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Stihl 056 AV electronic for 50 EUR (no chain break). The guy said it has a problem with dying when hot. They changed Bosh ignition system a few years back and still has a problem. I hope its just the amount of dirt and baked oil causing to overheat. Cilinder and piston are like new. I gave it a good clean (12 hours of labor) and ended up like this... did a quick test and it runs great. Will have to wait until a get some big wood to crank er up and see if we still have a problem.
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I had a friend who lost his 038 up princeton avenue on the
way to spring lake in Peachland last year, didn;t secure it well
in his box
I have a friend that is only about 5'4"-5'5". As I was leaving he remembered he had something on the back of my truck. He waved me down and got it, took it over to his garage, and waved, so I pulled off. I got about 10 miles down the road and a guy behind me was flashing his lights and waving. I pulled over and got out, my friend had opened the tailgate and didn't close it. My brand new 660 was about an inch from becoming road kill. I had the dump trailer on the back with a cord of Oak in it.
 
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Stihl 056 AV electronic for 50 EUR (no chain break). The guy said it has a problem with dying when hot. They changed Bosh ignition system a few years back and still has a problem. I hope its just the amount of dirt and baked oil causing to overheat. Cilinder and piston are like new. I gave it a good clean (12 hours of labor) and ended up like this... did a quick test and it runs great. Will have to wait until a get some big wood to crank er up and see if we still have a problem.
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I love those big old Stihls with the stubby bars. I got a ratty 075 a few months ago for $25 and I started to pass on it, because it had a 16" bar on it. I forget if it would pull over or is locked up. Think I'll go give it a pull while I wait for my wife to get home.
 
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I had a friend who lost his 038 up princeton avenue on the
way to spring lake in Peachland last year, didn;t secure it well
in his box
Had a friend loose a near new 361 on a logging road,, , same road this 038 was found on. Very popular logging, camping, fishing, wood cutting, forest service road,, quite a rough hill it has.
I sold him a 044 for what I had into it.
 
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Had a friend loose a near new 361 on a logging road,, , same road this 038 was found on. Very popular logging, camping, fishing, wood cutting, forest service road,, quite a rough hill it has.
I sold him a 044 for what I had into it.
My 044 is my favorite all purpose saw, Jerry from Nova scotia ported
one for me, what a saw ! Whats your opinion of them?
 

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First post here. I recently just got into working on chainsaws. Here’s a few photos of some of the ones I rebuilt or parted together from a pallet. I got the following on said pallet.
2 ms180’c
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Ms170
025
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Ms280
2 Husqvarna 235’s
Mcculloch 3200
And the prize a stihl 044.
while most of these were “non runners” supposedly but I have gotten half of them to run with little parts. Best part is it was only $100. 9D3BCF35-4FA5-4955-B9BC-E1383552D57C.png 6BC37B59-2C23-43FF-86CC-A73F42B19C48.jpeg
 

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I went and picked up more of the hoard I acquired today....
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I have no idea what all is actually in there. In the complete saws that we loaded first, I saw a Pioneer P-41, John Deere 60v, Jonsereds 621's, 70E's and a 2165, Shindaiwa 695, Husky 180s some Echos and Mac's. I really stopped keeping track once we started into the parts. Going to take a week to unload this and organize it... Lol

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Long time no post... Busy schedule has kept me away from working much on my existing saw projects, but I had a sudden chance encounter today that I just had to jump on.
Got an almost brand new looking Stihl 011AV, a very nice Homelite C51, and a Homelite 550 with 32" bar and chain for $280 total.
How did I do? Not sure if I actually did good on this one or not, since it was a very take it or leave it scenario where I didn't have time to look things up, but it felt right.
The Stihl and C51 were stored dry. Put some gas in both and they fire right up, though I think the carbs could use new diaphragms. Good compression on both.
The 550 looks and feels like a beast. Very heavy with big compression, though there's something odd going on with it. After a few starts off of a prime, it finally took off on its own, except that the throttle is out of control. Regardless of how the carb needles are set, it wants to take off screaming at WOT, with the only way to stop it being turning the ignition off. Any thoughts on what's going on there? This is similar to what my Sears D49 does if you mess with its strange automatic oiling system while running.
Besides that issue, the saw along with the bar appear to be in pretty good shape. Also has this sticker on it. Anyone happen to recognize the names? :laugh:
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Long time no post... Busy schedule has kept me away from working much on my existing saw projects, but I had a sudden chance encounter today that I just had to jump on.
Got an almost brand new looking Stihl 011AV, a very nice Homelite C51, and a Homelite 550 with 32" bar and chain for $280 total.
How did I do? Not sure if I actually did good on this one or not, since it was a very take it or leave it scenario where I didn't have time to look things up, but it felt right.
The Stihl and C51 were stored dry. Put some gas in both and they fire right up, though I think the carbs could use new diaphragms. Good compression on both.
The 550 looks and feels like a beast. Very heavy with big compression, though there's something odd going on with it. After a few starts off of a prime, it finally took off on its own, except that the throttle is out of control. Regardless of how the carb needles are set, it wants to take off screaming at WOT, with the only way to stop it being turning the ignition off. Any thoughts on what's going on there? This is similar to what my Sears D49 does if you mess with its strange automatic oiling system while running.
Besides that issue, the saw along with the bar appear to be in pretty good shape. Also has this sticker on it. Anyone happen to recognize the names? :laugh:
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Yeah, I knew ol' Ken Clark down there at Laufman Campgrounds out by Plumas. I don't actually know who K. Clark is, but the rest is correct. I do know a guy who was in the F.S. at that time, but I sincerely doubt he'd know Mr. Clark. Nice haul, I'm really diggin the 550.
 
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You have a major air leak in the 550 ,don't run it or the likely hood of a scorched piston and cylinder are very high !
Nice looking saws there.
Long time no post... Busy schedule has kept me away from working much on my existing saw projects, but I had a sudden chance encounter today that I just had to jump on.
Got an almost brand new looking Stihl 011AV, a very nice Homelite C51, and a Homelite 550 with 32" bar and chain for $280 total.
How did I do? Not sure if I actually did good on this one or not, since it was a very take it or leave it scenario where I didn't have time to look things up, but it felt right.
The Stihl and C51 were stored dry. Put some gas in both and they fire right up, though I think the carbs could use new diaphragms. Good compression on both.
The 550 looks and feels like a beast. Very heavy with big compression, though there's something odd going on with it. After a few starts off of a prime, it finally took off on its own, except that the throttle is out of control. Regardless of how the carb needles are set, it wants to take off screaming at WOT, with the only way to stop it being turning the ignition off. Any thoughts on what's going on there? This is similar to what my Sears D49 does if you mess with its strange automatic oiling system while running.
Besides that issue, the saw along with the bar appear to be in pretty good shape. Also has this sticker on it. Anyone happen to recognize the names? :laugh:
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You have a major air leak in the 550 ,don't run it or the likely hood of a scorched piston and cylinder are very high !
I figured it would be something like that. I stopped trying to run it after the third time it did that. In total it probably ran for only 10 or so seconds at max.
My initial research into this saw suggests that this series has a rubber intake boot that frequently wore out and cracked/leaked with age. Guess I'll start there.

Meanwhile, I got the bar and chain off the 550, cleaned it up, then put it on the C51 and did a little cutting with it. Probably a much longer bar than the saw is designed for, but I was only cutting up some small wood which it had no trouble with.
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Also, I got my hands on a compression tester, so I did a few quick tests. These were 10 pulls each while the saw was cold.
550: 182 PSI
Mac 10-10A: 151
Poulan 3800: 149
C51: 127
No idea if any of those numbers are good or bad for their respective saws, or if I even did the test properly for chainsaws, but there they are. It's nice to finally be able to test compression.
 
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Those are decent numbers and piston rings are available for the 51, nice .404 bar for the homelite saws, those aren't sitting around everywhere.
I know of one 36 x .404 D196 bar sitting on a 2100 Husky on my bench, I'm kinda halfway looking for a 36 inch husky bar to put on instead. I also pulled another D196 36 x .404 off of my brother's 2101, and I have a D196 36er in 3/8 flavor sitting on a shelf next to my saws. I'm a bar hog, I know. One of these days I'll post ~15-20? or so bars up for sale on here, I've got a lot that don't fit any saws I've got.
 
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