they didn't work so well in the thinner metal on this one. Going to grab some new ones a later, if that don't work I'll rivet it or something.  Sort of figures I used Loctite on the muffler bolts and need to pull it back off, oh well.

BUT, it was a success, so thank you all for your input!  I really do appreciate it, this was a fun project.  ;D ;D

When I get it straight later I'll get some video and post it up.  Have to see, had temps in the 50s last few days so most of the snow is gone, maybe a foot or so left, but more supposed to be coming in, soon. Been a good NY winter!  :)

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Re: Husky 350 mod options
« Reply #108 on: February 24, 2014, 11:46:15 am »
I have had the same problem with the screws. I either pop rivet them or, I have trying using a long tapered punch, drill a very small hole where the screw goes, then use the punch to form the thin metal into a funnel shape a little smaller than the screws I am using. IMHO the taper in the hole gives the screws more purchase. I have one together like that and so far it is holding, not a 350 but a 372 but should not make a difference.
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Re: Husky 350 mod options
« Reply #109 on: February 24, 2014, 12:34:16 pm »
That sounds like it would work better,  more material to bite on. I like screws because I can go with or without a screen with not much ado. I'll see what I can find.

 

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