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Stihl Contra/Lightning on ebay

Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by nicklt040, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. nicklt040

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    I've been watching it for several days now. I'm all bought out for now though.
     
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    Come on Brad...that would be a nice one for you to build another shelf for.
     
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    It would need a whole shelf to itself wouldn't it. Probably deserves it too.
     
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    what would be the most you would pay for it? I woul dlike to have a saw taht big. Its a real relic too.
     
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    Bill G and Hoss seem to be the big saw guys around here. Maybe they can give their input.
     
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    Well, the Contra/Lightning is probably the more collectable of the two, but unless it is a Contra S (the most rare) then the 090 is much bigger (137cc 13hp vs 106cc 7hp "rated") and almost as collectable. I use all my stuff in a rotation so I prefer the 090 myself. I had a contra that ran good but was missing the top cover. I tried it with a 32" .404 bar and though it was strong (read torquey), it was no 090. I ended up pirating a few small parts from it to finish my first 090, later I gave the Contra to Thall, who wants to restore it to iy's original glory. I believe that there is no stock saw that will pull a long (50"+) bar through big hardwood like the 090 and I own most of the big famous stuff you hear about.
     
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    All the large saws are nice. Among the hundreds of saws here there is quite a few large ones, (Stihl 090's 090G's Contra's), (Mac 125),Homelite 2100's, 3100G's 750's) and numerous large 2 mans.

    Bill
     
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    If you put the Contra S jug and piston on the Contra it will come alive. I think somewhere on AS is a picture I took awhile back of a few I have.

    Bill
     
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    Hey Bill, you don't happen to have an extra 090g gear box lyin around that you'd be willing to part with do ya? I don't have a 2100super or 3100 homelite yet, but am on the prowl. As I understand it the 2100 super is a REAL strong saw. I just got all the parts i need to rebuild a 9-23. man 100cc big-ol domed piston and a big reed cage sorta makes it easy to believe the 9hp claim. With the new rings the compression is very strong. I still gotta replace a reed that had a hole in it, then I can reassemble and play. I put a .404 rim drive from a C-51 on so I can use a modern sprocket tip bar and common chain.
     

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