Building the MS460

MasterMech Posted By MasterMech, May 16, 2012 at 2:33 AM

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  1. MasterMech

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    Even though it's not specified in the IPL for this particular muffler, I noticed some exhaust leakage between the muffler halves and decided to rectify the situation. Details, Details... ==c

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    As you can see, compression is a very healthy 158psi. Not bad at all for a stock MS460.

    And the final set of pictures for this puppy, (cue the music) ...

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    I have since added 2 matching screws to hold the front screen retainer to the muffler cover. This thing has turned out to be quite the gem. I won't lie to you, there's money in this thing, but a lot less than a new MS460 sold for, which, you cannot, or soon will not, be able to buy one new ever again.

    Capping this build off with links to the tuning and test cut with this saw. Maybe some more video of it in the future? ;)

    Tuning the stock MS460.

    Trimming some splits with the MS460.

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  2. lukem

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  3. MasterMech

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    It sure is tempting but I'm still planning to sell it eventually. I've barely made 2-3 cuts with it to date. Going to do everything I can to preserve it's cosmetic condition.
     
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    Good Job. Seems like yesterday you started on this.
     
  5. lukem

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    Then you'd better not make any more cuts with it :). You're holding a crack pipe...just don't light it and you might be able to sell it.
     
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    Hmmm...I can see Stihl marketing now...

    "The Crack pipe of the Chainsaw World. Once you fire it up, you're hooked"
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    How much you into it?
     
  8. MasterMech

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    Gonna figure that one out soon.
     
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    Looking good.

    Did you decide to build two?
     
  10. MasterMech

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    Prob gonna be an " epilog " of some kind. ;)

    It will not be nearly as detailed as this thread.
     
  11. Nixon

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    Thanks for a great and informative thread . I've really enjoyed following this 460 from dead to reborn .
     
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    Saw looks awesome MM - my vote is to keep this one, just on principle of time invested - you'll think of the process each time you run her (hmmmmmm.......perhaps that a bad thing?). Cheers!
     
  13. DexterDay

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    I say keep it, but I am Biased.

    Sell the 034, 031, and/or 230 and get a 261.

    A 460 and a 261... Thats a hell of a combo.

    Or a 460 and a 461 ;) Even better combo. Run an 18" on the 460 and a 25" on the 461. Don't get much better than that :cool:
     
  14. MasterMech

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    MS261, MS441C-M for sure, who knows how the rest of the fleet will pan out? ==c

    There were thoughts of a 550XP instead of the MS261 but after several days of shock therapy, I feel better now. !!!

    If I don't like the 441C-M, like really hate it, then I would do a MS461 but I really wanted the next saw to be M-tronic and ridin' on springs.
     
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    I'd keep it,sell the 031 & 034.
     
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    Come over to the dark side, Luke . You know You want to . :);)
     
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    MasterMech.....how can I contact you
    MasterMech....how can I contact you? wanting my Stihl 046 Magnum rebuilt.
     
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