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CAD strikes AOD - New (2me) Tophandle!

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  1. AOD

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    Craigslist score! Got me a sweet Solo 633 tophandle saw WITH modded muffler for $100!

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    Note muffler mod (circled) of copper pipe brazed over muffler outlet. The kill switch doesn't work, but I bet I can fix that, choking it to kill it makes it tricky to start cold. It also has an accelerating idle, if it is idling while I am using it it keeps speeding up. I think whoever modded the muffler didn't re-tune the carb properly, I sure hope it isn't crank seals.

    Either way, a sweet saw for $100!
     
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    Looks like it's in really good condition.
     
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    AOD...was going to tell you about that one when I seen it on CL...next thing I know it was gone. Good find...almost compares to the 2 - 637 Solo tophandles I got for 60 bucks...yeppers 60 for the pair.
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    Geeze, way to make me feel bad!

    I was actually shocked I was able to get it, I thought for sure somebody would snatch that up almost instantly.

    Anyone know who sells parts for these? I am thinking it might need a carb kit, the dude said it had some bad gas in it not long ago.
     
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    You can order any part you need directly from Solo...go to the solo site and they have contact info for parts. They were extremely helpful and all I needed was a oil cap.
    Hey I didn't mean to make ya feel bad...I did need to get bar/chain for both.
     
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    Thats good I can get parts directly from them, the nearest dealer is outside of Lansing.

    Two of them for $60 is awesome, even without bars. Any pro saw with a muffler mod for $100 is a good deal
     
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    I like the looks of that muff mod...thinkin I need to learn how to braze copper.
     
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    Yeah it's pretty unique. He even put a chunk of screen in there to stop sparks.

    I am wondering what he brazed it with and how high of a temps it can take. I know SilFlos (15% silver) brazing rod melts at over 800° but is only used to braze copper to copper, not copper to steel. I doubt it was silver soldered, and silver solder can't take that kind of heat, maybe some sort of specialized coated brazing rod.
     
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    Nice finds AOD and Bowtech. Its nice to see different brand saws. Ive never seen a Solo in person.:cheers:
     
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    It's a cool saw. I really like the power at high RPM's, like a wood lazer. I was messing around cutting up some dead pine in the woods, it was almost scary fast. Still gotta fix the funny idling problem and richen the high side up a tad.
     
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    I was gonna take her out and tweak a little bit, as well as mess with the 200T that someone gave me to tune up, but now it's cold and rainy, bah!
     
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    AOD be curious as to what ya think of it compared to the 200T...never had the chance to run one. CC's on yours is 33? The one's I have are 37cc and I thought the same thing (much b/c of hand position required w/ T-handle), scary fast.
    I'm sure that muff mod brings yours up to where these 37cc solo's are runnin.
     
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    Mine claims to be a 36cc, a bit unusual. I bet with the mod it has the po9wer of the 637 and then some. I wanted to fix the kill switch but had a heck of a time getting the handle apart without breaking anything, and it is still doing the funny idle thing where it keeps accelerating at an idle.
     
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    I've never ran the Solo but if it's anything like the 200 than it's one bad dude.
    Congrats, CAD has you, your line up is growing nicely.
     
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    I've run the 192, 200 and 335XPT, and the power of this thing falls between the 335 and the 200. Granted it runs a lot better than a 335. I have;t gone head to head cuttin cookies with a 200 though. It lacks the 200's revs at WOT but those revs drop off alot in the wood. My buddy has a 360t and I've challenged him to a race and I am confident I will smoke him.

    I still would like a 192 someday, the feel and balance of that saw is incredible, even if it lacks the power of other top handles.
     

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