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Re: Husqvarna 268 272 questions
« Reply #50 on: December 17, 2011, 09:15:50 pm »
I use the 272 mostly as a racesaw cause of the short 34mm stroke you can really turn some rpms with them , as far as torque goes I would take a 371/371 over a 272 for everyday cutting the big hard wood we have around here , I also have a couple Queen's in 272's sitting in the basement

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Re: Husqvarna 268 272 questions
« Reply #51 on: December 18, 2011, 03:42:12 pm »
My 272XP will always sport the 16" and be used just for small timber and limbing /blocking up wood during chipper cleanup. My 372XP-22", Stihl 066 Mag-28" and 395XP-32" handle the bigger stuff.
My lonely little 346XP-16" waits on  the sidelines if the 272's chain gets rocked out.
BTW I'm eager to try out the 562XP .

Speaking of race saws I have a notion to send the 272 off to Quebec for a full stock appearing race mods, if I do put the 562XP in my lineup.
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Re: Husqvarna 268 272 questions
« Reply #52 on: December 18, 2011, 07:47:48 pm »
not to may stock appearing 0-74cc events around over here , way more 0-74cc pipe classes

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Re: Husqvarna 268 272 questions
« Reply #53 on: December 18, 2011, 08:15:11 pm »
Ed are you talking about Minden, Ontario?
As I mentioned earlier about sending the 272 to Quebec, I heard Jean- Simon B. has had good luck with them.
I think at 50 tanks the crank bearings should be nicely loosened up by now. But then most builders like working on a brand new unit.
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Re: Husqvarna 268 272 questions
« Reply #54 on: December 19, 2011, 12:00:23 am »
lets try this again,

Minden has not had a show for some years now , most shows in Quebec are 0-74cc pipe or 0-81cc pipe , you can run a muffler but you should be behind the guys running pipes , any type of fuel is allowed . Simon is very good

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Re: Husqvarna 268 272 questions
« Reply #55 on: December 19, 2011, 10:13:12 am »
lets try this again,

Minden has not had a show for some years now , most shows in Quebec are 0-74cc pipe or 0-81cc pipe , you can run a muffler but you should be behind the guys running pipes , any type of fuel is allowed . Simon is very good
Thanks for the clarification about Minden, one of the shows I always wanted to visit.  I have no plans for the 272 to have a pipe, just gonna run it in the obstacle pole buck events. I have a pipe on my Stihl 064 w/ 084 carb which I built in the late 1980s, but I quess it would be too big cc to run out in Quebec if I should ever take a trip out there.I'm in Manitoba. I've been out of competing since 1991, but with more time for travel now I want to get back into it. For the last 15 yrs I've been organizing and running a timbersports competition for our local winter festival, Husqvarna is my major sponsor.

My brother had pipes built for his 85cc Poulan and 2100 Huskie by a fellow out in Ontario back in the 1980s, same place Ron Hartill had his built. I'll ask him to night when he comes in from camp. If I remember correctly it was Wolf or something. Very strong running pipe.



 
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Re: Husqvarna 268 272 questions
« Reply #56 on: December 19, 2011, 11:50:17 am »
The 272 would be better with the longer bar also because of it's "closer to the center" b/c for better balance. As I see it you lose balance in a saw when you want the convenience of a inboard clutch for sprocket rim removal.
I put the tape measure to the 272 and 372 tonight and found this:
The guide bar on the 272 is 2" from the center of the crankcase [gasket]. On the 372 it's 2 3/4".
 3/4" difference might not sound like much but it's really noticeable when holding both saws.
 
Now someone thinking the inboard clutch 372 would cut lower to the ground is wrong. The 272 is lower by a 1/4".
The center of the bar on the 272 is 1" to the edge of the sprocket cover, the 372 is 3/4". Now what makes the 272 lower to the ground is its top handle is flush square to the sprocket cover. The 372's top handle sticks out a 1/2"  past the sprocket cover [reason is to compensate for the wider b/c position].

The 272Xp like the 630 Jonsered as I remember will have really nice balance.  I just haven't cut a stick of wood with the 272XP yet to make a report on it.
At the moment with my busy schedule I'm waiting for a sunny day and some spare time to take lots of good quality [once in a life time] photos of the mint 272 before it gets all scratched up and dirty.


I can relate to all that, no problem at all!   ;D

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Re: Husqvarna 268 272 questions
« Reply #57 on: December 19, 2011, 02:35:06 pm »
Willard, Simon had gave some info about class size limits in his area now days in this stock bore 372 pipe build.  http://chainsawrepair.createaforum.com/ported-saws/piped-372/
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Re: Husqvarna 268 272 questions
« Reply #58 on: December 19, 2011, 02:52:20 pm »
I never meet Wolf but do know of him, he built quite a few snowmobile pipes , that is something I have down and hope to never build another set of snowmobile pipes in my life , your 064 would run in the 0-106cc class which is pretty much pure 2100's , One thing thou , you will need to be running on alcohol as gas is not going to help you to even be close

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Re: Husqvarna 268 272 questions
« Reply #59 on: December 19, 2011, 06:55:13 pm »
Willard, Simon had gave some info about class size limits in his area now days in this stock bore 372 pipe build.  http://chainsawrepair.createaforum.com/ported-saws/piped-372/
Thanks for the info Kevin, I always wanted to compete out in Quebec but was always worried about the language barrier. Some of the fastest power and hand saws ,plus loggers come out of that province.
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