I took the liberty of moving this in order to respond over here. (Quote extracted from the Homelite thread...)Still getting my a$$ kicked by that MM25...today I'm breaking down and bending the metering lever down until level with the carb body. Still flooding with the new carb, MUST be the metering lever too high.
Couldn't have done it without all your guys help!You've tamed the Mini Mac From Hell! Take a moment and rejoice as you piss off the neighbors with your victory!
But seriously, I am glad that you finally got it running MacAttack. You really showed great determination with this project.
The tank vent definitely crossed my mind, I never really confirmed the tiny pinhole is actually clear. I actually cracked the tank cap open in case it was building a vacuum. If I run into it again I can easily pop the front cover off and check it out.Congratulations. That's some admirable determination right there. As is well documented, the will of many a lesser man has been thoroughly crushed by the mighty Mini-Mac. LOL
The stalling condition could be tank vent related. May be worth looking into if it continues. Vapor lock requires a fair amount of heat buildup in order to vaporize fuel, though it is a known issue with Mini-Macs. There's even a documented vapor lock recovery procedure in the MM manuals. Not sure if it's included in the PM6 manual, though.
Good luck with the Homie. Sawzilla is a good source for quality aftermarket top end parts. Some helpful guys over in the Homelite thread if you run into difficulty.
If it weren't fun...!
Let's leave it at....at least I have something to show for all the aggravation and time spent, haha.
How is the MM30 coming along?
I have a spare metal pulley insert I'd send you if you need one.My next Mini Mac project is going to be my "super" mini. Will consist of a MM35 engine and housing and a 16" bar that came on a Mac 160s donor saw. I just ordered a carb kit, in the process of cleaning up the carb and getting all my parts sorted.
I am still trying to find the perfect pipe flange with a 1" inside diameter that I can use to hopefully rebuild some broken recoil pulleys. Best I can find so far are some bronze flange bushings with a 1" ID. I'm not sure they'd be ideal so still looking.