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  1. Tor R

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    Thought we should try to make one information thread for different versions of those saws.
    Sorry for the messed thread, hope members will find som!E info they need though......

    42 Anniversary - year 1988
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    42 Special - year 92
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    42 special - year 97
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    242 G - year 1989
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    242 XPG - year 1991
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    242 XPG - year 1995
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    246 G - year 1997
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    42 and 42 special jugs and pistons options and differences

    Until 1995 Husky used a Gilardoni jug where two bolts are longer then front bolts:
    42 jug old.jpg

    All in all there was 3 different jugs, the two first one is very close each other, sometime around 92 they started with decomp valve, later the 241 A jug came (1995) and that one has the normal 4 bolts as we are used to.
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    There is 2 different pistons even their IPL only show one piston through the whole 42 serie. The old piston from Gilardoni is 35 mm tall, the later piston made by KS is 34 mm tall.
    42 vs 42 spec piston.jpg

    A tad different timings in 241 A jug + longer intake duration due piston, is where Husky found the little extra gain for the 42 special vs 42.

    Rumors say there was a closed port 42 special, I've never seen them, but if I should think common sense I think Husky used the old 242 p&c after the 242 XP arrived around late 90/early 91.
     
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    Clutch, worm gears and oil pumps.


    The old 2 shoe clutch:
    2 shoe clutch.jpg

    3 Shoe clutch:
    3 shoe clutch.jpg

    Worm gears:
    worm gear.jpg

    Yeah, dont trust their IPL, there was 2 different oil pumps (22mm vs 17mm):
    oil pumps - 1.jpg

    oil pumps - 2.jpg
    PS: Your guys find the same difference on 254 oil pump as 42/242 has
     
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    Crank cases, G non G and 246 differences.

    They used mainly one crankcase until late 1994/ early 1995 (before 246 went into producion), made for 42 mm piston:
    crankcase - 1.jpg

    Later, who knows when, they opened up the crankcase to make place for the 246 piston(every crankcase before 1995 need to be modded if you plan to knock a 246 p&c on):
    crankcase - 2.jpg

    Another thing, they went cheap, all cases I've seen from 1994 and older has a crankcase prepared for generator (the one to right is from 1997):
    crankcase - 3.jpg
     
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    242 piston and cylinder differences.

    242 p&c, there are those who claim there was no difference between 242 and 242 XP, well, it's just to take a look and study them....

    242 year 89 vs 242 XP year 91 piston
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    New OEM piston, a tad stronger nowadays
    242 vs 242 xp piston.jpg

    242 jug _DSC3020.jpg

    242 XP jug, pay attention to how little bewels the ports has:
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    Other then Mahle, there was a jug who is a bit more rare, Gilardoni 241 B. I dont have it but know it do exist.

    A new update, a bit more super rare jug....
    KS 217-11
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    Flywheels:

    Non G flywheel (42 special year 97, 42 special year 92, 42 Anniversary year 88) :
    flywheels.jpg

    The heaviest flywwhel is the one they used from 87-88 (# 501 63 26 01).
    The flywheel they used on midd years 88-96 is actually the lightest (# 503 50 53 02).
    The last flywheeel they used is a tad heavier then midd years (# 503 73 06 01).
     
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    Reserved for later, err, for 246's.... And that is soon :D
     
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    Hehe, you have already bought some snoop Ted :D
     
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    I LOVE that 1991 242g!:aaaaa:
     
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    You also need to be aware of 1 of the 2 sorts of clutch drum drive sometimes found on the 42 and 242. Some of the 42/ 242 ( and on some 254 xp saw ) have a drive that only turns the pump when the clutch is engaged ( not constant pumping ) . You will see the same fitment on the 246 and it means finding a near imposable clutch drum to drive the top left worm drive in the picture on Tor's post . You can see the slots for the drive to slot into. There is another sort of plastic worm drive that engages around the shaped needle roller bearing /sprocket stem of the clutch drum ( I think ?) . Pics are the best i can find for now....
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    The left one is the hard one to find and ones iv found for sale are the ones on the right.
     
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    Tor how often do you find the need to clean the air prefilter? Do you just use compresed air?
     
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    I clean the prefilter at least once a week David.
    Dish washer soap and hot water is the way I prefer to clean any airfilters with, but for the prefilter it doesnt mather so much, compresed air will work great there.
     
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    How does the 246 run compared to a 242xp?
     
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    honestly I dont know, I bought mine just for the collection.
    Magnus from Sweeden praised the 246, it was just as angry in acceleration from midle range and to peak as 242, but more lazy from idle and up to midd range.
    I dont doubt in what he said, he has them all.
    Out from what he said I would grab one 246 before 42 special.
     
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    I will eventually add one of these saws to my collection as I hear good things about them. A peppy lightweight saw seems nice to have for those situations you need one as well.
     
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    IPL's, 242
     

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