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  1. T.Roller

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    394 hd elbow is NLA but 395 hd elbow is same basic thing just have to drill/clearance holes out to fit larger carb bolts and bolt heads carefully. Not sure if it fits on a 288.
     
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  6. T.Roller

    T.Roller Huffy and Puffy, Roll Tighter Tater....

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    One Mike Lee was doing for me. He got all the real work out of the way lol
     
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    Sounds like a good build thread;). Unless of course it involves race Saw trade secrets. Those carbs are huge:applaudit:
     
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    Lmao I wouldn't know any secrets when it comes to race saws lol
     
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    Here's a very good running 288 lite done by Mike.


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    Given Mike isn't really a fan of the 288 he sure builds a mean one doesn't he. Talented guy
     
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    I've had Mike do a 7900 and a 385. I also have a 346ne done by him along with some of his chain's. His saws all run amazing and his chain's just plain out cut. He's a pretty damn good guy also.
     
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    REPPED!!!
     
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    Had a bizarre failure on the 288 today. The flywheel nut loosened and the flywheel sheared the key. Not knowing what had happened after it stalled, I pulled the recoil rope and there was no resistance. I thought something real bad happened inside the motor. It's up and running again but I can't figure out why the hell it happened.

    Should I put some loctite on the nut? Any body ever have this happen?
     
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    If that happened I would probably use some mild thread lock on the nut. Weird....
     
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    T.Roller Huffy and Puffy, Roll Tighter Tater....

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    You should still have the same resistance with or without a flywheel in it.
     
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    Not if the key is sheared the the nut is loose enough to allow the flywheel to spin freely on the crankshaft when you pull the starter rope. I haven't had that happen with a saw yet, but I've seen it on other small engines. Sounds like that's what happened in this case.
     
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    T.Roller Huffy and Puffy, Roll Tighter Tater....

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    Yeap you are right about that. I was thinking the crank turning over but if the flywheel ain't tight it wont. Carry on lol
     
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    Yep Joe nailed it. Flywheel spinning freely on the crank. Made nice metal on metal scratching sounds. I about crapped my pants initially thinking my Saw had just completely grenaded in some way that killed compression.
     
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