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I picked up this pioneer 650 yesterday. Has a fine screen air filter and a flocked one underneath. Both are in bad shape, I found the fine screen one on eBay. The starter spring doesn’t retract all the way and the starter doesn’t grab the flywheel well. I plan to restore the saw early next year. View attachment 775978 View attachment 775979 View attachment 775980 View attachment 775983 View attachment 775982 View attachment 775981


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Whew! That ol' boy must have some stories to tell...
 
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I picked up this pioneer 650 yesterday. Has a fine screen air filter and a flocked one underneath. Both are in bad shape, I found the fine screen one on eBay. The starter spring doesn’t retract all the way and the starter doesn’t grab the flywheel well. I plan to restore the saw early next year. View attachment 775978 View attachment 775979 View attachment 775980 View attachment 775983 View attachment 775982 View attachment 775981


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Pull it apart for a good cleaning to see what you have.
Starter pulley benefits greatly with some very shallow grooves milled into the is. Give the pawls something to grab. Starter spring might be dirty and or needs some added tension. Be a nice saw when running for sure!
 
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Pull it apart for a good cleaning to see what you have.
Starter pulley benefits greatly with some very shallow grooves milled into the is. Give the pawls something to grab. Starter spring might be dirty and or needs some added tension. Be a nice saw when running for sure!
I will take it apart and go through it, thanks for the tip, I’ll remember that.


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Got this saw from a friend the other day.
Just in time for the HOLIDAY IMG_1718.JPG IMG_1719.JPG
It sat in a shed for 25 years, whipped it off, took the muffler off, piston looked good no scoring.
Pulled the plug cleaned it and got got spark.
Put half a tank of gas in a clean tank a squirt in the carb it fired right up and runs good. Pretty loud.
 

89HD

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Got this saw from a friend the other day.
Just in time for the HOLIDAY View attachment 777720 View attachment 777721
It sat in a shed for 25 years, whipped it off, took the muffler off, piston looked good no scoring.
Pulled the plug cleaned it and got got spark.
Put half a tank of gas in a clean tank a squirt in the carb it fired right up and runs good. Pretty loud.
Nice to find them with a clean tank.
 
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Got this saw from a friend the other day.
Just in time for the HOLIDAY View attachment 777720 View attachment 777721
It sat in a shed for 25 years, whipped it off, took the muffler off, piston looked good no scoring.
Pulled the plug cleaned it and got got spark.
Put half a tank of gas in a clean tank a squirt in the carb it fired right up and runs good. Pretty loud.

You gotta Love those mufflers back in the Days gone buy
 
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1972-73 Old school canadian muscle Saw, torquey 77cc, Peterborough made, 28" B&C, Restored, l put a lot of new parts into it . The 4 digit saws are not my favorite pioneers but l am happy with how this one turned out. lt is nicely balanced with the 28" Bar although it is heavy and will build Popeye Arms.
 

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hisport

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1972-73 Old school canadian muscle Saw, torquey 77cc, Peterborough made, 28" B&C, Restored, l put a lot of new parts into it . The 4 digit saws are not my favorite pioneers but l am happy with how this one turned out. lt is nicely balanced with the 28" Bar although it is heavy and will build Popeye Arms.
Beautiful restoration work!
Is the handle chrome steel (or polished aluminum)?
I'm working to finish my P51 (barn find), and beginning to see the lineage and evolution of Pioneer saws...
 
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Cyl Coatings used during Production. Did Pioneer replace the chrome with nikelsil during the 1983 sale or earlier. My limited knowledge believes some late production 1983 Pioneer P62 may not all be chrome coating on cyl.
 
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Cyl Coatings used during Production. Did Pioneer replace the chrome with nikelsil during the 1983 sale or earlier. My limited knowledge believes some late production 1983 Pioneer P62 may not all be chrome coating on cyl.
Good question for sure. I thought they ran chrome till it ended with Poulan, but I'm probably way off lol.
 
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