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rarefish383

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Posted a while back in the You Suck thread Nine Saws I picked up. Tried to post the quote here but failed. Anyway, the Super EZ I finally got around to this week. Cleaned it up, pulled the carb apart -Fuel pump diaphragm was a little stiff and probably needs replacement, metering diaphragm was super soft and perfect. Soaked the pumper in some brake fluid and worked the little tabs backnforth a bit and put it back together. Fuel lines look soft/pliable so didn't mess with them, blew out the air filter and shined the plug. Rewound the starter cord a little tighter. Fuel looked good but removed it anyway. Fresh fuel, primed the carb with direct injection, choke, pull it, running and idling. Need to pick up 2 starter cover bolts and one bar cover bolt and sharpen chain. What a cool little saw, I like it.
Here some pics if you're still here:
I never notice until I saw your pictures. When you said you rewound the cord to tighten it up a little. All of my Ez's and Super EZ's have two small screws on the plate with the EZ logo. You can take those screw out and just turn that plate to tighten up the spring. I've bought a couple of them and the emblem was upside down. The first one, I thought someone put a new decal on it, up side down, I don't see those screws in your pics.
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I'm not too active in the homelite department but I thought I would share this with you folks. I picked up a super beat up 775D awhile back from a guy I get parts from and decided to bring it back to life. Ended up doing a full overhaul on it and although I still have to address the mag rot it is at least running now. It runs well too, such a distinct sound! It's sure as hell not going to win a beauty pagent though...well it might if its an ugly duckling pageant.
It's spent its whole life here in north Idaho as a logging saw. Hopefully you're getting the picture, it's been rode hard and took a lot of work to get going again but I feel it was worth the effort. There's a lot of history behind the saw, it tells a story and since I've lived here in north Idaho my entire life I feel a little connected to it. I'm going to put a bar on it and do a few cuts soon. I'm almost disappointed that I'm finished. It was a fun rebuild and good learning experience. I have a model 5-20 that I'm going to have to tackle here soon!

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cbfarmall

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I'm not too active in the homelite department but I thought I would share this with you folks. I picked up a super beat up 775D awhile back from a guy I get parts from and decided to bring it back to life. Ended up doing a full overhaul on it and although I still have to address the mag rot it is at least running now. It runs well too, such a distinct sound! It's sure as hell not going to win a beauty pagent though...well it might if its an ugly duckling pageant.
It's spent its whole life here in north Idaho as a logging saw. Hopefully you're getting the picture, it's been rode hard and took a lot of work to get going again but I feel it was worth the effort. There's a lot of history behind the saw, it tells a story and since I've lived here in north Idaho my entire life I feel a little connected to it. I'm going to put a bar on it and do a few cuts soon. I'm almost disappointed that I'm finished. It was a fun rebuild and good learning experience. I have a model 5-20 that I'm going to have to tackle here soon!

Video https://drive.google.com/file/d/1S8RhO9e9SUZxMvoQP3rFSzz53bfmHJeO/view?usp=drivesdk
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The 775D is a good saw. You need the 775G now.
 
cbfarmall

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My 770G is a beast too and pull it does.
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Pretty much the same saw as a 775, with small styling changes. Looks like you need a cylinder cover.

As far as I'm concerned this series of saws peaked with the 775s. The Super wiz saws that followed were just cosmetic updates to keep the series selling. The engine didn't really change.

Chris B.
 
Marine-piper

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I in fact do need a cylinder shield if you happen to have one just laying around doing nothing.

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Marine-piper

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Definitely a bit cumbersome but a real beast. I can't wait for my 1130G to be finished so I can run her through her paces.

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rarefish383

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Definitely a bit cumbersome but a real beast. I can't wait for my 1130G to be finished so I can run her through her paces.

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Wish I had pics of Doug's big brother, the early Super 1050 with the Tilly carb. I had him hanging on my climbing belt many times. I was having real separation withdrawl syndrome in that big empty space where Doug used to sleep, but, now a 770G took his bunk, and all is well.
 
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