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  1. kfd518

    kfd518 Well-Known OPE Member

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    Bummed that I can’t work on it and get it runnin, not so much the squish. Though that is a tad disappointing.
     
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    kfd518 Well-Known OPE Member

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    No gasket between elbow and carb. Seems like that would be a place for fines to get through as many have discussed on these things.
     
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    I made my own for a couple different saws out of some oiler diaphragm material me and a bunch of other guys did a group buy on for Poulan saws. Any thin rubber material would work if your in dry dusty wood a lot.
     
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    p61 western Jon1212 Approved!

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    It's probably not a bad idea for sure.
     
  5. kfd518

    kfd518 Well-Known OPE Member

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    Well I stand corrected, squish was actually much tighter... after torquing cylinder down. Gasket compressed quite a bit down to squish of .027 hmmm not bad at all.
     
  6. XP_Slinger

    XP_Slinger I like saws...sometimes

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    Good idea. There is supposed to be a gasket between the filter and elbow also. The paper gasket works like crap, I made one out of a tire tube and it worked much betterer when I had the low top on mine.
     
  7. kfd518

    kfd518 Well-Known OPE Member

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    I have the rubber gasket that was between filter and elbow and made a thin gasket to go between elbow and carb.
    I went ahead and put it together with the original mounts and fired it up this morning woohoo!
    Whenever my springs and all the other smalls come in I’ll take the tank/handle back off it.
     
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    smokey7 Pinnacle OPE Member

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    When you checked squish did you turn the saw over atleast a few dozen times or until you could no longer feel the piston touch the soldier? Doc the RC spins them with a cordless drill ive seem my number change up to .010 just by cycling the piston a bunch instead of a couple times.
     
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    Johnmn Pinnacle OPE Member

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    Guys just use plastigauge to check squish!
    Simple, easy and accurate
     
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  10. Frank bierce

    Frank bierce ONE OF THE GREATEST!

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    Hoooooray 288. Pawn shop score today...

    Before cleaning
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    After a quick clean.
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    Roadfxr Pinnacle OPE Member

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  12. kfd518

    kfd518 Well-Known OPE Member

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    Pulled and pulled, the first squish I came up with was based on first solder squished and adding an un crushed gasket to that measurement. Without rechecking and using a gasket material I hadn’t used before to know how much it crushed down after torquing.
    On another note, got it running with a modified Stihl Mount Oregon bar but will only fit 7pin rim until I spin up a longer chain.
    @Frank bierce i won’t be finding any of those in the pawn shop around here that’s for sure.

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    Homemade Pinnacle OPE Member

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    I found the same when mounting a 84dl (25”) Stihl bar on mine. Had to make it 85dl.
     
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    I run 99 links on a Stihl mount 30" bar designed for 98. I only avoided going to 100 by grinding the hell out of it. If you grind the slot a bit, you can fit the 25" Stihl bars with an 84DL chain.

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    dustinwilt68 Destroyer Of Crankshafts

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    Frank is an inspiration to us all!
     
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    fixed it.
     
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    dustinwilt68 Destroyer Of Crankshafts

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    That too!!!!
     
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    Homemade Pinnacle OPE Member

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    Finally was able to put her into some wood. Puts a grin on my face every time pulling 32” in red oak with an 8pin driver and asking for more.
     
  19. kfd518

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    Well I have the typical no WOT worn throttle lever ordered a new one... guess it will get here when it gets here. Fuel hose on the roller falls off as soon as I throttle it up. Tried heating and bending but still can’t get enough out of it.
     
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  20. jacob j.

    jacob j. Jon1212 Approved!

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    It looks like your exhaust deflector is pointing the wrong direction?
     
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