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  1. Frank bierce

    Frank bierce ONE OF THE GREATEST!

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    Earlier this week, I was lucky enough to receive my first mastermind ported saw....and HOORAY it’s a 288!!! Can’t wait to put it to some wood!!
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  2. beaglebriar

    beaglebriar "I have a potty mouth" + GFY

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    Yeah it's getting there. Dropping the fuel tank right now.

    Is the farm still running?
     
  3. Canadian farm boy

    Canadian farm boy 10,000 "likes" and still a fart knocker.

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    The farm is still running for another week or two. November 1 is the closing date. I'm not sure what's gonna happen after that. I haven't met or even seen the new owners yet.
    On a good note my folks have found and are in the process of buying a new house.
     
  4. beaglebriar

    beaglebriar "I have a potty mouth" + GFY

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    Well that's good I guess. I know you'll miss it.
     
  5. Canadian farm boy

    Canadian farm boy 10,000 "likes" and still a fart knocker.

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    Definitely. It's "home".

    Let's get this thread back on track.

    I'm gonna go play in the wood pile again today. My weapon of choice for today will be this saw armed with a 28" 3/8 bar and a Dallas chain. I love this set up. HOORAY 288! IMG_6279.JPG IMG_6280.JPG
     
  6. beaglebriar

    beaglebriar "I have a potty mouth" + GFY

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    Hellz yeah!! Lol
     
  7. dustinwilt68

    dustinwilt68 Destroyer Of Crankshafts

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    Hey I remember that saw, reminds me of the one on my bench last week.lol
     
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  8. ajschainsaws

    ajschainsaws Axes never run out of Gas

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    I was on the tractor trying too read this on the phone

    Now Iam on the computer I can see it’s you Wes if you want genuine OEM
    @dustinwilt68 is your man but if you want aftermarket put a order in with no supply

    Hey Dustin that 272 you sent me was a freaking beauty
    But that Dolmar 7310 you sent me is freaking nasty been giving it
    Some use yesterday man it’s strong and mean even the dog legged it
    When it started growling
     
  9. dustinwilt68

    dustinwilt68 Destroyer Of Crankshafts

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    Glad you are liking them, happy to help where I can. That 272 still bothers me, she was a beauty!
     
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  10. ajschainsaws

    ajschainsaws Axes never run out of Gas

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    It was a superb Saw the guy who bought it from me keeps it in his house
    He had his 1st one stolen and he said after I handed it too him he
    Felt complete again
     
  11. dustinwilt68

    dustinwilt68 Destroyer Of Crankshafts

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    Glad it went to a good and proper home.
     
  12. ajschainsaws

    ajschainsaws Axes never run out of Gas

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    Everyone WYK is a superb fella he built my Dolmar PS-420 for me
    That little saw still ceases to amaze me

     
  13. 00wyk

    00wyk Well-Known OPE Member

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    Chaps are so sexy.
     
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  14. smokey7

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    That was a 421 pulling full bar? Was it a 16" lp 375?
     
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  15. 00wyk

    00wyk Well-Known OPE Member

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    16" 325.

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  16. smokey7

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    Tell us about the 281. What did you do?
     
  17. 00wyk

    00wyk Well-Known OPE Member

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    Just a mild port job. I think scarr gave me some quick pointers way back, or was it wiggle? I forget. That 281 had a buttload of compression to start. like 205psi before the rings seated in. In fact, I had to go find a thicker gasket to bring it down to that. I think it went from something like .024 to .031. .024 was giving me alarming pressure and was unstartable. With the thicker gasket, she revs a bit more, but it's still a mild port job.
    It is a complete hoor to start, still. I also think the coil might be a bit aggressive and not helping the starting any. It's now wearing a D-handle. Still was considering simply tossing a 288 top end on it so the estate owner I left it with can use it.

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  18. 00wyk

    00wyk Well-Known OPE Member

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    I think I read somewhere here the standard compression for an OEM 288XP top end was 145 psi? Is that right? So ya basically must do a gasket delete if it isn't ported? I want this swap to be as quick and easy as possible since I don't have the tools to port saws on any more.
     
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  19. dustinwilt68

    dustinwilt68 Destroyer Of Crankshafts

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    Bases delete is a nice upgrade
     
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  20. JonCraig

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    Mine was dang near a headbanger with no gasket. 12 or 14 thou iirc. Used the thinnest gasket paper I had with the thinnest layer of motoseal I could get on each side. Ended up at .023 installed & called her good.
     
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