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Re: Likes and dislikes of modified saws.
« Reply #20 on: May 09, 2014, 10:26:30 am »
Just saw a video C4F posted yesterday on how Mitch put some boost ports in an XT saw. Very interesting!

http://chainsawrepair.createaforum.com/ported-saws/strato-chainsaw-cylinder-explanation/

I would like to try it but don't have an XT to play around with.
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Re: Likes and dislikes of modified saws.
« Reply #21 on: May 09, 2014, 12:18:40 pm »
So have any of you guys done any boost ports on your builds.    I have thought about it and would like to try it on one of my saw builds to see what kind of results I get. 

External or fingers?


Finger ports

Yes on a couple 288s. They do seem to help them.

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Re: Likes and dislikes of modified saws.
« Reply #22 on: May 09, 2014, 01:38:15 pm »
I liked ALMOST everything about a good running woods ported saw.

As I have gotten older I DISlike the louder mufflers.

I used to think my dad was crazy not liking my woods ported, finger ported, dual port  7901 in the cut. Now I understand. I am really liking quiet saws in the cuts now days.

Racesaws = a whole different breed of chainsaws.  Whats not to like about the  adrenaline rush of cold start racing.
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Re: Likes and dislikes of modified saws.
« Reply #23 on: May 09, 2014, 01:45:56 pm »
1st gas or cocktail gas hotsaw I learned on. 084 with finger ports by Dave Nieger




2nd hotsaw was a 166 made to run on 100 alky up north,  but I was able to push  12% Nitro through it.  Extranal boost ports by Marcel Vincent.




3rd that was way over my operating level for cold start racing was this Cliff Helsel 3120.



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Re: Likes and dislikes of modified saws.
« Reply #24 on: May 09, 2014, 01:54:37 pm »
This was a ported work saw. Dave Nieger put a set of finger ports in my dolmar 7900 makita 7901 back in the day. It made a difference in that saw back then. 

Got a updated set of black covers prefilter in AF cover toward end.








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Re: Likes and dislikes of modified saws.
« Reply #25 on: May 09, 2014, 04:11:03 pm »
I love build and running race saws but after almost 30 years of listening to saws all day long I'll take a nice quiet work Saw! Lol!!

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Re: Likes and dislikes of modified saws.
« Reply #26 on: May 09, 2014, 04:59:37 pm »
Those are pretty neat saws Kevin.

Loud saws do not bother me because I am always wearing ear muffs anyways.   I bought a bunch of the cheapys from harbor freight and always have a pair around that way.

One other thing I do on all my saws modified or not is to run a spark arrestor.   I cut in national forest and I don't want to worry about which saws have a screen in them and which do not.    Not exactly a performance enhancer.
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Re: Likes and dislikes of modified saws.
« Reply #27 on: May 09, 2014, 05:34:40 pm »
I love build and running race saws but after almost 30 years of listening to saws all day long I'll take a nice quiet work Saw! Lol!!

Adam do you have any pics of your race saws.
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