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Offline neil

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old Rex
« on: October 26, 2014, 06:41:53 pm »
Here is an old saw restored to former glory by well known South Australian restorer Wayne (gmax).
It was complete however Wayne gets full praise for doing this wonderful restoration to original going status (as close to anyway).

This saw has history and was given to me some years back. It was a local fallers saw and on occasion a ''Hotel picnic racer''. The former owner racing for bottles of beer as it was popular to have woodchopping and saw racing in hotel car parks in the 60's and 70's.
Hard to beleive men sawing, wood chopping and cross cut sawing 1/2 pissed racing for fun, would of been something to see.

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Re: old Rex
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2014, 07:44:22 pm »
Nice.
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Re: old Rex
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2014, 11:12:23 pm »
Neil, cool old saw! Sold my Super Rex back to Rick Helsel and he's got it running again, says it quite a beast!

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Re: old Rex
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2014, 03:59:47 am »
Neil, cool old saw! Sold my Super Rex back to Rick Helsel and he's got it running again, says it quite a beast!

I think i have seen pics of that Helsel super, never knew it was yours...

This one i will be demonstrating during lunch break at the home town of the original owner, it has gathered some interest already and may well be the start of more ''show and tell'' stuff  at our future race meets.
I sent him the pics and he was totaly delighted to see it restored and can't wait to see it cut a block off.
I'm keeping it as it was used ie, solid bar and 1/2 inch chain but i may modify a bar by shortening it for simplicity.

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Re: old Rex
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2014, 06:52:07 am »
sure looks pretty Got mine from the other wayne one of the best birthday pressies I ever got. When I started collecting I wanted a REX a CONTRA and a two man mac
Have the rex Deposit down on the two man 1225a ( trade In ) and sniffing  a contra. when I have those three I will settle back to getting a complete mac 10 series, its under way   Sorry off track here and rambling

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Re: old Rex
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2014, 09:57:34 am »
It runs too but It has a nasty kickback   ;D

   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoyK1ZhrN6g

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Re: old Rex
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2014, 11:58:30 am »
Sounds great!! Good job!

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Re: old Rex
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2014, 12:57:57 pm »
Adam I remember a Solo NIB up at Chardon in a motel room. Is that the one?
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Re: old Rex
« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2014, 02:48:46 pm »
It runs too but It has a nasty kickback   ;D

   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoyK1ZhrN6g

Yes the former owner said they were a **** to start in winter, he also said they used to break the handles ( obviously thats why that one has that silly Victa handle). He learned to pull the chord out 6 inches when stopping them also, it became the normal practice and same on the older macs.

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Re: old Rex
« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2014, 04:55:40 pm »
Kev, Rick built it from NOS Solo parts, he wanted to run it in the vintage racing class so I sold it back to him. His family used Super Rex's racing back in the day in Manton area.