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Offline H 2 H

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I wasn't looking for another 026 but one found me
« on: December 16, 2012, 04:22:46 am »


(I forgot to take pic's when I brought it home I just started taking it apart then remembered to take a couple pic's)

It ran but it would race at idle

Hoses are all soft

It came with 18" .325 b/c which look really new

The carb is a WT 22C which will be changed

$55
"People ask me where all my money went, I tell them half of it I spent on gambling, fast women and liquor, the other half I wasted!" W.C.

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Re: I wasn't looking for another 026 but one found me
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2012, 05:43:52 am »
Good price. Sounds like an air leak?
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Re: I wasn't looking for another 026 but one found me
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2012, 02:41:43 pm »
Good price. Sounds like an air leak?

Yes that was the first thing I thought

I couldn't believe how nice the cylinder looked, I have pulled the muffler and carb off to look inside

I'm going to email Stihl and see when this saw was made because of the carb that was on it; I've talked with a few older (older than me) Stihl shop guys and that carb was on the older 026

I have two other saw projects going on also but they are taking a back seat till this one is finished

Funny thing is this guy has two 026 Pro's for sale also but they been rode hard and put away wet to many times
"People ask me where all my money went, I tell them half of it I spent on gambling, fast women and liquor, the other half I wasted!" W.C.

"..... nothing more funnier than watching some ole coot make a fool out of himself, especially sideways”

"You can't argue with someone that doesn't have any real life experience on the subject."

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Re: I wasn't looking for another 026 but one found me
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2012, 01:12:29 am »
194 rebuilt and cleaned





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"People ask me where all my money went, I tell them half of it I spent on gambling, fast women and liquor, the other half I wasted!" W.C.

"..... nothing more funnier than watching some ole coot make a fool out of himself, especially sideways”

"You can't argue with someone that doesn't have any real life experience on the subject."

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Re: I wasn't looking for another 026 but one found me
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2012, 10:55:12 am »
H2H, from looking at your 026's fuel/oil caps your saws from the early '90s. The 1980s models had the smaller streamlined caps.
I have only a 024 service manual left from the mid-late 1980s and the 024 in it has a Tillotson carb but the same design of your Walbro. Stihl changed up so many carbs on these saws.
Making a living with a saw since age 16.

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Re: I wasn't looking for another 026 but one found me
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2012, 02:24:19 pm »
H2H, from looking at your 026's fuel/oil caps your saws from the early '90s. The 1980s models had the smaller streamlined caps.
I have only a 024 service manual left from the mid-late 1980s and the 024 in it has a Tillotson carb but the same design of your Walbro. Stihl changed up so many carbs on these saws.

Thx; I've been a little busy doing other things and haven't sent out that email yet :)
"People ask me where all my money went, I tell them half of it I spent on gambling, fast women and liquor, the other half I wasted!" W.C.

"..... nothing more funnier than watching some ole coot make a fool out of himself, especially sideways”

"You can't argue with someone that doesn't have any real life experience on the subject."

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Re: I wasn't looking for another 026 but one found me
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2012, 04:42:21 pm »
H2H, from looking at your 026's fuel/oil caps your saws from the early '90s. The 1980s models had the smaller streamlined caps.
I have only a 024 service manual left from the mid-late 1980s and the 024 in it has a Tillotson carb but the same design of your Walbro. Stihl changed up so many carbs on these saws.

Just got a email from Stihl about the 026 it made in 1990
"People ask me where all my money went, I tell them half of it I spent on gambling, fast women and liquor, the other half I wasted!" W.C.

"..... nothing more funnier than watching some ole coot make a fool out of himself, especially sideways”

"You can't argue with someone that doesn't have any real life experience on the subject."

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Re: I wasn't looking for another 026 but one found me
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2013, 04:16:30 am »
Thought I would update this thread

Saw is running strong

I pickup and adjustable oilier for it so I took it all apart again to replace a working part LOL

Since it's apart again I'm widening the exhaust port some more along with the intake port


"People ask me where all my money went, I tell them half of it I spent on gambling, fast women and liquor, the other half I wasted!" W.C.

"..... nothing more funnier than watching some ole coot make a fool out of himself, especially sideways”

"You can't argue with someone that doesn't have any real life experience on the subject."

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Re: I wasn't looking for another 026 but one found me
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2013, 11:57:44 am »
ms260 & 026 are my favorite saws! i have picked up a few older 024's as of late, and they are in the process of rebuilds right now.

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Re: I wasn't looking for another 026 but one found me
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2013, 09:26:21 am »
Speaking of 024's I'm about to make my several times a year mecca to one of the local Stihl dealers dead pile .I've done quite well with that activety in the past ,the last is an 024 .

Just a few days ago I helped my wifes cousin cut a big load of ash ,He using the 024 and me with a souped 038 Mag that  runs a like a scalded ape .Poor old Jeff has back troubles and usually uses a Poulan s-25 which is awaiting a new set of seals .The 024 was light enough he could handle it .I'll try to land one for him if the price is right .The little Stihl has a leg up on the little Poulan as far as speed and power .They pep up a little with some creative work on the muffler with a die grinder .They aren't oak slayers but do okay on light firewood cutting ,limbing etc .

 

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