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Discussion in 'Chainsaws' started by FLchainsawJoe, Mar 17, 2019.

  1. FLchainsawJoe

    FLchainsawJoe ArboristSite Guru

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    Have owned many muscle saws but still no American made ones. Interested in saws from the 70/80s. Mcculloch 797 and CP/SP125 or Homelites like the 650/750. No gear drive though. Looking for speed in wood. Let me know what you have? Thanks.
     
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    So your getting rid of the baby saws and getting big ones :surprised3:.
     
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    FLchainsawJoe ArboristSite Guru

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    More like the baby saws need parents :laugh:
     
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    Homelite 750 & Speed doesn’t belong in the same discussion.

    Great saws, but fast they aren’t.


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    I liked that Japanese muscle he had :sweet:.
    I guess fast in 50" wood may be a better way to state it lol.
     
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    Everything I run these days of that size gets compared to it & Nephew Johnny Red’s or Uncle Lee’s 125s.

    Nothing else comes close except for Ported 88s & Ported 090s.

    That’s how those Echos & McCullochs came out of the box.


    Those 166 Dollys are nice too: especially Uncle Lee’s Big Bore.
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    Haven’t seen a 750 run in person but looked impressive in videos online with a “turbo” like whistle to it. What rpm does a Mcculloch 125 run at, stock? I know the 101 cart ones are fast.
     
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    Caption: Move your ass nephew. Small saws with little beards in the back!!!
     
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    Nephew has grown his out after that pic.

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    I’ll be honest my Homelite 750 was quite a bit more impressive than my SP125 stock for stock. Haven’t had a chance to run my 101 kart saw to compare just yet.


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    How did you mount the 101 engine?
     
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    Asking for q friend lol
     
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    A 101 mounts up the same as a 125 shortblock. The only mod I've had to do when installing a 101 is to drill the crankcase for the oil pump pushed to pass through.
     
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    125's are better work saws with,
    long, 50+ inch, bars than 750's. The 750 has more speed, especially having the WB carbs. Put a WB on a 125 and see what happens? The 125 has more torque which is much better for long bar, old growth, work. The 750 performs much more like an 088 than an old school saw. I found the 750 to be a good & fast 36 - 42 inch bar saw. But to me, I'd much prefer a "P" series 6 cube for those bar lengths in that era.
     
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    I guess i was asking about the mc20 engine i got the kart engine mixed up
     
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    All this talk is getting me excited. Going to help a friend 2 weeks from now clear 3 acres of oak trees. Hoping to bring an American muscle saw along. Can do cash or trade.
    ***I see a couple homelite 8800 on the bay. Any experience with these saws?***
     
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    Hmmm i have a 650 super not really considering selling it but if the offer is right i might let it g0.
     
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    PM me some pics
     
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    Did you checkout Facebook to see how these saw cut. Some have torque but no speed. Checkout buckinbillrays old muscle saws there reworked I think.
     

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