Chainsaw Repair

Husqvarna - Stihl - Poulan - Jonsered - Dolmar chainsaws and more => Husqvarna => Topic started by: Cut4fun on December 22, 2012, 11:05:24 am

Title: Husqvarna 345
Post by: Cut4fun on December 22, 2012, 11:05:24 am
Is the only difference in the husky 345 and 350 the bore?
Title: Re: Husqvarna 345
Post by: 660magnum on December 22, 2012, 11:20:51 am
The 345 has a full clamshell design whereas the 350 has the adapter section and a removable cylinder.

Yes the two saws are of the same family and the cranks are the same.

Some models and years have different carbs between them and other years the carbs are the same.
Title: Re: Husqvarna 345
Post by: Cut4fun on December 22, 2012, 11:32:26 am
OK just done a little research. Seems crankcases might be same or real close.

So being the 345 is clamshell cylinder. It seems you could pull the clamshell 345 cylinder and run the 350 adapter and make a 350 or poor man's 346 cylinder bolt on them. Watcha think?
Title: Re: Husqvarna 345
Post by: 660magnum on December 22, 2012, 11:35:02 am
correct

A plastic 353 if you use the 353 piston?
Title: Re: Husqvarna 345
Post by: Cut4fun on December 22, 2012, 11:59:23 am
Just thinking outside the box, nothing in hand.
Title: Re: Husqvarna 345
Post by: 660magnum on December 22, 2012, 12:32:07 pm
I think the different carbs situation has more to do with the primer bulb outlet?
Title: Re: Husqvarna 345
Post by: William Greene on December 22, 2012, 04:02:57 pm
Just thinking outside the box, nothing in hand.

give it a try.....it will work
Title: Re: Husqvarna 345
Post by: mweba on December 22, 2012, 06:04:09 pm
That kit I posted is designed to do just that, convert a 345 to a 346 top end.
Title: Re: Husqvarna 345
Post by: man of stihl on December 22, 2012, 08:18:50 pm
Whats better? The 346 top end in a 350 or a 353 piston in a 350??
Title: Re: Husqvarna 345
Post by: 660magnum on December 22, 2012, 08:37:55 pm
If you have a 52cc 350 it is a lot cheaper to put a Meteor 353 flat top piston in it.

If you have the early 350, I think I would go with the 346 bigger bore assembly.
Title: Re: Husqvarna 345
Post by: mweba on December 22, 2012, 10:18:38 pm
From a porting stand point, the 353 setup is much better for ease of power.  Bolt and go, a 346 top end is the ticket.