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    If I remember reading right some of them stored butane in the handle to preheat the saw in cold weather
     
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    Oil mixed with oil, no wonder it smokes.
     
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    16:1 Rotella 15w40? :p
     
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    The handle is indeed a propane tank to pre-heat the "glow plug" which I think in reality is the hot bulb. I have received some instructions that say add 10% mixed fuel (50:1 gasoline:eek:il) to diesel to ease the starting. According to Mike Acres site: "Ran on Diesel fuel, kerosene, distillate etc."

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    The Comet saw is a fantastic addition to the collection. The fact it is in the original crate puts it over the top.
    I have always been amazed by the fact this model used an open flame in the forest. Unlike later models using batteries and an electric glo plug.

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    I am starting to arrange the 33/35/39 model saws and variants in the museum now. Not sure if this is final but at least they are all cleaned up and moved over.

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    The D-36 on the top shelf is actually the same vintage as the 33/35/39 saws. Interesting that they had such widely varying designs in production at the same time.

    By the way, that is a LeSabre on the bottom shelf, like the 33/35 power head but laid on its side to make a (left hand bar) direct drive saw.

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    Getting some more saws (a bit more modern) cleaned up and ready to go over.

    I don't know if this is a Husqvarna era saw, of from the Jenn Feng period.

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    The 32/35/38 cc saws were McCulloch made when they were in Arizona if I have my timeline straight.

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    The anti-vibe version of the same series.

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    I also put together an Eager Beaver model in the same 32cc chassis but no photos.

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    Here are a couple more Jenn Feng saws, MS2050AV and a 42cc Eager Beaver.

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    Does anyone else hear an Echo, Echo, Echo

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    I copied this over from the McCulloch thread:

    Here is the best information I have been able to piece together regarding the McCulloch timeline:

    1931 - R.P. McCulloch starts McCulloch Engineering in Milwaukee, WI building centrifugal superchargers. That business was later sold to Borg-Warner.

    1943 – Changed the name to McCulloch Motors Corporation, primary products are drone engines for Radio Plane and chainsaw engines for Reed-Prentice.

    1946 - Move to California, purchased land near what would become LAX (airport)

    1964 - Opened plant operations in Lake Havasu, AZ

    1974 - Sold to Black & Decker

    1977 - R.P. McCulloch dies

    1984 - Private/Employee owned

    1988 - Moved to Tucson, AZ

    1999 - Bankruptcy, Europe goes to Husqvarna, North America to Jenn Feng (Taiwan)

    2003 - Jenn Feng & MTD sign a distribution agreement

    March 2008 - Husqvarna acquires Jenn Feng, McCulloch is now a brand within Husqvarna

    Robert Paxton McCulloch was married to Barbara Ann Briggs (think Briggs & Stratton, yes that Briggs). I thought I had read that his uncle was Ralph Evinrude but I cannot find any confirmation of that. He was in direct competition with Evinrude and others when he bought Scott-Atwater and went into the production of outboard engines for boats...coincided with their move to Lake Havasu, AZ where they had an ideal testing site. There was an episode of the old television program "Route 66" based loosely on McCulloch's activities in the outboard engine game.

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    Another one cleaned up today in preparation for moving it over to the museum. This is a less common model, notice how the block was cast in anticipation of getting the lever operated DSP.

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    The family ties between McCullough, Briggs &Stratton and evinrude are written in a book I have called The legend of Briggs & Stratton. It is a good read if you like the whole industrial history type books. They made small engines, refrigerators all kinds of automotive switches and ignitions. Another good book imo is Iron Fist The History of Mercury Marine. Carl never intended on building outboards at first even but when some returned ones came with the building you bought and you need money.
     
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    Last time we run the Comet chain saw. About 20 years ago on a show. we use strait gasoline e free, and then we mix With sae 30 oil. 1 liter gasoline and 3 deciliter motor oil. So the engine is prepared for this mix. Regards Bjorn and Anders swedish friends
     
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    Almost the same as the comet. Starting it the same way.
     
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    Ya wouldn’t have any bugs running that


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    Anyone have recoil for a diesel Jonsreds by any chance?
     
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    Hallo is it an xa or xb Jonsered raket.
     
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    A few more cleaned up this week.

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