Discussion in 'Chainsaw Stickies' started by FXDL, Mar 8, 2010.
I ordered them through Chainsawr / Sugar Creek Saws
Very nice job on the Strunk! Wonderful really.
Like the car guys would say a bit over restored but make it like you want it. I'll keep a eye out for that spark plug cover, I'll make a bet it will be hard to find as most of those were probably considered a unnecessary pain and were tossed.
yea, I figured they didn't just saw the top off for the fun of it. David Bradley did something very similar as a plug guard but that didn't totally cover the top of the plug.
I've actually considered trying my hand at doing a lost wax casting and make one, but it seems like a lot of farting around.
Joe is Sugar Creek Supply and sells through Chainsawr. Also sells direct and you can save some money that way. Still won't get your order any faster, though! Joe is a busy guy but does nice work. Usually worth the wait. Has been for me the couple of times I've ordered from him.
S.O.B. !! it runs! Actually it popped off fairly easily.
Don't get it dirty!
I am a car guy actually so little chips, flaws, dings bug me.
The whole thing is high temp engine (rattle can) enamel so it's pretty fuel and oil proof.
Well I done went and got'er dirty and it was a blast accept after 3 cuts my arms wanted to fall off . . . .
Finally got around to cleaning up the bar and chain for this one. Turned out ok. Its huge and heavy.
From someone who doesn't know a lot about old saws thank you for saving this saw for us to enjoy, very well done and I hope you have a big smile when you are telling people about it. Can you please tell us about the saw and its history, how many cu in and any other stuff. Thanks again
Another nice job. How did you go about cleaning up the bar and chain?
Thanks for the comments!
All I know about it is from Mike Acre's site. Production started in 1956 and ended ?? Its got a power products 77cc engine with a deflector piston and has a gear drive. The engine runs backwards compared to conventional direct drive saws. Pretty basic construction, casting quality is very good, its running some weird 1/2" pitch chain that has less than 25% life left. Not much wear on the saw overall. Port sizes in the engine are tiny for the displacement, I suspect it is woefully underpowered. I bought it from a small museum that was trying to raise funds/get rid of duplicates/excess equipment. It was very dirty, but mostly complete and turned over with compression when I got it.
I used a knotted wire cup brush on an angle grinder and a lot of patience.... luckily the saw had a scabbard on it, so it was really only light surface rust that had to be removed, there is pitting, but it's not bad. Chain was also in decent shape. Just laid it in the solvent parts cleaner for a couple days then thoroughly brushed it with a stiff wire brush. It has a couple tight links, but nothing frozen.
Thanks again, very interesting
Apologies for dragging out old posts!....But do you have anymore info on that saw?....Did you take the pics?
Cool Video Joe, very nice work
Hi guys,I've got an old Frontier Mark I made by Trail in B.C.sometime back in the '70's.It's only a 2.1 C.I.D.It's in relatively great shape for it's age.I got the saw off Ebay about a yr.ago.A friend of mine came by two weeks ago & set the points & the air gap on the coil,& I had a freshly rebuilt carb that we put on it.I also had a heck of a time hunting down the plastic slide switch.but I was finally successful in getting a few & .installed one on the Mark I.A few pulls & it fired back to life after who knows how many decades of lying dormant.I took the saw out as one of my limbers two days later & I was amazed at how it cut through the dead black cherry.It reminded me of one of my first saws that I bought back in 1982 - a Jonsered 361,which I still have & take out once in a while to do a little cutting with.
couple those here. good lil saws, runnin right. bit of pita to work on imo.
how's the lil rem?
I haven't gotten around to working on the SL-9 Pete.I've had so much going on here with a couple of 610 Macs,then I had a knuckle replacement ten days ago.I sent for the duckbills & just got them the other day,so I have my supplies.Tim was kind enough to send me a real nice detailed IPL to help me out too.
Oh yeah,let's not forget both of my riding mowers went down too.It's just been pure craziness.Lol Actually I think those little Trail saws are very easy to work on.They're a simple saw,not complex in any way.The only issue I have with them is getting the carb,the carb plate,& those two gaskets all lined up properly to get the carb bolts in.I find the smaller Macs a much bigger PITA to work on.
This little Frontier found its way to me last year. Not exactly antique, but definitely rare in my neck o' the woods. Any pics o' that Mark I, Ed?
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