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Offline Chris_Elliott

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Husqared 3171
« on: December 19, 2014, 03:32:35 pm »
Some of you may have seen this saw on another site, but I figured it would be appreciated quite a bit here for it's "redneck repair" aspect.

I had a bunch of parts for this series saw, and a incomplete 371xp, and an incomplete 2171 parts saw.
The 371 had the tank mount busted off the case. The 2171 had the flywheel side smashed up.
What to do?
Build it up, that's what!

This project was more a challenge for myself to see if I could complete a case split\bottom end repair. I'd never done it before, and figured this would give me good practice.

It came out pretty good I'd say. It runs better than it looks  ;D

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Re: Husqared 3171
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2014, 03:36:05 pm »
Pictures?
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Re: Husqared 3171
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2014, 03:37:57 pm »
Pictures?

Working on it. Photobucket doesn't seem to be cooperating very well with me at the moment...

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Re: Husqared 3171
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2014, 03:46:59 pm »
Modded muffler


371xp jug and flywheel


Non side tensioner, 2071 clutch cover


2071 fuel tank


371xp recoil, beat up


OEM 371xp piston

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Re: Husqared 3171
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2014, 03:50:15 pm »
Case halves together, with new seals, bearings, and gasket. My first bottom end repair!


Top end on


Oil pump, clutch assembly, and chainbrake installed.


Coming together now!
Rebuilt Walbro HD6 carb, new fuel line+filter



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Re: Husqared 3171
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2014, 03:54:54 pm »
So I had a Husqvarna handlebar, and the Jonsered fuel tank. They don't work together, right? The angle and mounts are different.
Well each of those parts was good, and I wasn't about to buy any new parts, so I MADE it work. Total redneck repair  ;D

Bottom mounts up just fine




The side mounts is what presents the problem. The Jonsered handlebar is angled at the bottom, and the holes are in different locations. The bottom hole matched up, and I just drilled a hole for the top tank mount and the cylinder AV mount. The handlebar might be a little bit wonky, but I've seen handlebars bent ALOT worse and still ran on saws.



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Re: Husqared 3171
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2014, 03:56:53 pm »

And, finished product!
18" Windsor bar, big felling dawgs  :D








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Re: Husqared 3171
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2014, 03:57:32 pm »
Isn't the first time this has been done. Seem to come across about one a year.

Congrats on the fortitude to carry through with it. Should work fine.
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Re: Husqared 3171
« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2014, 03:59:34 pm »
It runs like a muffler modded 372, as to be expected.
I'm happy, I built up a 70cc worksaw out of parts I had nearly all of laying around. On the cheap.

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Re: Husqared 3171
« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2014, 04:06:00 pm »
Isn't the first time this has been done. Seem to come across about one a year.

Congrats on the fortitude to carry through with it. Should work fine.

Thanks! I figured if I messed up the bearings or cases, what the heck, not out alot of $ or a very valuable saw. I doubt I would ever sell it.

I didn't figure it was the first time this had been done. But I've never seen pictures of the mixed crankcase halves.
Maybe that's because anyone who's done it was to embarrassed to post pictures  :D I don't care!