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346NE vs 254XP vs 55CP...Sibling Rivalry. Results are in!!!!

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  1. Stump Shot

    Stump Shot Old *pretty boy dipstick of Quality

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    But they all have heater switches on them so that "evens" the playing field. Lol
     
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  2. XP_Slinger

    XP_Slinger I like saws...sometimes

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    Well I don’t have the high compression cylinder. Mine does bear marks similar to those found on a 55 closed port cylinder. Any known reason for that @Tor R ?
    This pic was taken during initial tear down for rebuild
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  3. Tor R

    Tor R Regular member

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    175 psi sounds correct.
    If you sand the squish band and use a thinner gasket you may end around 190 psi, a few years since I did my 2001 model that way.
    A 154 jug is probleby also a high compression jug ;) as my 86 jug is


    I've never figured out what those switches do, me think it's kill switch II :D


    mahle 45 ZN7 was used in 92-95, something like that, think there is one with decomp and one without.
     
  4. Tor R

    Tor R Regular member

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    I will ask my dealer (yet again) if the 254 xpg year 99 is ready to follow me home, I've wanted it for long time now so I can knock my last 86 jug on a case with the strongest crank they had
     
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  5. XP_Slinger

    XP_Slinger I like saws...sometimes

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    Yes sir mine has a decomp on it and it is a 92’ model. I wonder if the W2 and W3 are what differentiate between the decomp options.
     
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    that can very well be the difference between W2 and 3, or there are a slighly timing difference.

    On them 242 Mahles we had this non W, then W2, and the 98 jug was W3 I think, small differences but they was there when I really started to fine study them, it was the transfer ports.
     
  7. XP_Slinger

    XP_Slinger I like saws...sometimes

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    Now I wanna take my Saw apart and get timing details and such so we can continue this discussion. But I have to leave it together for the showdown...lol. Aw hell, maybe I’ll pull he top end to inspect it, only takes 4 minutes on a 2-series
     
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    SHOVELHEAD Well-Known OPE Member

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    WHAT'S A MATTER WITH SQUARE FILED CHAINS

    LOL
     
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    I feel like unless you are going to take one loop and switch between both saws squair filed is just abother variable to deal with. Id saw the cain should be either round machine ground or new off the roll chain. Oh and be sure to switch opperators during the test/race it would makr it a little interesting.
     
  10. XP_Slinger

    XP_Slinger I like saws...sometimes

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    I won’t be making a special chain for this, I was just ribbing Joe a little. We intend to use the same cutting equipment. We’ll also do a head to head race
     
  11. XP_Slinger

    XP_Slinger I like saws...sometimes

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    We’re getting hammered pretty hard with snow. It’s supposed to keep snowing through Saturday now.
    In the time it took me to snow blow another 2” fell where I started, about an hour. Man is it some heavy crap. Looks like I might loose my birch tree:(
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    Wolverine Do you even burn wood bro?

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    We are getting blasted with high winds right now. I swear we just had a 60+ gust. No trees down yet. Good luck with the birch.
     
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    treesmith Tree Hugger/Cutterer

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    Feel for you boys, used to live in the cold myself,

    Currently in shorts and singlet, playing ball with my kelpie in the morning sun

    Here's to summer mornings!
     
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    Place a 2x4 on the trunk. Smack the trunk with a sledge or make a bat from a smaller tree. If it unloads it may come back some but will likely stay wilted looking
     
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    XP_Slinger I like saws...sometimes

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    I tried, this snow wont let go. It wasn’t even falling off from snow blower discharge hitting it.
     
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    XP_Slinger I like saws...sometimes

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    I hope the wind doesn’t come up the way it was supposed to. The trees are loaded bad and are already breaking, widespread power outages. Joe has been plowing since 3AM this morning and he’s still out as far as I know. We’ve gotten no less than 20” since midnight. Been a long day of moving snow for all of us.
     
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    Punched in at 3:15 this morning, punched out 8:15 tonight. They were predicting 5-9" for this area...20" later and it's still snowing. I'll be getting called in at about 2:45am again tomorrow... Night y'all!
     
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    p61 western Jon1212 Approved!

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    Bump
     
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  19. XP_Slinger

    XP_Slinger I like saws...sometimes

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    I hear ya. Yet another stretch of bad weather that’s keeping joe in the plow truck. We WILL finish this thread.
     
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    Snow snow snow....plow plow plow
     
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