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Re: I wasn't looking for another 026 but one found me
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2013, 11:18:13 am »
I would think that a 026 would be the same weight as a 024 but with more power? But if you are looking on bone piles, the 024 might be cheaper?
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Re: I wasn't looking for another 026 but one found me
« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2013, 01:13:24 pm »
Well I've been looking for a rebuilder 026 for a few years ,nothing so far on the cheap .That 024 ,complete with bar and chain plus a bar guard 50 bucks and it ran .Still does only better .

The main reason I want a 26 is to make a cookie cutter .I know little of anything about the fine points of coaxing power from Dolmar ,Huskie or Partner .Stihl and McCulloch I'm not that bad at it so that's what I'll stick with unless I land a cheapie in the others to tinker with .Mac never made a saw in the 3 cube area you can do much with so Stihl it is .

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Re: I wasn't looking for another 026 but one found me
« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2013, 02:52:26 pm »
The successful path of things in the tinker business is to go with what you come across at a good price and you feel that you can do something worthwhile with it using what you have on hand.
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Re: I wasn't looking for another 026 but one found me
« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2013, 04:24:27 pm »
Which I might add is a prerequisite to becoming a master of junk yard dawgism  .A lfe long pursuit.

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Re: I wasn't looking for another 026 but one found me
« Reply #14 on: January 28, 2013, 08:05:00 pm »
024's really seem to wake up nicely with some grinding and muffler modding 8)

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Re: I wasn't looking for another 026 but one found me
« Reply #15 on: January 28, 2013, 08:43:25 pm »
On one of these threads about the 024 and 026 Kevin pointed out they had basically three mufflers .A fairly open one ,one not so and one closed up tight .That last one is what I had which very quickly got the die grinder treatment .

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Re: I wasn't looking for another 026 but one found me
« Reply #16 on: January 28, 2013, 09:57:31 pm »
Which I might add is a prerequisite to becoming a master of junk yard dawgism  .A lfe long pursuit.

Speaking of which, there is a guy somewhere around our ages that lives close to where rt 314 crosses I 71 that dabbles in old chain saws, model airplanes and most anything else mostly made out of what my wife would call junk. He made a old car that looks somewhat like a 1903 Ford. With the bell part of the differential being the bell ends of a 20 lb propane tank cut down and welded together. It was done so neat I had to stare at it a while to figure out how it was made. You would really enjoy going to his house and seeing all the things he has made.
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Re: I wasn't looking for another 026 but one found me
« Reply #17 on: January 29, 2013, 07:18:42 pm »
My 26 muff mod... ;)
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Re: I wasn't looking for another 026 but one found me
« Reply #18 on: January 29, 2013, 07:58:21 pm »
Which I might add is a prerequisite to becoming a master of junk yard dawgism  .A lfe long pursuit.

Speaking of which, there is a guy somewhere around our ages that lives close to where rt 314 crosses I 71 that dabbles in old chain saws, model airplanes and most anything else mostly made out of what my wife would call junk. He made a old car that looks somewhat like a 1903 Ford. With the bell part of the differential being the bell ends of a 20 lb propane tank cut down and welded together. It was done so neat I had to stare at it a while to figure out how it was made. You would really enjoy going to his house and seeing all the things he has made.

Is this the same guy that has some homemade carriage type car and a big homemade unicycle?  Close to Chesterville
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Re: I wasn't looking for another 026 but one found me
« Reply #19 on: January 29, 2013, 08:37:11 pm »
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