A neighbor heard that I play around with chainsaws so offered me this Poulan 45 that I just couldn't resist. I haven't started cleaning it up or anything yet but wanted to share the abuse it took with you all with hopes there might be some suggestions on how to proceed cleaning it up and getting it into running condition?
It is a a Poulan 45 made only one year 1963-64 and 82cc.
Here it is beside my Stihl Contra 106cc to show its size.
Both the chain and bar appear to be original but in obvious bad shape...It doesn't look to me that the rakers were ever filed down despite the teeth being sharpened to the point that there is hardly any tooth left.
But here is the most interesting thing about this saw. Note the lack of a screen on the muffler! I can only imagine the owner gained some power by removing the screen from the front of the muffler.
So here's what the exhaust port looks like once the muffler is removed! Any advice on cleaning it - tooth picks, metal picks ??? I assume it is carboned up with saw dust. The piston and cylinder don't look scored - what little of them I can see through the carbon!!!
Any advice on making a new muffler cover or is there a source of another cover. The other problem the saw has is that the rewind mechanism seems to be broken. I can rewind the starting rope and it will turn the cylinder over but then stays out.
Any advice will be greatly appreciated and thanks...Carl