New hobby...

Yep2Yep2 Posts: 1,124
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: 1,124
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  • verbverb Posts: 2,732
    Very Cool! Amazing how many folks throw that stuff out when it just needs a good cleaning or minor repair!
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 18,355
    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 :|
    "It's like watching a roomful of people who couldn't get through college algebra discussing the flaws of quantum physics theory. I guess it could be fun, but it's ultimately a waste of time." -- seen on audiokarma

    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

    "Writing about hifi is like dancing about architecture" -- paraphrasing some wag (possibly Frank Zappa)
  • Yep2Yep2 Posts: 1,124
    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: 18,355
    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...
    "It's like watching a roomful of people who couldn't get through college algebra discussing the flaws of quantum physics theory. I guess it could be fun, but it's ultimately a waste of time." -- seen on audiokarma

    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

    "Writing about hifi is like dancing about architecture" -- paraphrasing some wag (possibly Frank Zappa)
  • Yep2Yep2 Posts: 1,124
    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: 1,124
    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: 2,732
    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:
    Basement: Polk SDA 1C's, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, Rotel 1580 Pre, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Carver TX8 Tuner, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Cables
    Office: PC, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, Polk PSWi225 wireless sub, MIT AVt2 cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Auris BluMe, Polk TSi200's
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
  • Yep2Yep2 Posts: 1,124
    edited February 10
    Better not post.
  • Yep2Yep2 Posts: 1,124
    edited February 10
    Better not post...
    "Viking" would have a field day!
  • verbverb Posts: 2,732
    Very cool! Never restored anything, but have modded a few of my items!
    Basement: Polk SDA 1C's, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, Rotel 1580 Pre, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Carver TX8 Tuner, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Cables
    Office: PC, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, Polk PSWi225 wireless sub, MIT AVt2 cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Auris BluMe, Polk TSi200's
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
  • John MegadethJohn Megadeth Posts: 1,899
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  • verbverb Posts: 2,732
    Very nice!
    Basement: Polk SDA 1C's, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, Rotel 1580 Pre, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Carver TX8 Tuner, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Cables
    Office: PC, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, Polk PSWi225 wireless sub, MIT AVt2 cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Auris BluMe, Polk TSi200's
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
  • verbverb Posts: 2,732
    Yep2 wrote: »
    Better not post.

    Exactly! Wrong forum :smiley:
    Basement: Polk SDA 1C's, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, Rotel 1580 Pre, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Carver TX8 Tuner, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Cables
    Office: PC, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, Polk PSWi225 wireless sub, MIT AVt2 cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Auris BluMe, Polk TSi200's
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
  • Yep2Yep2 Posts: 1,124
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    NICE! B)
  • Yep2Yep2 Posts: 1,124
    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: 18,355
    sacred...?
    "It's like watching a roomful of people who couldn't get through college algebra discussing the flaws of quantum physics theory. I guess it could be fun, but it's ultimately a waste of time." -- seen on audiokarma

    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

    "Writing about hifi is like dancing about architecture" -- paraphrasing some wag (possibly Frank Zappa)
  • Yep2Yep2 Posts: 1,124
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    sacred...?

    Subjective...
  • msgmsg Posts: 4,197
    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: 10,219
    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: 5,580
    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 EXPERIENCE them.
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