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Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by dff110, Nov 8, 2011.

  1. dff110

    dff110 ArboristSite Operative

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    My Grandfather recently passed away, and I inherited his old Remington chain saws. 3 of them that have not been run in some time.

    Remington Powerlite PL-4

    Remington Mighty Mite Featherweight 2.1 CI

    Remington Super 990

    All 3 saws were used, but still look to be in fairly decent shape for their age. The last I can remember, all of them were in running condition, but have not been run in probably 10 years.
    I have read that they are great saws, and I was looking to purchase one anyway, So I would like to fix them up. I have spent two days trying to dig up research on these saws with little luck. I saw many posts from this forum, so I figured I would give it a try.

    I'm looking for some service manuals, Parts breakdowns, and some tips on how to properly restore these saws.

    If needed, I can upload pictures of each, and the serial numbers on the PL-4 and super 990. The might mite has no tag on it that I can find.

    Thanks in advance for all of your help.
     
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    madhatte It's The Water

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    Pics!!!!
     
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    struggle Got stumps?

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    Welcome to the AS,

    Now for the house rules, pictures or they do not exist

    Lots of very knowledgeable people here on the saws you are talking about. I would not be one of them though as I have no Remys:(
     
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    There is lots of parts for the Mighty Mite on evilbay but not so much for the PL-4 or 990.
     
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    Remington three saw plan.
     
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    Two out of three ain't bad..........just ship me the 990, it is only dragging the value of the other two down :biggrin:

    Thanks for the pics. What are your plans? You going to restore them, just cut wood, or display them?
     
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    Well first I do want to restore them. But I personally don't see the point in restoring something to just use as a show piece. They will get used I'm sure of that. That does lead me to one question though, While I'm restoring them, I had thought about putting on a new coat of matching paint. Is this a good idea, or does it drop the value?
     
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    I prefer them clean, and unpainted. Let them show their battle scars!
     
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    Forget the mitey mite, unless it has some crazy sentimental value. That 990 will do just fine with a little elbow grease. It'll look good that way, kinda earned it's scares so to say. The Pl-4, well.... not a ton of value there(even if it was pristine), that might make a good paint job. A good paint job, done right with proper paint can add value to any saw. Done badly, and the value drops twice as fast.
    Clean them up and post them in the Remington thread(you'll get more direct help there). The 990 deserves to get a proper going over before it sees any wood. Like you said, they have sat a long time. So it will be fuel lines and a look into the carb. If you keep posting the pics, the Remington Nuts will walk you thru it.

    Good Luck
     
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    I say this with the best of intentions - Not knowing your mechanical skills or experience with a chainsaw....just a suggestion.... consider selling these and buy a modern saw with chain brake - something lighter and easier to start that has replacement parts available. (FWIW - I'm not interested) I love resurrecting old saws but will turn to something more modern if there is real work to do.

    If you have experience in both areas, by all means get into these and restore them to good working order and enjoy using them - carefully. That 990 should turn out great. And don't forget pics!
     
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    Thank You everyone for the help so far. I'm certainly no expert on repairing chainsaws like all of you, but I'm a Mechanical Engineer, and my farther went to school to work on two stroke engines. Also, everyone can stop the PM's about buying the Super 990 please, It has sentimental value, and I will be holding onto all 3 saws for a very long time.

    I'm going to start off small with this, and work my way up. I will hopefully have time to tear into the Mighty Mite this weekend. I already have a parts saw for this one. So hopefully with a good cleaning, and maybe a carb rebuild kit, it will go smoothly. I will take many pictures and post them on here. Along with many more questions I'm sure.

    Thanks Again,
    Dustin
     
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    Ha! Another M.E.. I spent thirty years in plant engineering. Most of the time had to figure out what's broke and how to fix it. Spent lots of time finding repair parts for obsolete (built back in the 1930's) machinery in the wire rope industry. Lots of reverse engineering.

    Old chainsaws resemble a lot of what I did before retirement.

    Yup, the P.M.s about buying are sometimes rude. Just delete them.
     
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    I'm glad you will be hanging onto them and restoring. It's really rewarding - more so in your case since they've been in the family. Remember to take lots of before and after photos - we love to see them. And if I can offer assistance in any way, don't hesitate to PM me.
     
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    :laugh: Just curious, how many offers have you received? I knew it wouldn't be long before the CAD-infected vultures :D started circling.
     
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    [SUB]I believe I had 3 offers within 10 minutes of making the post. Then another 4 since. All has stopped since I asked about it.

    onto better things though. I still need service manual and parts brake down for the mighty mite. And for the 990 if there are any. Haha

    Are there carb rebuild kits available for these saws? I found a few possible sites with them. But it looks like I need the make and model off of the carb. I am very excited to get started on these soon.[/SUB]
     

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