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Offline Remington

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Is there any info on the mini mac 30
« on: September 24, 2012, 07:35:11 pm »
I got a hold of one of these 70's mini macs and don't know much about them, other than they're hard to start. Is there a manual maybe or anything ? I can't even find a post on it.

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Re: Is there any info on the mini mac 30
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2012, 09:59:42 am »
well this is a hobby so I'm not concerned about what its worth. no hobby is really worth anything and is mostly investment with little return.  but I think you're wrong on that anyway because I've found them on my local kijii for $75 as is.  I think they're neat and light and the one hand operation seems possible so why not clean one up and get it working.

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Re: Is there any info on the mini mac 30
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2012, 10:32:23 am »
I have Mini Mac that looks like new - the trash man gave me. He said he had a half dozen that he had found in the trash.

They are unbalanced with anything more than a 10" bar and if you get it started, most will only run until they get warmed up.

They are more trouble than they are worth. Hard to work on.

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Re: Is there any info on the mini mac 30
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2012, 11:41:52 am »
well this is a hobby so I'm not concerned about what its worth. no hobby is really worth anything and is mostly investment with little return.  but I think you're wrong on that anyway because I've found them on my local kijii for $75 as is.  I think they're neat and light and the one hand operation seems possible so why not clean one up and get it working.

so what your telling me is, you don't have any experience with this line of little mccullochs? :D
unless there was a 'sentimentle' value on one, i wouldn't let it darken my doorstep. too much hassle, fustration and repetative dissasembly for my liking. when new, they weren't worth the $99 bucks dealers were asking. let alone $75 bucks 'as is'. whom ever was asking that amount needs their head examined ;) who ever actualy pays that for one needs to ask the seller who his shrink is.
i worked at a very good mcculloch dealership back in the '90s, all i worked on was those little basterds. you get to know all the little tricks and tips on them. they are junk. plain and simple. not worth fixing unless it was a loved ones tool, and that isnt even going to get me to ever work on one again.
good luck finding a source fpor good usefull parts, let alone a good carb kit, fuel filter or oiler. plus all the air leaks that seemed to be there on purpose, just to **** off the friendly local dealer.
your time and money arefar better spent on a different model. hobby or not.
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Re: Is there any info on the mini mac 30
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2012, 01:00:51 pm »
Best I can find is this sort of generic mini mac 30 service  manual and IPL.  Click link  Mini Mac 30 service manual and IPL
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Re: Is there any info on the mini mac 30
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2012, 02:40:39 pm »
Thanks cut4fun. you're the only that replied with anything useful and on topic.

I don't know where you guys live but you're thinking in a very small world. Pricing and market value and what something is worth is different from town to town. Of course I'm not going to rebuild the engine and carb and have it polished but taking it apart and cleaning and tuning is not what I consider a waste of time.  The thing is complete and has compression so what is this going to cost me besides a plug and fluids.

I live in a city where the average 1930's rotted house is $250k and some places like Ohio, the same house is $19k , so please don't try to explain markets and what something is worth because we all live in a different place.

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Re: Is there any info on the mini mac 30
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2012, 09:43:52 am »
Here it is all taken apart and cleaned up.  Very easy to get apart. Took about 5 minutes after watching this video. Seems to be complete with only one screw missing and it looks like the owner had the wrong plug in there.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v617PsVhZB4

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Re: Is there any info on the mini mac 30
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2012, 09:25:01 pm »
Mini Macs are pretty much a nuisance to work on especially the 110's and 120's .The later models like I think the 130's-140 maybe  which had a suspension system weren't quite as bad .I've never worked on a mini Mac 30 so I can't say .

No matter which model they have one thing in common ,they either run well or they don't run at all which accounts for the multitudes of them that have sat on shelves for decades .

The tree trimmers would buy them because they were cheap and maybe get at best two seasons out of them and then just buy another .The home owners more times than not would not even wear the original chain out before they quit running for whatever reason .

I've got maybe 5-6 of them in the shed in various states  of disrepair .One runs or at least it did the last I started it .A toy that one with a tuned pipe .Makes a lot of noise if nothing else . ;)

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Re: Is there any info on the mini mac 30
« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2012, 10:10:13 pm »
I got it started at about 20 pulls. It only stays running for a few seconds with my finger on the trigger,  I turned in all the screws when taking it apart so I will have to figure this out and see what settings keep it running.

The thing hasn't run in 20 years so I'm actually impressed by the condition considering this.   I'm only pissed about the bar as its bare metal and looks like crap and the pull cord spring sometimes pops out. I don't know if the oiler works yet but it looks OK. 

Maybe someone has a rough idea of how many turns the H / L / IDLE should be at.

 

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