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H-Ranch

I don't buy firewood
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Michigan
c'mon C'mon C'MON!!! :crazy2:
I just knew it wasn't going to be enough to satisfy @Cowboy254 to say that pics would be coming the next day. But here they are - mostly conifers but there are a couple of other logs that got snuck in there including a cherry on the bottom. 20210804_193655.jpg 20210804_193638.jpg
There is at least one more load this size and probably a third maybe smaller. Don't tell cowboy254 though because he won't be able to wait. I do like a nice close scrounge for sure.
 
chipper1

chipper1

Living Life to the Full
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GR. MI.
For small engines piston stops in the plug hole can sometimes damage the piston top as they are pretty thin. Static rope like starter cord stuffed in the cylinder can do the same job, just be careful not to trap it in a port (if you were working on a 2 stroke that is)
I use a small rope a three foot long(1 meter), fold it in half and tie a knot in the loose ends, then I put use the folded end to put into the cylinder. This makes sure I will not loose part of the rope in the cylinder. Be sure not to put the knot in there, that could cause problems.
It feels like the end of an era..... My good friend the ickle ms180 is off to it's new owner. Sold in eBay for £121. I think with the chains I've had for it I only spent about £210 on it in total. £90 and it's cut probably 22 cords.

I am now a turquoise and orange saw guy.
Congrats on letting go, it only gets better from here :chainsaw::chainsaw::chainsaw::chainsaw::chainsaw::chainsaw: :cheers:.
 
farmer steve

farmer steve

outstanding in my field, 5150
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Shhh, don't let the current saws see you've kept a photo of your first, they'll get jealous
I showed this to a tree service guy last evening when he came to pick up his 201 tcm I fixed for him. I told him it was older than he was. He liked it.
EDIT. It's been cleaned up since those pics.
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sean donato

sean donato

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piston arm = con rod.
rocker = crank?
yes unbolt con rod, lift out the crank, pull out the piton. if you'r doing the job properly replace the big end bearings, replace the crank shaft bushings, replace the little end bearings (remove circlip, pull out gudgeon pin to release con rod from piston)
90% sure the piston and rod will have to come out before the crank can be removed. There are no bearings in that engine besides the crank main bearing (s) if im not mistaken. I know there are no rod bearings, big or small end and doubt there are cam bushings. The wire thing sticking out is the governor arm. You should only need to time the crank and cam as I didn't see any counter balance shafts in your last pic.
 
ElevatorGuy

ElevatorGuy

What are you doing with the wood?
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I forgot my first 2 saws very rapidly after getting my 044 (both were Homelite's). Never used either one again!
I thought I’d keep my echo 590 to have a 60cc saw still when I bought the ms462. After running the 462 and weighing them both, why would I keep the heavier and slower saw? Haha, The 462 with the 20 inch is insane. Makes me grin every time.

I sold the 590 for $300 a short while later. I paid $320 for it at echo dealer days 3 years prior. I cut about 15-20 cords with it, Got my moneys worth!
 
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