New hobby...

Yep2Yep2 Posts: 1,332
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: 4,467
    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: 19,986
    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: 19,986
    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: 4,467
    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, Rega RP1 TT, VTL 2.5 Preamplifier, Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs DAC, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Marantz CD-1 transport, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus Subwoofer, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Project BoxE Bluetooth Streamer, 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: 4,467
    Very cool! Never restored anything, but have modded a few of my items!
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Rega RP1 TT, VTL 2.5 Preamplifier, Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs DAC, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Marantz CD-1 transport, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus Subwoofer, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Project BoxE Bluetooth Streamer, 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: 2,070
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  • verbverb Posts: 4,467
    Very nice!
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Rega RP1 TT, VTL 2.5 Preamplifier, Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs DAC, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Marantz CD-1 transport, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus Subwoofer, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Project BoxE Bluetooth Streamer, 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: 4,467
    Yep2 wrote: »
    Better not post.

    Exactly! Wrong forum :smiley:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Rega RP1 TT, VTL 2.5 Preamplifier, Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs DAC, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Marantz CD-1 transport, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus Subwoofer, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Project BoxE Bluetooth Streamer, 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: 19,986
    sacred...?
  • msgmsg Posts: 4,370
    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.
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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 12,083
    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: 6,831
    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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