Chainsaw Repair

Husqvarna - Stihl - Poulan - Jonsered - Dolmar chainsaws and more => Stihl => Topic started by: brettl on October 19, 2014, 04:47:57 pm

Title: 440 460 hybrid
Post by: brettl on October 19, 2014, 04:47:57 pm
I've seen this brought up many times, most recently in jmesters thread. What does the conversion entail? Is that extra 6cc's pretty noticeable in cutting? Thanks
Title: Re: 440 460 hybrid
Post by: mdavlee . on October 19, 2014, 06:44:15 pm
Slotting holes in base of cylinder and trimming a little off the cylinder to clear the flywheel. There's a little plastic to trim under the top cover. Need spacers for the muffler support bolts on the bottom.

Yes
Title: Re: 440 460 hybrid
Post by: jmester on October 19, 2014, 08:55:31 pm
They are a blast to run. I only did mine because I got a toasted 440 for cheap and had a 460 cylinder lying around. Fun build and fun to run when you are done.
Title: Re: 440 460 hybrid
Post by: brettl on October 20, 2014, 04:47:11 pm
Sounds cool. I have a used 440 and a like new 441with maybe 6 tanks through it. If that 440 wears out I'll have to make it a hybrid. Somebody has written 44-1 on the plastic of the 440???? I got it used and the guy didn't know why that had been written on it.
Title: Re: 440 460 hybrid
Post by: 660magnum on October 20, 2014, 06:15:25 pm
This writing is often on commercially used chainsaws. I have some with identification on them.

I ignore the writing and the saw runs just fine.
Title: Re: 440 460 hybrid
Post by: brettl on October 20, 2014, 07:00:30 pm
 :D Yeah it runs fine even with the writing. I do know it was used commercially. 44-1 being so close to the 441 model could be coincidence. Its written in 2 spots with the - in both. Who knows? I hope it lasts a long time but the hybrid would be a fun project.