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Title: 505 piston cylinder
Post by: doreadeal on September 04, 2013, 09:12:41 am
I started a 505 project and I'm on a search and destroy mission on finding out just what I can get for this saw. So far (and thanks to great help) I know I can run a Husky 55 coil and a piston from an 066. What are the options for the sleeve(cylinder), are we stuck with what we got or scrounging for used 505 or 2083 sleeves or is there a source for something new?

I may not need one, I'm currently still assessing mine, I just like to know what I can and can't do before I start.
Title: Re: 505 sleeve
Post by: Cut4fun . on September 04, 2013, 02:46:01 pm
May I ask what is a sleeve?


Thought about it and thinking cylinder?
Title: Re: 505 piston cylinder
Post by: doreadeal on September 04, 2013, 03:19:57 pm
Sleeve, cylinder, jug, can...select anyone you like :D
Title: Re: 505 piston cylinder
Post by: Cut4fun . on September 04, 2013, 03:25:32 pm
sleeve was a new one for me.   :D :D :D :D  heard them called pots too.
Title: Re: 505 piston cylinder
Post by: doreadeal on September 04, 2013, 03:45:15 pm
Pots? Well then...haha
Title: Re: 505 piston cylinder
Post by: 3000 FPS on September 04, 2013, 10:10:36 pm
I do not know of any after market cylinders or of any swaps like Husky for example that swap over.
Title: Re: 505 piston cylinder
Post by: doreadeal on September 05, 2013, 06:23:29 am
Yeah, the more I look the more it looks like its a used thing only. Ill have to keep my eye out for the once in a while eBay score that someone happened to find on their shelf.
Title: Re: 505 piston cylinder
Post by: Cut4fun . on September 05, 2013, 01:25:57 pm
I bet your cylinder will clean up. Lets see it in pics?
Title: Re: 505 piston cylinder
Post by: doreadeal on September 05, 2013, 03:13:57 pm
Oh you don't understand just how I work, but you will! I don't think there's anything wrong with mine. Before I touch anything, guns, cars, boats...you name it, I like to find out what can and can be done. What's out there to replace what I've f'd up. What can I mod with little concern caused I know I can replace it. Its just how I tick. My goals for the saw are simple. I want something I can pull out from time to time to make stihl husky guys just shake their head. This weekend Im going to make sure the oil pump is good (was a tad light on bar oil) and work more on the build up of the hub the dogs engage on the recoil starter. I built it up enough last weekend for a start, but its Stoll not perfect-little more welding and shaping needed. Once that, oil pump and fuel lines are done (husky 55 coil should be here tomarrow, thanks) ill tune and see if it meets my base expectations. Mods I know are going down are muffler and sometime after that 066 piston. I might have a longer decomp valve this weekend also, to take up some of those threads. Now that I know jugs are rare, I won't be porting and keeping the jug in working condition is paramount. Ill grab some pics of the hub this weekend when I'm done. Also have some cool ideas for the muffler...my miller 330 TIG machine will be getting use!
Title: Re: 505 piston cylinder
Post by: doreadeal on September 05, 2013, 03:49:00 pm
BTW, what chain are you running on your 505? I love the stihl chains but they don't seem to have a comparable size with a 28" bar. I should start buying it by the roll I guess. I put one of Oregons professional full chisel chains, the ones made of D2 steel. We will see if its any better then their other junk.
Title: Re: 505 piston cylinder
Post by: Cut4fun . on September 05, 2013, 03:52:30 pm
I run stihl and oregon = RS RSC LG LGX
Title: Re: 505 piston cylinder
Post by: Cut4fun . on September 05, 2013, 07:26:08 pm
Pots? Well then...haha

Barrel is another one I keep seeing it referred to.
Title: Re: 505 piston cylinder
Post by: 660magnum on September 05, 2013, 09:22:20 pm
I guess it is no worse than calling that thing that sticks out the front of a chainsaw the BLADE. I hear that often
Title: Re: 505 piston cylinder
Post by: 3000 FPS on September 05, 2013, 10:07:47 pm
I guess it is no worse than calling that thing that sticks out the front of a chainsaw the BLADE. I hear that often

Or sword is one I've heard too.
Title: Re: 505 piston cylinder
Post by: doreadeal on September 09, 2013, 05:17:05 pm

Sword? Well that's definitelya new one.
BTW, just for kicks I decided to see if anyone could replate one, this company can for 198$




http://www.usnicom.com/
Title: Re: 505 piston cylinder
Post by: Cut4fun . on September 09, 2013, 05:30:22 pm
Yep,  US Chrome will do  blind cylinders and  Millennium wont do blinds though.   http://www.mt-llc.com/   Just not cost effective IMHO on a work saw but maybe for a collector and the racers.  ;)
Title: Re: 505 piston cylinder
Post by: doreadeal on September 09, 2013, 05:59:00 pm
Agreed on the price. If your really attached to a saw I guess the price isn't bad. I mean I'd pay 200$ for a good working 505, so when I'm done with mine, if somehow the cylinder gets the shaft, I might pay it. I'd definitely look for a donor first though.
Title: Re: 505 piston cylinder
Post by: 3000 FPS on September 09, 2013, 07:19:31 pm
Well if you do get one plated let us know how it turns out.  I for one am interested.
Title: Re: 505 piston cylinder
Post by: Cut4fun . on September 09, 2013, 07:31:33 pm
leeha had a 166 cyl done by US C and said it turned out nice back then.
Title: Re: 505 piston cylinder
Post by: doreadeal on September 09, 2013, 09:51:10 pm
I don't know of any saws, but I do know of a few dirt bikes they have done for a bud of mine, he says they are top notch. I didn't even think of it till he suggested I ask them.