Remove the bolt, at the bottom of the threaded boss there is either a small port or not. If no port, then it is an early PM800 or PM8200. A PM800 has eight bolts attaching the cylinder half to the oil tank half (4 are inside the tank) .A PM8200 has six bolts (4 inside the tank and two outside dead center top and bottom).I noticed that also. I also cant tell if the DCV hole is there and open or if is plugged or not there. Someone mentioned a PM8200 block not having a DCV but the ones I have seen are bolted, but the threaded hole is still there. This could be a "patches" saw, pieced together. Regardless, is she's got good compression she can be made a running pretty easy. I like to see these old girls rescued and restored!
The McCulloch Publication Guide is your best resource for dating McCulloch saws and other equipment. The latest one I have in electronic format only goes to 1998. I should probably start charging for this kind of information...Has anyone ever come up with a chart or some other graphic showing the timeline/evolution/families of McCulloch chainsaws?
Thanks - I downloaded it before you change your mind.The McCulloch Publication Guide is your best resource for dating McCulloch saws and other equipment. The latest one I have in electronic format only goes to 1998. I should probably start charging for this kind of information...
McCulloch filed Chapter 11 in January 1999,not 1992.I bought my first Mac new,a PM610 in summer 1992.Thanks for pointing that out to me Mark.I always thought the late model saws were made by Jenn Feng.I do know they took over the Mac name around 2000.I was told that Mac filed bankruptcy in '92,so from '92-2000 who was minding the store?
Wow. That's a real bummer when you stop to think about it. Just think what we go through trying to locate certain parts,even common ones and so much just gone.I heard similar stories about parts for old cars,tractors,motorcycles,wood/metalworking machinery when certain companies went under/models discontinued etc.Though in lots of cases with them,the parts went to scrap because of their larger size or material.I've heard there was a lot of stuff at the auction that didn't get sold & went to a landfill according to Bob.I don't know how true it is though.If it is true,being in a dry climate,that stuff would be as good as the day it was buried.We'd just need top find out where the landfill is.Lol I read an article back about 25 yrs.ago that a landfill near the Phoenix area was dug up for some reason & they found newspapers dated from 1960 that were just as crisp & new looking as the day they were printed.
BTW ThistleA I believe you too that Mac filed for bankruptcy in '99,not '92.