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Poulan 8500 pro
« on: February 03, 2016, 07:58:25 pm »
I was browsing cl for a saw and it dawned on me. I remember looking at this saw as a kid on my fathers workbench and thinking how impressive it looks and how huge it is. I never got the chance to see it run, but my father used it during hurricane bob to cut down five trees. Now at this point in my life a groundskeeper and **** side work extraordinaire landscapes galore I have seen the saws and Stihl is my fave for the excellent engineering. So anyways this morning I was on Craigslist and I was like," hold on a sec the saw just sitting in the shed, the huge Poulan, I should get it" !!! I Called my dad and he was thrilled I wanted it so today I acquired the saw I always really wanted and today I replaced a fuel line and tomorrow I will attempt to fire it up!!! And I already have a huge tree I need to cut up with it. I'm syked!!!


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Re: Poulan 8500 pro
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2016, 08:04:06 pm »
That right there is a strong 85cc poulan and a collector saw at that.  Hold onto that one IMO.
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Re: Poulan 8500 pro
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2016, 08:14:49 pm »

That right there is a strong 85cc poulan and a collector saw at that.  Hold onto that one IMO.
WOW a collector saw... That's awesome, thanks for telling me and showing the threads about the saw.. I'm going to check them out now


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Re: Poulan 8500 pro
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2016, 11:05:49 pm »
I would be syked too.  Nice saw way to go.
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Poulan 8500 pro
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2016, 08:29:27 am »
Ok I have a question. On the saw it says 1/2 pt to one gallon which is 16:1, does it really need to be so rich?


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Re: Poulan 8500 pro
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2016, 10:37:21 am »
I use a 100% synthetic oil and mix it 32 to 1.   
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Re: Poulan 8500 pro
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2016, 01:16:55 pm »
That was for the old oils 16/1.  I run 32/1 but would have no troubles running my stuff at 40/1 either.  Just tune the carb to your mix.
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Re: Poulan 8500 pro
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2016, 01:40:14 pm »
Very nice! That's definitely a keeper. There are not that many around in that kind of condition.

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Re: Poulan 8500 pro
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2016, 03:45:19 pm »
She's running!!! And cutting great, I need to tune it a little though.


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