New hobby...

Rebuilding chainsaws.
Its rewarding taking something that doesn't work & rebuilding it so that it runs/works better than when it came off the factory line!
This particular Homelite Little Red XL was giving to me free.
It had been sitting for 9yrs without being started.
I took it home, swapped the old gas for new & it started!
Had fuel issues tho.
Completely tore it apart...
New carburetor kit, ported the head (dremel) & exhaust.
Sweet running saw now!
Cutting SOB!
Fun rebuilding these old "Built in USA Homelites"!
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  • Yep2Yep2 Posts: 931
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  • verbverb Posts: 828
    Very Cool! Amazing how many folks throw that stuff out when it just needs a good cleaning or minor repair!
    2CH: Micro Seiki MB14 TT, Rotel 1580 Pre, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Carver TX8 Tuner, Carver TFM35x Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 16,114
    A month of storage with fuel made with gas containing EtOH and 1) a chainsaw won't start and 2) cleaning the carburetor will usually rescue it :p

    Used to find 'em at the Harvard dump all the time in that condition :|
    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

  • Yep2Yep2 Posts: 931
    edited February 10
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    A month of storage with fuel made with gas containing EtOH and 1) a chainsaw won't start and 2) cleaning the carburetor will usually rescue it :p

    Used to find 'em at the Harvard dump all the time in that condition :|

    9 years without a start.
    I tried everything to get the fuel system to cooperate!
    No Go (wouldn't take throttle).
    $16/shipped for a carb kit (thank GOD for youtube!).
    Cleaned the valve, & ported the intake & exaust.
    Im extremely happy. B)
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 16,114
    so I saw.
    Dang 2-stroke engines do not like to sit.
    That's why my Stihl is on long-term loan to our son-in-law; he uses it much more than do I (we don't actually have many trees, ironically).

    They have a big woodlot & heat with their own wood -- he (also) bought a big-boy Stihl last year. Heavy, but a m-o-fo of a saw...
    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

  • Yep2Yep2 Posts: 931
    edited February 10
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    so I saw.
    Dang 2-stroke engines do not like to sit.
    That's why my Stihl is on long-term loan to our son-in-law; he uses it much more than do I (we don't actually have many trees, ironically).

    They have a big woodlot & heat with their own wood -- he (also) bought a big-boy Stihl last year. Heavy, but a m-o-fo of a saw...

    Cant beat a Stihl IMHO.
    This Homelite will be a fine camp saw tho, from my van by the river. :p
  • Yep2Yep2 Posts: 931
    edited February 10
    Good tip if you have a workbench Doc...
    That is a WalMart vehicle "drip pan" on my 8' wood workbench...
    Ill break it out when bluing firearms, but its handy for anything messy/liquid projects.
    Ill usually take it to the car wash & spray it off, or simply let it set outside next time it rains. B)
  • verbverb Posts: 828
    Yep2 wrote: »
    Good tip if you have a workbench Doc...
    That is a WalMart vehicle "drip pan" on my 8' workbench...
    I break it out when bluing firearms, but its handy for anything messy/liquid projects.
    Ill usually take it to the car wash & spray it off, or simply let it set outside next time it rains. B)

    Bluing firearms. Sounds like another hobby! Tell us more! :smiley:
    2CH: Micro Seiki MB14 TT, Rotel 1580 Pre, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Carver TX8 Tuner, Carver TFM35x Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's
  • Yep2Yep2 Posts: 931
    edited February 10
    Better not post.
  • Yep2Yep2 Posts: 931
    edited February 10
    Better not post...
    "Viking" would have a field day!
  • verbverb Posts: 828
    Very cool! Never restored anything, but have modded a few of my items!
    2CH: Micro Seiki MB14 TT, Rotel 1580 Pre, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Carver TX8 Tuner, Carver TFM35x Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's
  • John MegadethJohn Megadeth Posts: 1,686
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  • verbverb Posts: 828
    Very nice!
    2CH: Micro Seiki MB14 TT, Rotel 1580 Pre, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Carver TX8 Tuner, Carver TFM35x Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's
  • verbverb Posts: 828
    Yep2 wrote: »
    Better not post.

    Exactly! Wrong forum :smiley:
    2CH: Micro Seiki MB14 TT, Rotel 1580 Pre, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Carver TX8 Tuner, Carver TFM35x Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's
  • Yep2Yep2 Posts: 931
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    NICE! B)
  • Yep2Yep2 Posts: 931
    verb wrote: »
    Yep2 wrote: »
    Viking64 wrote: »
    Yep2 wrote: »
    Scared Viking will rat me out posting firearm pictures (Ive been doing it for years, for a living). ;)

    I have never reported anybody for anything on this forum EVER, so don't wrongfully accuse me of it. Sort your $hit.
    Said I was "scared".

    Whoa what happened to your pics?

    Scared.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 16,114
    sacred...?
    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

  • Yep2Yep2 Posts: 931
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    sacred...?

    Subjective...
  • msgmsg Posts: 3,714
    I like fixing up old stuff too.
    It's quite rewarding.
    In some cases, I find that I enjoy it better than something new.
    I think with new stuff I'm concerned about messing it up. With old stuff you fix up, you can use it freely, and really enjoy it.
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 8,832
    msg wrote: »
    I like fixing up old stuff too.
    It's quite rewarding.
    In some cases, I find that I enjoy it better than something new.
    I think with new stuff I'm concerned about messing it up. With old stuff you fix up, you can use it freely, and really enjoy it.

    Ed Zachary
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 4,054
    Tim the tool man's and my philosophy too....are, are, are, are, are!

    Fix what we can and save some bucks along the way, maybe. :s
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies . I am glad to be a part of a select group that tries to take our auditory and visual senses to a higher level: we EXPERIENCE them.... GOT SDA?... Got TFM ?
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