New hobby...

Yep2Yep2 Posts: 1,327
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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  • verbverb Posts: 3,346
    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: 19,054
    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 :|
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,054
    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...
  • verbverb Posts: 3,346
    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 SRS, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, VTL 2.5 Pre, Marantz CD6006 CDP, 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, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
  • verbverb Posts: 3,346
    Very cool! Never restored anything, but have modded a few of my items!
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, VTL 2.5 Pre, Marantz CD6006 CDP, 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, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
  • John MegadethJohn Megadeth Posts: 1,954
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  • verbverb Posts: 3,346
    Very nice!
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, VTL 2.5 Pre, Marantz CD6006 CDP, 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, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
  • verbverb Posts: 3,346
    Yep2 wrote: »
    Better not post.

    Exactly! Wrong forum :smiley:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, VTL 2.5 Pre, Marantz CD6006 CDP, 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, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,054
    sacred...?
  • msgmsg Posts: 4,270
    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: 10,845
    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: 6,090
    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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