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CL 031av and 032av in Me.

Post in 'The Gear' started by Wildo, Jun 14, 2013.

  1. Wildo

    Wildo Feeling the Heat

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  2. buggyspapa

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    man, if dexter weren't 2 hours away, i'd go for it with $125 for both. that 031 is older than mine though, so the coil probably wouldn't work.
  3. ScotO

    ScotO Guest

    I love the old Stihls....some of the best saws ever produced.
    Outside of my Husky 372XP, the old Stihls are all that I run.......they are badass!
    Some pics of my "babies".......

    2012-05-27_07-31-17_685.jpg 2012-02-19_10-00-36_345.jpg 2012-03-22_18-14-32_496.jpg 2013-05-19_13-52-21_312.jpg 2012-04-14_14-55-22_72.jpg 2012-04-07_13-37-37_105.jpg 100_3051.JPG 2013-06-14_13-27-56_381.jpg

    Sorry......got a little caught up in the moment......;em
  4. Wildo

    Wildo Feeling the Heat

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    it's ok I like old stihls. My buddy picked up an 075 about 6yrs back for $200 at a yard sale, the guy wanted 4. That thing is ridiculous in every sense of the word. It came with a three foot bar of off a feller buncher.
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  5. ScotO

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    That saw in the picture I'm standing next to is my ported 051AV with a 42" bar. Its basically an 075/76. And it's impressive.
    I've got several 075/076 saws in my barn, all awaiting rebuilds. Most are in great shape, some need carb overhauls or some magnesium parts (stripped out holes in the cases, etc). I'll be doing a Woods-port and squish band mod on one of those 076's, along with a custom muffler and a velocity stack......something to play around with....;)
  6. Wildo

    Wildo Feeling the Heat

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    15hp+?
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  7. ScotO

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    Lol..probably not THAT much.....but time will tell. One thing about it, when you tweak 'em right, they can be really impressive!
  8. Dyno625

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    I have both of those saws myself and I like them more than the new saws I have. Can't decide why, maybe the fact that they are all metal and seem like a serious tool. Not a plastic toy.
  9. lukem

    lukem Minister of Fire

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    I had an 031AV just like that. If it starts by spraying fuel they probably just need a carb cleaning...worst case a carb kit...and you're in business.
  10. MasterMech

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    My 031 with a "muffler mod" (read: it's missing the internal baffle, ;lol) runs damned good. I keep a 16" bar on it, my FIL commented that it sounds like a dirtbike and I replied "and it's about that much fun to run!" >>
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    You guys have it all right! Got my first one about 1980, and 5 more old used ones the past year!::-) Been slowly fixing them up to sell (most received new Caber rings, electronic conversions, carb rebuilds, new paint jobs). I've got 2 of the old style, 4 of the newer ones. Attached some photos of the "031AV table" in the garage, and one of the old style ones all fixed and painted up. That's an old Oregon bar on it that was solid rust and tar (saw came from a roofing company and was used for demo work) before cleanup and painting. The complete saw in the upper middle of the table is my original 1980 saw. The partial saw in the lower left is all rebuilt and ready to paint, check out that shiny cleaned cylinder!

    Many of you know I have a hoard of other newer Stihl saws, but I too have a special "thing" for these old gems.

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  12. Dyno625

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    Here is a picture of my 031 and 032. New bars and chains and a little clean up and they look good for the age.

    Attached Files:

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  13. ScotO

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    Boog....there must be something in the water out your way....you and Dex with that OCD and those saws!
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  14. Boog

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    High levels of Magnesium maybe drawing me to those old cases?
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