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Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by Big Red Oaks 4 me, Apr 15, 2019.

  1. Big Red Oaks 4 me

    Big Red Oaks 4 me Fun with flying wood chips

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    This has to be the oldest Husky that I have ever had. The darn thing cranks and runs really well, but I just got it, and haven't taken it to the woods yet. Perhaps somebody here can shed a little light on this one for me. For 125.00, I think I did ok. :yes: MVC-001F.JPG MVC-002F.JPG MVC-003F.JPG
     
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    Sam R 8mm Socket

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    Beautiful old saw. Looks similar in size to a Homelite SXL? I don't know Husqvarnas.
     
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    CausticUC Need to fix that pull!

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  4. Big Red Oaks 4 me

    Big Red Oaks 4 me Fun with flying wood chips

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    I'm assuming that it's a 65cc saw. Couldn't find it on Acres, but maybe overlooked it. Probably made to compete with the older XL model Homeys?
     
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    CausticUC Need to fix that pull!

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    It is on Acres, just a matter of interpreting which model number as I am sure you have found.

    If you know how to work with points, you should be good, if not ... either make or buy a diagnostic light. It will save you a lot of time, especially if you have it before you need it.
     
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    http://www.acresinternet.com/cscc.n...c2f7324150e3621888256b38000b46e7?OpenDocument

    http://www.husqvarna.com/ddoc/HUSI/HUSI1974_AAaa/HUSI1974_AAaa_I7400005_.pdf

    https://www.arboristsite.com/community/threads/husqvarna-l-65.253989/



    Erik
     
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  7. Big Red Oaks 4 me

    Big Red Oaks 4 me Fun with flying wood chips

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    Big Red Oaks 4 me Fun with flying wood chips

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    This saw is an ASS! Says so on the tag. :laugh:
     
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    These have been showing up lately either whole running or for parts. How are these dated?
    If I remember correctly there’s no anti vibration on these saws? I remember my hands cramping up very well in the early days. You youngsters have it made today.
     
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    jltrent ArboristSite Operative

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    I had one with the chain brake. They must have been rare as I sold the chain brake for right at what you gave. Also parted out the rest of the saw and still have parts left for easily over $300.
     
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    I have a 380 husky it’s got compression and ignition she should run, that’s my oldest one and a 240S patricia. Projects on the back burner.
     
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    A horses ass? Or a jack ass?
     
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    Big Red Oaks 4 me Fun with flying wood chips

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    Good question, but obviously, the maker of this saw knew what was going to be running it after I got it. :laugh:
     
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    Yep ,an old 65l first mass marketed saw in North america
    for husky .Made in yugoslavia .Both the 65,and 77l produced
    You have the 480cd Bill that is the 77l with CD discharge ignition
    the saws were slow and heavy but torque was there huckleberry
     
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    CausticUC Need to fix that pull!

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    New world thought on an old world convention.

    Practica 65 ASS - as in basic Assembly method (or plan/document/partslist/assembly) 65

    Sort of an ancient way of saying model, version, or series. Old school way of giving a worker a tag that tells them what to build rather than a form or production list. There is a good chance this was built by one person rather than an assembly line.
     
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    i have a husky 77l, very similar saw to this but 12cc bigger (not trying to start a **** measuring contest)
    hard to find those old saws with chainbrakes but the did make them so you know you have an even older saw when there is no chainbrake
     
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    farmer steve outstanding in my field, 5150

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    Maybe @SawTroll can shed some light on this saw.
     
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    CausticUC Need to fix that pull!

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    He did in the link I posted above from another thread about this same saw number.
     
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    This link may help some; http://www.barrettsmallengine.com/husqvarna/65chainsaw.html

    The model was made in Sweden from 1968 as far as I know, and production transferred to the TOMOS factory in Yugoslavia around 1974.

    As the saw in question has no reference to TOMOS or Yugoslavia on the tag, I assume that it is one of the older Swedish made ones.
     
  20. Big Red Oaks 4 me

    Big Red Oaks 4 me Fun with flying wood chips

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    Thanks to all of you for those informative posts. I love Husqvarnas, so that makes this old one more "special". I've had many Stihls, but somehow, my keepers are all Huskys. :)
     
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