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Re: Poulan 330 3450
« Reply #280 on: June 29, 2015, 03:25:36 pm »
54cc and 60cc open. Pics here some where on the transfers. 54cc straight up and 60cc swooped back.
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Re: Poulan 330 3450
« Reply #281 on: June 30, 2015, 10:57:18 pm »
Nice clean looking saw.   Like cut4fun pointed out the 60cc saws do run pretty good.
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Re: Poulan 330 3450
« Reply #282 on: June 30, 2015, 11:16:04 pm »
I've run a couple of Kevin's 3750's in the past and they are very nice 20" saws.
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Re: Poulan 330 3450
« Reply #283 on: July 01, 2015, 11:53:29 pm »
I've always thought that folks put too much stock in a closed port design over any open port design (and in particular, a 'quad port' type closed port type over every other design).  Several of my favorite saw designs have open port transfers.  Poulan 4200-8500 CounterVibes.  82cc McCulloch 10-series (SP80/81, PM850/800/805/8200, DE80).  SXL-925 Homelites.  All of those saw families have reputations for being strong work saws.

Most either have four open ports (one 'divider' bisecting the open transfer port on each side) or six open ports (two dividers on each side).  I'm not talking about racing saws or being the fastest through a cant (although guys have had success doing that with some of these designs.........notably the big CounterVibe Poulans). 

Talking about running a bar on the 'large side' of the range for the saw's displacement class without struggling.  At the time these saws were produced, closed port designs were already in use in other models.  There's little new under the sun.  Piston port engines aren't a 'newer' or 'more modern' design than reed valve engines.  They're both OLD designs (as are rotary/disc valve 2-strokes).  Not at all saying that open port jugs are better than closed port designs.  Just that the closed port designs aren't the only game in town when it comes to making power.

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Re: Poulan 330 3450
« Reply #284 on: July 02, 2015, 10:39:33 am »
I've always thought that folks put too much stock in a closed port design over any open port design (and in particular, a 'quad port' type closed port type over every other design).  Several of my favorite saw designs have open port transfers.  Poulan 4200-8500 CounterVibes.  82cc McCulloch 10-series (SP80/81, PM850/800/805/8200, DE80).  SXL-925 Homelites.  All of those saw families have reputations for being strong work saws.

Most either have four open ports (one 'divider' bisecting the open transfer port on each side) or six open ports (two dividers on each side).  I'm not talking about racing saws or being the fastest through a cant (although guys have had success doing that with some of these designs.........notably the big CounterVibe Poulans). 

Talking about running a bar on the 'large side' of the range for the saw's displacement class without struggling.  At the time these saws were produced, closed port designs were already in use in other models.  There's little new under the sun.  Piston port engines aren't a 'newer' or 'more modern' design than reed valve engines.  They're both OLD designs (as are rotary/disc valve 2-strokes).  Not at all saying that open port jugs are better than closed port designs.  Just that the closed port designs aren't the only game in town when it comes to making power.

The "nothing new under the sun" is very true..
I Got a chance to actually put the Poulan to work Tuesday. Cut cedars with it. It behaved well and runs a 20" w/3/8" cutters fine.
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At 54cc, it could be put in the same class as the popular 029/290, but I'd give it a slight performance edge, along with a whole lot simpler design to work on.
I opened the muffler up a touch, and didn't see any earth shattering improvements. As it wasn't really restricted too bad from the factory.
Still rather quiet.

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Re: Poulan 330 3450
« Reply #285 on: July 02, 2015, 10:54:22 am »
Mufflers IMO just open up baffle on both sides inside muffler and remove the tube inside muffler. All I do.  If the stuff is still in there.
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Re: Poulan 330 3450
« Reply #286 on: July 02, 2015, 01:51:13 pm »
Mufflers IMO just open up baffle on both sides inside muffler and remove the tube inside muffler. All I do.  If the stuff is still in there.

Same here.  That tube is quite restrictive.  Cut the support tab loose on the inside end, grab it with pliers, and twist it out.  Open up the hole in the can to more closely match the deflector and you're golden.  I didn't bother modifying the front-outlet type that's on Jon's 380.  Seemed to breathe OK as is.

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Re: Poulan 330 3450
« Reply #287 on: October 30, 2015, 12:29:06 pm »
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Poulan 330 3450 clutch and drum.

Drum  OEM 530048083  is now NLA new.  Wasnt earlier this year. Them  @#%& :o   Some under same part number first listed new on ebay still.
Use Oregon rim set up and swap to 3/8 rim  14987 or DOP34254XPO 

3 shoe  530049418 ASSY-CLUTCH USD 10.62 Plus shipping

2 shoe 530014161 ASSY-CLUTCH USD 8.21   "  "

2 shoe spring 530027160 SPRING-CLUTCH USD 2.37


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Re: Poulan 330 3450
« Reply #288 on: November 02, 2015, 11:01:55 am »
 @Drew_Uth  post 157 3450 piston that was run backwards page 16
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Re: Poulan 330 3450
« Reply #289 on: November 13, 2015, 04:59:43 pm »


and another one with green tank and small dawg I brought home today while out eating supper tonight.   ::)

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