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svk

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Hey Ed. That was a little joke. Steve said he got rid of all his saws and was now collecting cast iron cookware. But, when that old chainsaw bug bights, you can't get them out of your system.
I just saw this now and am laughing. Darn thread notifications don’t show on some of these.
 
Marine-piper

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I have a 1955 IEL Pioneer HB that I'm tearing down now. The saw had a full tank of fuel left in it that turned to a semi soild state so I filled it with acetone and left it for a few weeks and it cleared it up completely.



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xl130

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It was well cared for from what I can tell. The ignition still works. I was able to get it to fire off of a prime. The carburetor is in need of a rebuild for sure, but hopefully that’s it. I’m sure there will be some surprises.

I’ve never owned a gear drive or worked on a saw this old before. I’ve tinkered mostly with Homelite and Pioneer from the 70’s. I’ve got some learning to do...

I just stared at it for a couple days trying to just figure out what and where everything was. Lol!

Well unfortunately I have a bit more work than just pulling the carb. Top end is roasted. That’s probably why it’s in good condition. Probably been sitting on a shelf for decades now.

Are Piston and rings for a Tecumseh AH47 still available? I think that was a very common engine so I would assume it would be relatively easy to find a piston set.

I did a bit of searching on EBay and other platforms but I’m not sure of the part numbers. I have an IPL that lists the piston as 310 177, but I’m not able to find anything with that part number. Does anyone know where I could find a piston set?
 
PogoInTheWoods

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The PP AH47 was used on numerous saws of the era and can be found in old barns all across North America. David Bradley (Sears) saws probably used more than anyone else and would be another source for top end parts, though there are variants to consider. Googling 'David Bradley' will bring up a few more angles for you to pursue along with additional leads to more AH47 history and info in general.

Power Products became Tecumseh, so searching with that in mind may also be helpful. Then there's always 'old Sears chainsaw' on Craigslist or FaceBook. 'Course that may lead to a whole other bag o' snakes. LOL
 
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Well unfortunately I have a bit more work than just pulling the carb. Top end is roasted. That’s probably why it’s in good condition. Probably been sitting on a shelf for decades now.

Are Piston and rings for a Tecumseh AH47 still available? I think that was a very common engine so I would assume it would be relatively easy to find a piston set.

I did a bit of searching on EBay and other platforms but I’m not sure of the part numbers. I have an IPL that lists the piston as 310 177, but I’m not able to find anything with that part number. Does anyone know where I could find a piston set?
Try here,they're fairly cheap:https://www.smallenginesprodealer.com/
 
jngre

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c'mon guys let's see em, talk about em, or whatever. I just love em! :rockn:


I just got running a Mcculloch I found in an estate sale. But, no label or tags.
What model and year is it?

Mcculloch chain saw.
14" blade guide
model? no tag or stamping that i could find.
year?
gas and filter cover are on top center
color: yellow
black side covers
black handle
carb: SDC
14" chain guide/bar
spark plug: champion cj8
bar & plug tool: 1/2" x 3/4"
DSP button.

I need a user manual.
The saw runs but I know nothing about it.
What is the DSP button for?
 

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ML12

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I just got running a Mcculloch I found in an estate sale. But, no label or tags.
What model and year is it?

Mcculloch chain saw.
14" blade guide
model? no tag or stamping that i could find.
year?
gas and filter cover are on top center
color: yellow
black side covers
black handle
carb: SDC
14" chain guide/bar
spark plug: champion cj8
bar & plug tool: 1/2" x 3/4"
DSP button.

I need a user manual.
The saw runs but I know nothing about it.
What is the DSP button for?
70cc saw at most, note the lack of anti-vibe
 
McCullochKid

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Not sure where the best place for this is, so I'm going to try this thread.
So, I'm back at it again with an oddity that popped up near me for only $25. A Sears D-49. Described as having compression, and that's about it. Looked quite rough in the photos. I like the boxy look though.
Even so, I felt that I should pick it up, which I did today. Turned out to be in surprisingly better condition than I expected, and even more surprising was that it fired right off with a prime. Compression feels strong. Spark plug looked perfect prior to attempting to start it too. It could very well be that all this needs is the carb cleaned out with a new kit and probably new fuel line too.
I haven't been able to find much information at all on this saw besides that its supposedly 80cc... The compression definitely feels like 80cc at least lol. Any ideas who may have made this saw for Sears?

Anyway, have some pics. Was this a good find for $25?
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Gave the bar a quick scrub and its first hourly grease in who knows how many years. How big of a bar can this saw handle?
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edju1958

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From what I could research it also went by a Sears model 917.63205.There's a little info on it on Mike Acres' site - Chainsaw Collectors Corner.com.I have no idea as to who made this saw for Sears,but I'm going to guess Roper.
 
McCullochKid

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Got out and made a quick video since it's a beautiful(yet very windy) day.
Having a little fresh fuel in the system overnight must have done something, because when I checked it out today the saw can now reliably start on a few pulls with the choke on, no need for priming.
It's still obviously in need of some love and care though. Usually need to hit the throttle every few seconds to keep it going, though there's times like in the video here where it will idle on its own for up to a few minutes before it eventually bogs down and needs another hit of throttle or it dies.
Also, this carburetor confuses me. Am I seeing two fuel and two oil lines going on here? I also had a minor incident when I turned that thumb screw on the left side of the case that says "<-- Open".
I thought this looked like it was to control the flow of bar oil, but the moment I started turning it while the saw was running it immediately got stuck WOT. I had to quickly hit the off switch to make it stop. Odd.
Anyway, here's the video. It's running a bit lean, right?
 
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