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Re: Poulan 330 3450
« Reply #100 on: January 27, 2015, 01:53:08 pm »
I guess "each to his own" I don't care for huge spikes. But sometimes small ones save the saw?

Some saws (372's) even have a smooth rub bar available that fits on where the spike goes. It just keeps the muffler and the oil tank back from the wood a little bit.

My Stihl 025's/MS250 have little spikes on them but the muffler still sets the bark on fire if you bury the bar up against the spike.

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Re: Poulan 330 3450
« Reply #101 on: January 27, 2015, 02:23:25 pm »
I put dawgs on now to protect the case.
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Re: Poulan 330 3450
« Reply #102 on: January 27, 2015, 06:24:47 pm »
I like using a dawg for cutting.
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Re: Poulan 330 3450
« Reply #103 on: January 28, 2015, 01:08:15 am »
The factory PP330 spike isn't really 'big' like the large western/redwood spikes on pro saws.  It just stuck out farther forward than the 'regular dawgs on these saws.  Looked goofy to my eyes.  It has been theorized that the long PP330 spike was installed to allow a 54cc saw to wear a 22" b/c (for marketing purposes) and be able to run it (as there's only 19-20" or so of usable bar with that funky spike).  I put the shorter spike on the PP330 I had (and swapped out the 22" bar for a 20").  The PP S-380 that I'm working on now has the shorter spike already.  It's a yellow tank saw.  Probably earlier production than the PP330 that I had.  It also has an HDA137 rather than the HDA164 that my PP330 had on it (until I swapped on an NOS HDA137).

I run dawgs on all of my saws except for most of my tophandles (got a factory dawg on one of my S25-CVA's).  Only have 'big'/western dawgs on a few bigger saws that I actually use on bigger firs and the occasional redwood (and on some big old monsters for show/nostalgia).  Husky IPL's show smooth bumper plates as optional equipment.  I had a Jonsered 630 that had a smooth aluminum bumper plate on it.  Good idea for protecting the case.
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Re: Poulan 330 3450
« Reply #104 on: January 28, 2015, 01:07:44 pm »
From my readings so far it seems that 380  come with 137.  Havent read where a 164  came on one?   

I wish I would have kept closer attention to the carb deal as alot of this series 330 3450 3750 have passed through my hands.
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Re: Poulan 330 3450
« Reply #105 on: January 28, 2015, 07:53:01 pm »
From my readings so far it seems that 380  come with 137.  Havent read where a 164  came on one?   

I wish I would have kept closer attention to the carb deal as alot of this series 330 3450 3750 have passed through my hands.

It might depend on what year they were made as to what carb came on them.    I have a bunch of these saws and will have to take a look at them.    I know the 3750 that I welded up that you had at one time Kevin had a 164 on it when I got it.   I had a NOS 137 and put it on there when I finished putting it back together.

I have been making some progress on my 3500 which uses a HDA 49 and will post some pics when done.
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Re: Poulan 330 3450
« Reply #106 on: January 28, 2015, 08:17:28 pm »
From my readings so far it seems that 380  come with 137.  Havent read where a 164  came on one?   

I wish I would have kept closer attention to the carb deal as alot of this series 330 3450 3750 have passed through my hands.

It might depend on what year they were made as to what carb came on them.    I have a bunch of these saws and will have to take a look at them.    I know the 3750 that I welded up that you had at one time Kevin had a 164 on it when I got it.   I had a NOS 137 and put it on there when I finished putting it back together.

I have been making some progress on my 3500 which uses a HDA 49 and will post some pics when done.

Post your 137 info in the 164 137 carb thread. Trying to see if there is anything to the Japan and Mexico made ones.
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Re: Poulan 330 3450
« Reply #107 on: March 04, 2015, 11:01:57 am »
Don't want to start a new thread but how do you remove the worm gear and flywheel on this series saw. I tried a gear puller on the fly wheel and just chipped it. Thanks in advance.

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Re: Poulan 330 3450
« Reply #108 on: March 04, 2015, 11:31:30 am »
The worm gear requires a puller that threads on to the worm gear itself and then pulled off.   There is a part number for it but do not know where it is right now.

The way I remove the flywheel..    Take the nut and washer off.   Put the nut back on until it is flush with the end of the crank.
I then took a bolt the size of the nut and cut it off so that it was short enouph to sit on top of the nut and the end of the crank shaft.   I use that to hammer on so I do not mess up the threads of the crank.
I then put a screw driver under the flywheel and apply a little pressure and start tapping the end of the crank with just a medium blow from a hammer.   You may have to put the cut off bolt back into place, because  it will fall off but take your time and the flywheel will all of a sudden brake loose.   You will know because the screw driver will move.   
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Re: Poulan 330 3450
« Reply #109 on: March 04, 2015, 01:41:04 pm »
poulan 330 3450 etc worm gear puller. 530031115 and about $4
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