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This popped up on FB MP for $600 then dropped to $450. I picked it up for $400. Have wanted one for quite some time now to fill the gap between the 044 and the 075.

S/N appears to be 123965831.

Anyway, it's a runner. Saw has seen some use, but tank looks good and the case doesn't have any damage. Handle and muffler cover appear to be the only non-OEM bits.

Now I have to figure out what to do. My normal course of action on a new-to-me saw is to install fuel line, impulse, fuel filter, air filter, compression test, lube clutch bearing, pull the flywheel and clean ignition bits, and rebuilt the carb. If compression is on the low side, it gets rings and prolly a BG delete while I'm at it. I'll probably do a muffler mod of sorts, too.

Once I've gone through it, I think I have a nearly new 28" Tsmura bar some some 3/8" chain for it.

What did I miss? Also, what's the deal with the big bore kits for these?
 

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Big bore kits usually have lackluster port shapes and timing, and typically make slightly less power than a good factory jug.

If you want more power delete the base gasket if the squish checks out, and give it a mild porting job. Don’t throw a fatter china jug on it.
 

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Here's one that I restored:
Stihl 064 AV.jpg
The buyer burned it out in a year by straight-gassing it. I replaced the top end and it's still in business after three more hard years of work. The new top end was for an MS 660 and that worked with a new top shroud to allow for the decomp to work. It looks a little goofy but that meant nothing to the buyer.
 

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Ok, so I'll hold off on any aftermarket big bore stuff.

Will work on sourcing some OEM bits for now; just maintenance stuff.

Thanks for all the input!

Scott
Big bore stuff would be a downgrade if your top end is OEM and in good condition.
 

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Haven't cut with it yet, but I did get a dual port muffler cover for it, OEM HD air filter/pre-filter, a new set of OEM dogs (was missing one), the larger sized OEM clutch cover, a new OEM 3/4 wrap handle -- had to order from Outbushman in OZ -- to replace the reproduction half wrap that's on it, and a few other odds and ends.
 

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Haven't cut with it yet, but I did get a dual port muffler cover for it, OEM HD air filter/pre-filter, a new set of OEM dogs (was missing one), the larger sized OEM clutch cover, a new OEM 3/4 wrap handle -- had to order from Outbushman in OZ -- to replace the reproduction half wrap that's on it, and a few other odds and ends.
Sounds like you are making a nice saw of it.
 
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