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McCulloch Chain Saws

Discussion in 'Chainsaw Stickies' started by Bruce Hopf, Jun 28, 2008.

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    Old Mac Guy you make me....

    Yellow with envy.

    I would like to get one of the 33's with the "full wrap" style handle. Of course there are a lot of others I would like to get as well, but I figure I have a few good years yet.

    Of course, my collection will not be complete until I have a running BP-1 in the ranks as well.

    I did get my 1-53 this week so the 1-40's and 1-50's are now filled up. I think I know where I can get a 1-60 and a 1-61, already have the 1-62 and 1-63 so I can finish off that series soon as well, I hope. Just need a little more time and $$$.

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    Thanks for the tip, Bruce. I read that a couple places earlier in this thread... May try it on one or two of the old Homelice I fastidiously fire-up fer fire-wood fifth Fridays at five before five fer five furlongs of fir...

    But my Old Mac 2-man's won't get one hour of run-time a year... and I like 'em to look the way Mac made 'em...

    Here's the stinger on my 7-55... I'm lookin' fer four of these type rubber grips... two for the 7-55 and two for one of the 5-49's... the rear handles and stinger on the 99 all have good ones, as do the two handles on the auger attachment. So far, when I show 'em off to visitors, I've been switchin' 'em around... but would like to have three good ones on each Mac...

    Also see the stinger handle for one of the 3-25's... I'll keep it bare metal after I re-paint it. But if that Shimano Cork Tape can be put onto gloves, I might try lining a pair for use with the 3-25 with the stinger on the bar... and other makes of 2-man saws when they're fired-up once in a while just to demo a cottonwood cut 'er two... we don't have many trees here in NM which call for the 4-5-6-foot bars on a workin' basis...
     
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    I was down to just one Mac left, a 10-10 auto, till last night when I picked up a Super Pro 60 and a later model chain brake equipped 10-10.

    Also picked up was a old but complete Mcculloch brush cutter. Never seen one before. What the heck am I going to do with that? :confused:
     
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    Now what ever you do, Don't try and trim your nose hairs, or mustach with it! I don't think it was desinged for that. HA. HA.
    I've no idea what a brush cutter looks like. Can you post some pictures of it. Thanks. Bruce.
     
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    Mark, first of all, isolate it from the chainsaws so no weird overnight hybrid in-breeding occurs. Then box it up securely and send it to the Charitable Home for Indigent Poor Power Saws (CHIPPS) in New Mexico. If you act within 24 hours of coming into possession of it, you won't have to file the 238 forms with the EPA and get their formal approval for disposal. You're very lucky I saw this post and am able to give you quick expert advice on this emergency. PM me for detailed shipping address for CHIPPS. Act Quick!! Time is of the essence!! -- Ken
     
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    I am in for a 2-10 auto. I can not believe how much I like this ol saw. Other than being a bit akward on the starter, I really do like the ol rat. Oh did I mention the lovely tune that it plays!!! Where are the BP -1 owners???
     
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    Got around the 1 hundred mark in Mac's that why i'm known as Mc Bob
     
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    Ken.
    What is this all about? Can a person buy, or get Chain Saws from this? I'm a little:confused:, by this message. Thanks. Bruce.
     
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    :D :D
    Bruce: As its name indicates CHIPPS is a place where old, unwanted and misunderstood chainsaws and related power equipment can be safely and permanently disposed. Its a safe harbor home for old and orfan saws, primarily 30 years old and older, but we do consider younger orfans on a case-by-case basis. We provide a loving lifetime home for the poor old beasties, large and small. Rarely do we turn one back out into the variable and uncertain vicissitudes and uncertainties of the cold, cruel world, where it might be exposed to the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune. CHIPPS has a special section for McCulloch products, the Charitable Home for Ancient Mac Power Products (CHAMPPS), where Old Mac saws and related McCulloch products are provided with a permanent loving and caring home. If ModifiedMark is puzzled about what to do with the Old Mac brush cutter... we certainly hope that he will consider sending it to a permanent and safe home at CHIPPS/CHAMPPS.
     
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    Bruce,

    I have a feeling that this place "Chipps" OMG is talking about is his private garage and workshop...;):hmm3grin2orange: :hmm3grin2orange:
     
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    Well I know I can provide a safe, carring ,permanent and loving home for Old McCulloch Chain Saws. Bruce. I can be reached ar [email protected]
     
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    Ken, I think the crossbreeding thing is safe for now, its sitting between the 2 other macs in the main shop, all the other saws are in the back side of the shop. :)

    I haven't had time to look at it yet, been gettin home late from work all week, but should have time to check it and take a picture or two of it this weekend.

    Would like to find out a little more about it really before I would consider putting it up for adoption. Besides it takes time for the background checks and social worker interviews.
     
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    Mark:

    Of course that's the natural process all of us would go through... set it aside fer a few days... then get it up on the bench and tinker and inspect and wonder and marvel a bit... maybe even try to fire it up and see how she roars... but be careful!! If I remember correctly, those things have a buzz-saw blade on the end of the pole fer loppin' 3-4" alders outta the backa tha garden plot... and they'll take the laigs offa a moose in about 2 seconds, if one happens to be standin' in tha alders... :eek: ...

    If ya decide you can bear ta part with it, lemme know... I think I've got a coupla old Lombards I might ship over to you in exchange... just ta keep the North American continent in balance so things don't tilt and dip half of Callyfornya under water when ya ship it to CHIPPS/CHAMPPS... One of my many ex-wives (tha red-headed one who's a psychiatrist) is still friendly and works in the Health & Environment Dept in the gummit, and she'll help us get waivers on the EPA stuff and forge tha adoption papers, like always,... so we can keep gummit red-tape paperwork to a minimum, as usual... :D :blob2:

    When ya get some time, some pix here in this Mac thread Buzz started would be nice... I'm sure all us Old Mac folks would like to see 'em... A video of it slicin' open the side of yer neighbor's Chrysler like a tuna can would be particularly delightful!! :blob2:
     
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    My dad has a gigantic Mcullough in his basement. The bar has to be close to 26" and I think it's like a 1950's model. We could never get the carburetor to work right. He said the diapraghms were never any good in it and the saw never ran for more than 30 minutes. I would love to fix that thing up and get it running. Maybe I can take pictures of it and get some help on here nursing it back to health.
     
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    Yes we all know how speedy the Government works, especially when it comes down to the overpaid, under worked Social Workers. Bruce.
     
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    Ok men, tell me the history of this brush cutter thing....

    The guy I got it from said it worked great till the recoil broke on it one day and he hung it up and forgot about it. That was 30 years ago he said.

    I'm off this weekend so maybe I can look at it closer and see if its stuck or not.

    I did get the 10-10 fired up and shes a runner for sure.

    The Super Pro 60 gots some varnish in the tank so it will take a little bit to get it up and running.


    OMG, Lombards?? I know as much about them, as I do this brush cutter! :)
     
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    That brushcutter looks like it came over on the Mayflower!
     
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    Yup, Tzed259, the grandaddy of weed-whackers. Actually, Mall and some other guys made some great-great-grand-daddys of weed-whackers... big 2-wheeled jobs with handlebars in back, engines which could power small cars, and shafts out front with even bigger and more wicked buzz-saw blades on 'em for felling 20-30" trees in the pulp lumber business. But the Mac brushcutter from the 1950's is wicked enough in its own right. Not for your average suburban weekender...

    Mark, I see you've got it attached to a Mac Super 33.
    http://www.acresinternet.com/cscc.n...41e642330be79fcb88256b000064dab7?OpenDocument

    1954-1956... Too bad somebody robbed the GOOSES medallion off the center of the Super 33 on the right side. But not to worry... a guy from New Zealand sent me one of those medallions a few months ago. He had it on a shelf among some knick-knacks (I don't know why people do that!) and had the good sense to know it belongs on an old chainsaw and sent it to me.

    I think those brushcutters will bolt-up to any of the Mac 33-series saws... 33, 33A, 35, 35A, Super 33, 39... and I've seen one or two of 'em rigged onto the side of other models, but that makes a very awkward set-up, and they're rambunctious enough on a 33-series saw, which is really the best configuration for 'em.

    Starter/recoil problems are surmountable with the 33-series... tho a bit different from other designs of recoils. Blades are available... but that one looks in decent shape... might need sharpened, teeth set.

    All-in-all, a nice collectible piece.

    Here's a pic of the weed-whacker's grand-daddy's grand-daddy:
     
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    Well... since Bruce started this thread about Mac's, we won't get off into the Lombard's here... they're another of the old saw makers... some really clunky antiquey saws when you get into their 1940-1950's models. I just used Lombards as an example of counter-weights for the brushcutter... there's a few Old Mac chainsaws which weigh more than the whole rig... without even getting into the 2-mans.

    I rummaged around in my Mac's today and found some models I left off my earlier list:

    Pro Mac 55
    Super Mac 55A
    Power Mac 310
    Power Mac 320
    Power Mac 330
    Power Mac 340 (2)
    Pro Mac 700

    Bruce, I think McBob is The Man on the high-cc Mac's... tho Al Smith and some others know the racing end of the Mac's really well, too. Probably Wayne Sutton in Amboy WA has the most Mac's under one roof... unless the House-o-Saws or Bryce at cheapsteelparts has as many...

    Mark, I'll rummage around in my Mac literature and see if I can find some sales flyers on that brushcutter.
     
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