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bcorradi

bcorradi

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second.
first was iel.
there is pioneer thread here,
Ok thank you for sharing the info.
 

KASH

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bcorradi your 420 is a super good saw all metal 65cc.I have two a 420 points and an R420 the R means electronic.They also made a 420 with heated handle bars exhaust gas was piped through the handle bars.About the only thing to watch out for is be gentle with the plastic arm on the carb it is there to enrich the fuel for starting.These saws start really well and idle great performance is like 162 Husky 630 Jon and not far behind a 266xp or 670 .They have great torque i have over 40 working saws and the 420s are up near the top of the list I have two P70s great saws but I like the 420 better.
The saw you show looks like a Pioneer 650 I have two the first saw OMC made after they bought out IEL was the Pioneer 600 some say they made the IEL designed RA in the beginning but I am not sure.I have two 650s these saws were sold from 1965 into the seventies.I believe they made this saw model so long was there were still a lot of guys who still thougt a light weight saw would not hold up.I can remember conversations of this nature from my childhood. i started cutting with an Ra and then with a 600 at around 12 years old.
The plastic arm is white the saw can be used with out it it is located on the top the carb and is activated with the choke.
Enjoy
Kash
 

KASH

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I think the RA was just IEL but I can foggily remember some older guys talking when I was a kid and one guy swore it was produced in Peterborough he said his brother worked at the plant back in the day.I was just a kid and you should take this info with a grain of salt as I clearly remember that those fellows were consuming many brown bottles of lip loosener.
Kash
 
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the iel plant, burnaby bc, then & now.
ive seen pics from '57 in there of mike acres, evinrude & co, gettin a tour of the "new" ra line in that building.
acres warehouse is next to it, far left in "now" pic.
 
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