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Offline David Young

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55 rancher
« on: August 19, 2013, 02:47:36 pm »
55 rancher

Old saw runs well for what it is,  Kinda surprised me honestly and I have run a bunch of them.

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Re: 55 rancher
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2013, 04:25:09 pm »
Yep it runs pretty good indeed, love the sound to
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Re: 55 rancher
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2013, 10:41:50 am »
My dad has a 51 that he's owned for a number of years & it's always been dependable.  It just recently needed the carburetor cleaned due to it not starting but that was an easy fix.  I've thought about when/if it wears out I might swap out the piston & cylinder from a 55 for a little power boost.
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Re: 55 rancher
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2013, 10:56:17 am »
IIRC a guy had a 51 with a ported 346 NE P&C at a recent GTG and it ran real well. Don't know about a 55 PC on a 51?
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Re: 55 rancher
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2013, 11:59:12 am »
Watcha up to now days David?  Did you ever do anything with the jonsered 2083, port etc?
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Re: 55 rancher
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2013, 10:01:13 pm »
IIRC a guy had a 51 with a ported 346 NE P&C at a recent GTG and it ran real well. Don't know about a 55 PC on a 51?

Two totally different bolt patterns at the base. I wonder how it was made to work????

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Re: 55 rancher
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2013, 10:39:00 pm »
The 51 & 346  or the 51 and 55 have different bolt patterns? I thought the 55 was what was different?

One guy put a 359 cylinder/crank and the whole bit on his 350 chassis? There was a lot of machine work involved. IMO more trouble than it was worth?
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Re: 55 rancher
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2013, 10:37:26 am »
The 51 & 346  or the 51 and 55 have different bolt patterns? I thought the 55 was what was different?

One guy put a 359 cylinder/crank and the whole bit on his 350 chassis? There was a lot of machine work involved. IMO more trouble than it was worth?


The 346 and 51 have different bolt patterns at the base, that is what I was referring to.........you sure it was a 51 with a 346 top end?

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Re: 55 rancher
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2013, 11:29:57 am »
No, just a guess as I thought they were of the same family. It was a wild running 51 so maybe it was just ported? I didn't ask.

I just looked up parts and seen that it was the 51 & 55 that were the same family so I was wrong.
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Re: 55 rancher
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2013, 11:56:54 am »
I did more looking and it must have been the 351 that I had the chainsaw confused with?

So many models and variations over the years.
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