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  1. cgraham1

    cgraham1 I feel old

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    I found a couple of old saws in the back of the shop today at work. The boss said I could have this one...:cool:
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    The other one was a Poulan 245.
     
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    That looks to be a diamond in the rough. Nice find!
     
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    GeeVee East Coast Champion

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    Yes, thanks I'd like a free P60...
     
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    Go back and get the 245!

    Then, you will qualify for a double Suck!
     
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    Stand back this one is gonna blow ... Major vacuum leak here... Like watching a softball go threw 100' of garden hose...Pop At any rate well done and its free so that's good one less thing
     
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    You suck for sure
     
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    redfin Fish & Chips!!!

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    Nice looker.
     
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    kz1000 fixumologist

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    I'm here cause someone was giving away a P60-----you suck. (smiley face looking green thing)
     
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    Great catch. I bet it will clean up nice. Let's see some pics when it is up and running. Also,that thing will handle a much longer bar if you wanted.
     
  10. cgraham1

    cgraham1 I feel old

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    Hard to tell from the pics, but it's actually in pretty good condition. I'll get it cleaned up and take a better pic! The Poulan is supposed to run good, but I guess he dropped it at some point and cracked the gas tank. I may just clean it up and see. He was talking about giving it to his son-in-law so he wouldn't have to borrow a saw anymore. We'll see, I may just end up with it anyways!
     
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    Guido Salvage Supreme Saw Whoreder

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    The "cracked" tank may just be a bad top cover.
     
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    cgraham1 I feel old

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    Here's a couple of the Poulan...
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    cgraham1 I feel old

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    Well, I got the P60 pretty well cleaned up. I'll try and start it up tomorrow! Do I need to run my fuel mix 25:1 on this saw? Thanks!
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    32-40:1 will be fine.
     
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    Nice saw, Clint. It did clean up very well. I was given a P45 that only needed the fuel changed out.
     
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    cgraham1 I feel old

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    Well, I fueled it up and couldn't get it to fire. When I pulled the muffler, the piston looked good. He said it was running, but that was several years ago. I may need to clean the carb? It had some nasty old gas in it, who knows for how long? Is there something simple that I missed? Thanks! Here's a pic of the Poulan... image.jpg
     

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    Here's a little tip- when trying to get a saw to run that hasn't been run in a while or it is not known whether it will run, dribble a little gas in the intake and see if it will hit. I do that to save having to dump a bunch of fuel out.
     
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    I'll try that! Thanks
     
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    nstueve Makita Freak!

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    Check both your fuel lines. the remove from either side of the gas tank on a double fuel line nipple. Mine were very hard and brittle. Replace fuel filter and check for the dreaded oil/gas separator plate to make sure it's still in tact. Some times it falls out with age and the bar oil will run into the gas and vice versa.

    I know these were the predecessors to the 655/655BP so you might want to check for a 3 transfer port that is called the boost port (thus the BP in 655BP). You can see it if the muffler is off and the piston is down. I own two 655's that aren't marked BP but have the boost port. I don't know if the P60's came with a boost port or not but you never know when a top end could have been swapped.

    Which model number carb did you get in the P60?
     
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    nstueve Makita Freak!

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    I use a oil squirter can to shoot 40:1 into carbs to see if they pop. Cheap at the farm saw.
     

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