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Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by Deleted member 149229, Aug 29, 2017.

  1. happysaws

    happysaws Addicted to ArboristSite

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    This one ranks quite highly on my list as of right now.
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    Tread lightly young Skywalker...
     
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    RanchDad ArboristSite Operative

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    Ok... I posted weeks ago, but after today: @Rattler ported 371xp. Awesome!


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    JTM ArboristSite Guru

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    I like my 562 the best and since it's been ported it's fun to lean on in the cut without slowing down. But my favorite is the 660. Even though it's such a fat pig, when you blip the throttle the tree falls over and blip it again and all the limbs fall off.
     
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    sunfish Fish Head

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    MasterMind ported 346xp last couple days.
     
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  6. Chris-PA

    Chris-PA Where the Wild Things Are

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    Nothing like a horizontal cylinder Mac - an real man's tool!

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  7. chipper1

    chipper1 Living Life to the Full

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    Thank God :lol:.
     
  8. TheBrushSlasher

    TheBrushSlasher I have chainsaws and chainsaw accessories.

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    I've always liked the design of those macs. They look like they are interesting to work on.
     
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  9. Chris-PA

    Chris-PA Where the Wild Things Are

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    They are actually very nice saws for limbing and trail clearing, with more guts than one might expect from 32cc. It's very light and perfectly sized with a 12" bar with a large tip diameter. There are 35 and 38cc versions too.

    Without A/V they vibrate too much for serious use, but the A/V springs are unique and NLA. I'm looking at other springs I can retrofit or modify.

    It's a major improvement over the previous MiniMac due to the rotated ports, which allowed the carb to be mounted up top. Unfortunately this creates a flaw in that the thrust face of the piston runs over the transfers, which reduces surface are and causes wear on the piston skirt. There are other saws that share this problem, and it's not that big a deal. More detail here: http://www.arboristsite.com/community/threads/mcculloch-se2012s-mac3200-a-v-conversion.277788/
     
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    chipper1 Living Life to the Full

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    Here's one for you guys.
    Just had a customer give it to me, it was appreciated 3ven more since there was a bit of customer created difficulty on the job.
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    That's a nice saw! Hard to believe it's still in that nice of condition.
     
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    I like my Dolmars sized for the job at hand from a 112-79xx, when the really big wood comes around then the Stilh 084 comes out to play, 120cc of pure nasty and a 4 ft bar.
     
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    @Huntaholic
    Has been a popular simple mod
    Since the 371 came out
    No grinding on pricey oem cylinders
    Especially back then
    I've only used open window 268 pistons
    Haven't tried other types
     
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    Big_Wood westcoast dweller

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    Do your hutzl saws still run?
     
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    Huntaholic ArboristSite Operative

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    Im not sure if this is directed at me or Czed, but in any case, the only hutzl (farmertec) top end in my saw arrangement is in fact in the 372 right now and its the bb kit. YES it runs and runs well, I just want more UUUMMPPHHH out of it. Ive built 2 other 372s for a buddy using farmertec BB kits. One of them for whatever reason, seems to be a FANTASTIC saw. The other one ate a clutch side crankcase bearing and subsequently the clutch side case as well. It actually was my fault it went down because I didn't freshen up the bottom end when I built it.
     
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    Czed Addicted to ArboristSite

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    Yes
    268 farmer tec piston cut the circlips down. 20180326_123640.jpg
    fuel line's are crap replaced with echo bulk line
    Chain brakes are sketchy some work
    A few tripped at idle.
    One kill switch had to be replaced
    That's it
    Cut for over a year with it
     
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    How many hours?

    Roughly?
     
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    Czed Addicted to ArboristSite

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    I've made some good runner's out of the ft cylinders
    Took some grinding.
    Squish on some is very high
    The 268/272 pistons closed the gap
    Going from 130/140 comp with a 372 piston to 170s
    Of course i could've had the base cut to adjust squish
    But i would have to ship them to and from
    My friend with a lathe.
     
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  19. svk

    svk A little bit of everything

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    I thought a belt sander was sufficient :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
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  20. Making circles on the concrete driveway can work in a pinch. :surprised3:
     
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