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Stihl / Re: 024 rebuild top end
« Last post by leec on September 22, 2018, 10:20:56 pm »
OK folks I got it figured and new carb installed too late to test.
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Stihl / Re: 024 rebuild top end
« Last post by leec on September 22, 2018, 03:37:36 pm »
Help Needed

Saw now wont start so ordered a new carb along with the proper air filter with tab. So how does the carb come off? I can't seem to manage to disconnect the throttle rod which is holding the carb on the saw. Almost the same price as a carb kit!!!
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Stihl / Re: Stihl 026
« Last post by leec on September 22, 2018, 03:23:47 pm »
Help please!
Trying to remove the carb on my 024/6. The throttle rod seems to stop the removal. Do you have to take the handle off?
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McCulloch / Re: The chainsaw man Heimann plans to launch museum
« Last post by Cut4fun . on September 21, 2018, 10:03:28 am »
another spot to go on the bucket list any chance of posting up the full story I can not access it cheers

This is all I can copy from the link for you.  They want 20 for 3 months to read full story. Not happening here.


The chainsaw man: Heimann plans to launch museum, workshop in Dike
Submitted by admin on Tue, 09/18/2018 - 5:22pm

Mark Heimann of Dike (pictured) owns a collection of over 350 chainsaws, most of them McCulloch, and keeps them in his garage. Sometime in the near future, he plans to open a museum and workshop downtown. (Robert Maharry/The Grundy Register photo)
By
Robert Maharry

When Mark Heimann tells people about his passion, he admits that he gets a few funny looks at first. But you’d be surprised, he adds, how many kindred spirits are out there.

           

“Most of the time people say, ‘I don’t know anybody else who has that hobby,’” he said. “But from time to time, I’ll mention it to somebody, and they’ll say ‘Oh, you need to go see (someone they know).’”

           

Heimann, who moved to Dike 40 years ago and still calls it home today, has amassed a collection of 350 chainsaws—primarily the McCulloch brand—and looks for differences between makes and models that only an expert could possibly notice. Sometime in the near future, he plans to move them out of his garage and into a new museum at the corner of State and Main Street to show off what he has and teach youngsters who are interested in woodcutting and woodworking.

           

After a stint as a shop teacher, Heimann went to briefly work at John Deere and then Roskamp in Waterloo from 1982 until his retirement in April—to “pay the bills and put food on the table,” as he tells it—and bought a new Johnsrud saw that would end up lasting him over 25 years. When it finally failed in the early 2000s, he went on the Internet, at the time still an emerging phenomenon, to look for assistance with fixing it, and Heimann discovered a community of enthusiasts.

           

“It reminded me (that) ‘You used to have McCulloch saws,’” he said. “It just got to the point where I had a little time, I had a little bit of disposable income, and I wanted to get a saw like I used to have.”

           

There are practical applications as well. The Heimanns use firewood for heating, and their son Josh is now a cabinetmaker with Birch Cabinets in Waterloo.

           

“We always cut wood growing up... I picked up a saw when I was 12 or 14 years old,” Josh said. “(Dad) was always there to answer questions if I had any issues.”

 

Read the full story in this week's Grundy Register. Subscribe by calling (319) 824-6958 or clicking here.
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McCulloch / Re: The chainsaw man Heimann plans to launch museum
« Last post by pete on September 21, 2018, 08:51:43 am »
another spot to go on the bucket list any chance of posting up the full story I can not access it cheers
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Echo / Re: Echo CS-2511T
« Last post by mountainlake on September 21, 2018, 06:07:43 am »
 Nice vid,  I've sold a lot of Echo saws to people that ran Stihl and Husky saws.   Steve
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Stihl / Re: MS 271 Cylinder Piston Kit
« Last post by Cut4fun . on September 20, 2018, 04:08:33 pm »
261 and 271 cylinder not the same.

271 can be taken up to the bigger bore 291. Share same chassis.

159 for p+c and crank from new saw. Seller is fish from KY and honest seller.  https://www.ebay.com/itm/Stihl-MS271-Piston-w-Cylinder-crankshaft-OEM-off-New-Saw-non-EZ-Start-version/192663263118?hash=item2cdba0178e:g:yhAAAOSwXY5ZV0sE:sc:USPSPriority!44833!US!-1
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McCulloch / Re: The chainsaw man Heimann plans to launch museum
« Last post by Cut4fun . on September 20, 2018, 03:20:45 pm »
@heimannm    8) Good Luck 
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Stihl / MS 271 Cylinder Piston Kit
« Last post by ohmoxide on September 20, 2018, 01:36:59 pm »
1st post, I somehow failed to add oil to my 2 cycle gas can and destroyed my new MS 271 cylinder and piston.  :-\

The local Stihl dealer wants about $300 to replace the cylinder and piston, seems excessive.

I  am able to find an aftermarket piston for about $30 bucks, but not a cylinder.

I am seeing a lot of aftermarket cylinder piston kits for many other models in the $40 range, all with great reviews.

Anyone know where I can get a cylinder to fit this MS 271?

On one site it looked like the MS 261 and MS 271 used the same cylinder, is this true?

Cheer,
-Rob
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