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Poulan® 18 in. 40 cc Wild Thing or Husqvarna 235 16-Inch 34.4cc ???

Post in 'The Gear' started by HDRock, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. hilbiliarkiboi

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    Take a spare beer to wash blood off. Head tends to bleed well!
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  2. HDRock

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    I am still looking for a brake assembly clutch cover, I called some places today.
    I will get a brake fixed up on it, according to tracking information the saw won't be here until Thursday the 6th , so maybe I will have a part by then.

    I never had a pair of chaps, the biggest saw I ever ran was a 35cc, and really haven't done a lot of cutting, like I will be doing now , but I guess I should have had them anyway. I found a pretty good price here , Chain Saw Chaps & Helmet System New - $85, http://saginaw.craigslist.org/tld/3427710555.html , the only bad thing is it is a 60 mile drive, but it is a good price for both .

    I have had a few minor mishaps in the wood shop , and one not so minor, but didn't get hurt , I had a mishap with a big industrial hand held grinder involving my thigh one time , so ! I know sh!t can happen

    Oh ya , a die grinder with a wire wheel sure does take skin off your knuckle FAST !!!
  3. Pallet Pete

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    That looks good HD !
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  5. HDRock

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    The Heritier Saw Mill is actually 70 mi one way, to far ! no savings, so I ordered some chaps from amazon
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  6. HDRock

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    I got a brake, clutch cover. If It turns out to be a 61 or 266 , It doesn't matter , it will fit both , correct ?
  8. HDRock

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    OK U all , got the saw.
    Whats up with this air filter, why would they drill holes in it ??

    EDit : found the replacement filter. Is this a different carb ??

    carb.jpg Filter1.jpg Filter2.jpg
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    Looks like someone converted an older filter style to fit a newer 61 intake.....then it migrated back to your older style saw.

    Not a big deal, I'd just try and seal the 2 extra holes.
  10. Thistle

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    Do they/did they make a high top filter & cover for the 61? I seen a few 262/266/268XP's with one over the years....
  11. HDRock

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    When I search for a new air filter for the model 61 , what I come up with, does not have a hole in the center it shows two holes, side-by-side, so IDK.
    Included , Here is a pic of the plate , and side starter cover, so I am assuming it is a model 61 and not a 266.
    But that's not the half of it here, THE SAW FLEW APART WHEN I STARTED IT !!!

    Here is a copy of the message I sent to the eBay seller.

    I received the saw today and I started it up, it started to make a rattling noise, before I could even hit the kill switch, broken plastic was shooting out.
    I don't know if it was caused by the rope inside, but when I took off the starter side cover, some of the rope was wrapped around the wrong place inside the cover.
    The broken plastic came from a plastic part that is under the starter cover, one of the Pawls is attached to the flywheel was no longer attached, and there was a pin laying in there that had came out, and pieces of little springs that I guess are attached to the pawls.
    There was only a little damage to the flywheel, and the engine turns over fine.
    I don't know what happened, and I don't think it's real bad but it definitely needs repair now.
    I don't know that much about working on chainsaws, but whatever happened I did not cause it.
    Do you have an idea what I am talking about?
    Do you have an idea what might have happened?
    I can e-mail you pictures

    EDIT : Oops I forgot the pictures , I have to go downsize them first I'll put them up in a little bit

    DSCI0411.JPG DSCI0414.JPG DSCI0415.JPG DSCI0418.JPG Name Plate.JPG
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    For just a little bit more I'll have a nice used Stihl 250 coming up for sale. ;) I've put about 4 tanks of gas through it cutting smaller stuff since trading for it recently, it runs great. My doctor says I need to part with some of my smaller saws!


    ADDED NOTE: I posted the above before I read about your troubles with this one, sorry, I didn't mean to be rubbing it in by offering something else. I thought you were still looking. Mike
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    Oh ! thats ok Mike
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    Find another doctor Boog. Only reason to part with a smaller saw is to upgrade to pro grade smaller saw. ==c
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    Well I have, I've picked up two 026s, "plain vanilla ones", but they act like they wanna be pros.
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    I got a hold of the guy he,is sending me, 2 pawls, 2 springs, 2 pins, 2 washer with inner fan cover , he said he sent all the parts I need.
    He said, I have had this happen before, sounds like a starter pawl came off and busted the inner fan cover

    Why would this come apart ??
    It ran good for 30 seconds ;lol
  17. HittinSteel

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    The bolt(s) weren't tight.

    One time I got a saw on trade from a reputable person. It wouldn't run right. I finally found that the cylinder bolts were loose. He must have forgotten to tighten them down after he replaced the p&c.

    Sorry this happened, but it is nice he is sending the parts. Won't be a difficult fix. Here is the ipl for your saw (with the 1 bolt air filter setup).

    http://www.husqvarna.com/ddoc/HUSI/HUSI1983_AAaa/HUSI1983_AAaa_I8300013_.pdf
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    I think I am missing a part,a little metal deal that goes under the end of where bar mounts , my other saw has one .
    Is this mdl 61 suppose to have one ? Is it a necessary part ? It looks like it is suppose to have one in the ipl, part 501 81 48-01 parts IPL.png 8-01
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    Than doesn't make sense ether,cuz U see in the pic the part that came out is not a bolt but a pin ,which I assume is just hammered, tapped in

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  20. HittinSteel

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    I'd email the seller again and get the bar plate that is missing.....it guides the flow of oil to the bar.

    Hmmmmm....... I'm not sure on the pin deal. The only time I messed with a starter pawl, it was screwed in.
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    Thanks, I didn't know what the function of that plate was
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    I got the starter pawl fixed, now I find out I have a 18" bar, (The chain that was on it is crap and binding) already bought a 72lgx 72,20" chain,which is 3/8 pitch,.050 gage, I have a 7 tooth sprocket.
    I want to just get a new 20" bar, Help me out here, what bar is going to work with that chain and sprocket ???

    Oh ya seller gave me a $20 refund ,for bar plate and gas cap, so I can get them on my own
  23. HittinSteel

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    You just need to make sure the bar is a large mount husky( description will list saws like the 61, 266, 365, 372, 385, 390 etc.) and that it is 3/8" .050 for 72 drive links.
    The bar below would work for example. The Husky bar is a repainted oregon powermatch which is a good quality.


    http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-HUSQVAR...750?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item416292237e

    Glad the seller is making things right. Seems like he is an honest seller that doesn't know a whole lot about saws.

    BTW, now that your on the arboristsite, find the "Beg for Manuals" thread. If you ask nicely, someone will send you the actual shop manual for your saw which will guide you through any repair you might need. Seems like there is always something with saws (especially when you own a lot). Today I'm replacing the oiler and clutch on my 372. Not a bad job once you get the clutch off and very nice to have the manual to follow the proper procedure.

    Good luck!
  24. HittinSteel

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    Here's picture of my 61.

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    Long story,short, all the problems with starter pawls !! Big fat starter rope, with a big fat knot, installed improperly, hitting pawls ,causing them to engage while running :rolleyes: ,more on that later

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