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  1. XP_Slinger

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    I got my 288 builder from @dustinwilt68 today! The saw is in very respectable condition for being an 88' model and Dustin was awesome throughout our transaction. Here's how it looked when I got it (dustins photo) and after running it a bit I decided to strip it down.
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    Lee H ONE OF THE GREATEST!

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    Not to shabby, Don't look like she was abused.
    A well cared for saw is always nice to see.
     
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    Trying to upload pics and it's not working!
     
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    I was very pleased when I opened the box. It's a little rougher than it shows in the pics but that is to be expected.
     
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    Got it all torn down
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    When I ran it I suspected the crank seals may be due for a change so I sprayed carb cleaner behind the flywheel and it died instantly. Here's what the bearings looked like, the cages were just starting to come apart...dodged that bullet! Glad I didn't run it too long
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    Cases all cleaned and ready for new bearings and seals IMG_0529.JPG
     
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    Couple questions for you guys; Can anyone tell me what brand this cylinder is? There are no markings on it any where and the chamber has an extra ring cut into it. IMG_0520.JPG IMG_0521.JPG
     
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    The cylinder is being replaced due to chipped plating as seen on the right side of the exhaust port IMG_0531.JPG
     
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    Next question; Is the throttle arm supposed to be notched like this? I've never gone through a 288 but this don't seem right to me. I've been wrong before lol IMG_0524.JPG
     
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    Parts list is pretty short so far;
    P&C
    Both front AV mounts
    Kill switch (tang broke on removal)
    Bearings n seals
    Case gasket
    Muffler
    Heat shield

    Once the mechanical things are done I'll put new plastics on it.
     
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    dustinwilt68 The PSP Guy From PA

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    Whatever parts you need let me know, I will do them at dealer cost. I usually dnt get rid of project saws till I get to go through them.
     
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    What do ya'll think of this paint color? I sprayed the top left corner of the case in this pic. Pretty dang close by my eye. IMG_0534.JPG
     
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    dustinwilt68 The PSP Guy From PA

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    I can order the list you have tomorrow. The color looks pretty spot on I think.
     
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    Thanks Dustin. But don't think for 1 second that I am in anyway unhappy with this saw. I wanted a project, and this saw is solid.
     
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  16. dustinwilt68

    dustinwilt68 The PSP Guy From PA

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    I had planned on a total restoration of that 1, i thought it was a gd strating platform, with all the parts there atleast. Don't sweat the plastics, they are not as expensive as you might think, a new top and starter cover makes a huge difference in appearance.
     
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    Another big Husky on the operating table at the Braapp Shack! That saw is 5 years older than my 394 but cases are in much nicer shape.

    Subbed :D
     
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    Throttle arm is supposed to look like that. Yours does look worn a little but hard to tell exactly. It is common to put fuel line on the arm of the carb that the lever actuates. I think it's 3/8 line. Mine wouldn't go full throttle. It was very close but not WFO. Mine does have a new lever so it wasn't a wear issue.
     
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    Mine wasn't hitting WFO either because the tang for the idle stop was hitting the arm behind the throttle shaft. That's what made me suspect that notch as being abonormal. Thanks for the fuel line fix on it
     
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    dustinwilt68 The PSP Guy From PA

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    Oddly I found a 394 today but can buy it, the owner hasn't come in to the shopfor a coue Yeats they said.
     
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