Finally fixed my 350

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Isaac Carlson

Minister of Fire
Nov 19, 2012
916
NW Wisconsin
I have been trying to get it running for several years. I got it from a saw shop where it was traded in (burned up) and rebuilt improperly. I tore it down, ported it and it had an air leak. Tore it down a second time and it still had an air leak. I tore it down a third time and checked everything with a fine tooth comb. The lower case was warped under the right bearing, so it never sealed. I bought a new case and bearings and then it got put on a back burner for a few years. I woke up today and it was weighing on my mind, so I dug out the box of parts and put it together.

I ran a tank through it and it runs nice and strong. I cut some basswood, pine, and oak. It's nice to have a lighter saw than my ms390.
 
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duramaxman05

Minister of Fire
Aug 17, 2014
677
Perryville, Mo
It's always good to start and run one after a full rebuild like that. Sometimes I get a little nervous when I first start an engine I rebuilt. But so far so good.
 
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Isaac Carlson

Minister of Fire
Nov 19, 2012
916
NW Wisconsin
Sounds like it's turning 12-13k under moderate pressure in the cut. This chain is "out of the box" and has some hook. It's a little grabby. I expect it to smooth out after the first sharpening.

The saw seems to be settling down and breaking in nicely. The tune changed quite a bit on the first two tanks and is now holding about the same. The ring will take a little time to seat, since it was used in another saw.

Here is a quick video.