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  1. Mastermind

    Mastermind Knocker Of Farts Staff Member

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    Meh
     
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    Dub11 Some body poisoned the watering hole!

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    Would love to build a race saw with the old air cooled yz 360 or RM 400
     
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    Czed ONE OF THE GREATEST!

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    An old hillclimb champion i know dug out a 350x Atv motor fully built never ran they switched to yamaha 426s an gave it to my friend we are going to rebuild a 350x from the ground up one of these days.
     
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    Get a flat tracker cam for it. Around 3200 rpm it will really come to life
     
  6. TJ the Chainsaw Mechanic

    TJ the Chainsaw Mechanic I'm Stihl Nuts.

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    Got most of my knowledge from my boss, stihl tech school, and the guys here!
     
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    I am sort of a weirdo about engines...... I used to work on all types of awesome street and race engines in general. I really never did much of anything with 2 strokes until about a year and half ago, and I learned all I know by reading forums and observing and working on old equipment that someone was willing to sell for cheap.

    I was always very fascinated with all engines and my Dad was always working on some old clapped-out junk mower for a friend or neighbor and it got passed on by word-of-mouth that we operated a very small repair business.

    My Dad, who is a wonderful father and person in general, was always insistent about working on junk, like real junk. I found myself becoming a perfectionist or at least, very particular about engines and all things, at a very young age. I liked to wear the nitrile gloves to keep my hands clean and to be able to clean the gloves off and keep the work cleaner as well. Cleanliness is a good thing when it comes to building engines, whether you think it is wimpy to wear gloves or not.

    I got to where I unfortunately really despised working on crap equipment for people, especially those who were too cheap to fix things right. They ended up always complaining so much about the cost of the total repair, that my Dad would feel bad and highly discount his labor to the point that he would make next to nothing above parts. He was doing this as a side business, but not professional enough to really make much money per month. He really never worked on 2 strokes with much success way back then...........and didn't like them in general.

    It really burned me out about working on equipment for others at the time. I quit working on small engines at about 17 when I started working at the hot rod shop. I decided then and there that if I was good at something, I would want to get paid well for my talents. I worked on some very impressive cars back then, as a side hobby job. Buick Grand Nationals with Stage engines.... 10 second Subarus, Saleen Mustangs, 8 second street Mopars, etc.

    That was a long time ago, I am 38 now, and I have been working on small equipment again for about a year and a half as a hobby. I rarely do anything with 4 stroke equipment now, as I don't have much workspace and don't want to deal with draining old oil. I miss cars, but, with no budget for it, and no project cars of my own besides help in building my Dad's car from two states away; the repair hobby for chainsaws has kept my mind and my hands busy.
     
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    Welcome to OPE sir. Excellent post.

    I've always thought machines of all types were awesome.

    These days tractors and balers have my attention. ...
     
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    paragonbuilder ONE OF THE GREATEST!

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    Welcome to OPE! We need more perfectionists here!!


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    Thank you all for the warm welcome. I look forward to being an active member here, and enjoying the other member's posts as well!

    This is one of my favorite outlets for my mechanical intrigue, as my day job has nothing to do with anything mechanical whatsoever.
     
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    I got lead to this forest so to speak and forced to survive here.Having a chainsaw is a must as I see it. After being done wrong at a saw shop I decided to learn the tools I own a little better. Thankfully most everything that I know about fixing them is from others that have shared that on sites like this one.
     
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