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KW83

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I guess I'll try this question here first. Did any of the Disston military saws have an air filter on them? I ask because I picked up a KB7-b(which I should post pictures of) and there is O.D. paint under the orange on the air filter. Doesn't make any difference to me, I just would like to know.
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I guess I'll try this question here first. Did any of the Disston military saws have an air filter on them? I ask because I picked up a KB7-b(which I should post pictures of) and there is O.D. paint under the orange on the air filter. Doesn't make any difference to me, I just would like to know.
Thanks
The zinc chromate primer that was used under the orange is similar to OD green.

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I got another question. My one KB7-B has 75059 in the date box, what's that mean. I speculate but would like to know. On another note I just got my new KB7-B running. The previous owners were not sure how long it sat without running. It fired on 4 pulls and idles pretty good. We'll see if it will run when I try it after supper. Thanks all.
 
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I picked up this KB7-B from the son of an old Homelite dealer. He took it in trade for a Homelite in the mid 60's and it sat untouched since then. I replaced the fuel filter and cleaned up the magneto and points and fired it up. It came with the original filter cleaning brush.



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I picked up this KB7-B from the son of an old Homelite dealer. He took it in trade for a Homelite in the mid 60's and it sat untouched since then. I replaced the fuel filter and cleaned up the magneto and points and fired it up. It came with the original filter cleaning brush.



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That thing is in sweet shape. My Great Grandfather's KB7-b is in that kind of shape. You scored a chipper chain too. Those things make impressive chips. These saws do have a fuel filter(element) in the tank. You have to remove the valve assembly on the bottom. If you don't have a manual there are KB7-b manuals on evil-bay and are very useful. The pictures in it are fun too. I bought a KB7-b and a KB7-AY this year and got both running after about 50 years of not running. Those old engines are incredible. Enjoy it and saw something.
 
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Hi, has anyone got PD IEL super twin parts? Its so close to being a runner but just needs a few parts. It was saved from going in the scrap pile. At this stage i need a flywheel and starter assembly. Any help would be appreciated

Caleb
 
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