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Discussion in 'Chainsaw Stickies' started by FATGUY, May 6, 2009.

  1. Jethro 2t sniffer

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    Yeah that stuff gets pretty brain sore when trying to learn about degree wheels and what not seems like to go that far in really takes a good committed jump in with two feet.

    I love the solid stocky feel to them like a muscly staffy dog lol 1 gripe I had was the trigger it kept catching my finger and pinching it in the hollow so I filled it with epoxy
     
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    I like that fix, now I have to look at 34 saws and see if it needs epoxy on the trigger, more fun.
     
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    Hahaha 34 saws lol. Do ya notice it too? It's the chubby inside bit of the finger it falls in a bit and as ya pull the trigger it pinches in between it and the metal the epoxy pretty well solved it
     
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    Never noticed that but I always wear padded gloves when I cut.

    Steve Sidwell
     
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    I had issues with my gloves getting pinched in the trigger which causes not fun issues. I switched to leather palm gloves and that fixed the issue. I don’t like cutting without gloves unless it’s something really quick.
     
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    Hi Mark! Sorry for the late reply, I was on vacation. I've never worked on a sand cast before and only ever seen one other in person, I guess they never really made it to the west coast in Canada. Are there any specific tools needed to pull the oil pump gear? or any other things that are different from a typical old chainsaw? ie. is there a preferred order for disassembly or something uniquely poulan to watch out for?

    I will take some more photos when I am out in the shop on Friday.
     
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    Ugh.

    Anytime you can avoid making the 3400 saws’ rear muff discharge baffle holes larger, do it.

    The plastic top cover will be melted & scorched in no time now. Plus, I can see it’s already been scorched around the front lips...
     
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    I think the side port is the way to go. It looks good sounds good and no melty melt
     
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    I always weld those holes in and make the exits on the clutch side of the muffler.

    craftsman muffmod.JPG
     
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    Yep, same here.

    Gotta love the side by side look!

    Reminds me that I need to pull the Browning
    BSS’s out of the safe for rust checks, lol
     
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    That is a fine looking muffler extension
     
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    I have to admit I like that double barrel look. It is a pain to weld together though.

    That is 1\2 inch emt.
     
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    I really like the pipe that is on the 5200's. One of these days I would like to try and duplicate that look. I know that Mark has done it and it looked pretty good.
     
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    Working on two 3400's I had previously worked on and got bored. One only has 110 comp and won't start. Guess I gotta see why as I thought I put a newer piston it. The other has gasket delete and comp of 150. Never seen a 3400 with comp that high. Got it running and now I need to find a bar and chain and put it into some wood for a real test. This one may be a selling candidate,as I have too many 3400's. UNfortunately they run better than people are willing to pay for them.
     
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    How does the 3.7 pull compared to the 590?
     
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    Hello all. Just checking to see if someone scored the Poulan/Dolmar 6000S in my hometown of Roanoke last night. I thought I had a deal in place, but the seller went in another direction. Oh well. Nice looking saw cosmetically with a 40 inch bar and a full wrap handle. Don't worry, no sour grapes here. I just hope someone enjoys it! Max.
     
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    That sucks when they go south but it wasn't me. Good to see you out in the sunshine.
     
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    20191107_090706.jpg Guess I'll put the top cover I dont care about back on and send it.
     
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    Been so long since I ran a stock 590 I honestly don't know. I'll try to get a video of it beside my ported 590 and then keep comparing as I continue to mod the 3.7. Still have base gasket delete and opening up the intake block. Maybe advance the timing a hair and work the transfers if my fear of ruining the jug doesn't stop me.
     
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