Antique Engines and Old Iron

[Home] - [HELP] - [Forums] - [Library] - [Photo Gallery] - [Groups] - [Classified Ads] - [Subscribe] - [Links] - [Books] - [Sponsors] -

Go Back   SmokStak > SmokStak® Antique Engine Community > Small Air Cooled Gasoline Engines > Chain Saw Collectors
Forgot Password? Join Us!

Notices

Chain Saw Collectors Vintage chainsaws and other air cooled gas engine saws, collecting and restoring.

Chain Saw Collectors

Wild Chainsaw Hair


this thread has 16 replies and has been viewed 1692 times

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-29-2017, 07:49:43 PM
oologahan oologahan is offline
Registered
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Oologah, Oklahoma
Posts: 34
Thanks: 15
Thanked 24 Times in 9 Posts
Default Wild Chainsaw Hair

About two months ago the wild chainsaw hair bit me hard and it shows no sign of letting up. I already have a collection of 24 vintage garden tractors, bu now I am buying pallet shelving to store chainsaws. How did this happen? My thirteenth Homelite, a model 2000, will arrive in a week and I just picked up a McCulloch Mini Mac 1 Automatic, that makes fourteen and I have two on my eBay watch list all of them run, some better than others, but they've been coming in so fast I haven't had much of a chance to work on them. Is there a cure?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	20170821_133632.jpg
Views:	231
Size:	232.4 KB
ID:	289807   Click image for larger version

Name:	20170821_133644.jpg
Views:	194
Size:	199.9 KB
ID:	289808   Click image for larger version

Name:	20170826_181804.jpg
Views:	197
Size:	251.1 KB
ID:	289809   Click image for larger version

Name:	20170702_110618.jpg
Views:	167
Size:	330.4 KB
ID:	289810  

Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 08-29-2017, 08:35:07 PM
tparr tparr is offline
Registered-I
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Lewisburg, Ohio
Posts: 52
Thanks: 9
Thanked 30 Times in 17 Posts
Default Re: Wild Chainsaw Hair

the cure is to tell your wife how many you have and what you spent!
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to tparr For This Post:
  #3  
Old 08-29-2017, 08:37:58 PM
John Newman, Jr.'s Avatar
John Newman, Jr. John Newman, Jr. is online now
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
Posts: 5,041
Thanks: 688
Thanked 2,949 Times in 1,528 Posts
Default Re: Wild Chainsaw Hair

If only you had come to us sooner..... You'd be even closer to complete infection!
You are past any hope of a cure at this point. As you go through the advanced stages, you will find yourself building bigger sheds to store your wares.
__________________
John Newman, Jr.
Saint Louis, MO

I Can Probably Fix That
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-29-2017, 10:10:00 PM
slip knot slip knot is offline
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Texas Gulf Coast
Posts: 1,198
Thanks: 706
Thanked 1,026 Times in 497 Posts
Default Re: Wild Chainsaw Hair

you know your completely gone when you think its perfectly normal to leave a $40K vehicle out in the weather so you can keep your $40 treasures dry.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to slip knot For This Post:
  #5  
Old 08-30-2017, 10:51:52 AM
3v0 3v0 is offline
Registered
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Boise City, Oklahoma
Posts: 33
Thanks: 5
Thanked 36 Times in 12 Posts
Default Re: Wild Chainsaw Hair

Quote:
Originally Posted by slip knot View Post
you know your completely gone when you think its perfectly normal to leave a $40K vehicle out in the weather so you can keep your $40 treasures dry.
I resemble that remark ! My Kubota BX lives under a car port while my collection of lawn and garden tractors live indoors.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-30-2017, 11:39:58 AM
jwitt's Avatar
jwitt jwitt is offline
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Pensacola, Florida
Posts: 86
Thanks: 135
Thanked 68 Times in 33 Posts
Images: 21
Default Re: Wild Chainsaw Hair

I'll bet that Mini Mac cuts kinda slow. But on the bright side it will stay sharp a long time.
__________________
When in doubt, smoke em' out
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-30-2017, 11:51:27 AM
I like oldstuff I like oldstuff is offline
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Posts: 5,269
Thanks: 1,187
Thanked 5,352 Times in 2,148 Posts
Default Re: Wild Chainsaw Hair

^ I think that's the uber rare reverse rotation model.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to I like oldstuff For This Post:
  #8  
Old 08-30-2017, 09:35:35 PM
s100 s100 is offline
Registered-II
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Detroit, Michigan, USA
Posts: 782
Thanks: 187
Thanked 455 Times in 312 Posts
Default Re: Wild Chainsaw Hair

A few years ago I was responding to a craigslist ad to buy a Homelite Super Wiz 80. I bought the 80 but the guy also had what appeared to be an EZ. It was unlike any EZ I've ever seen. Now this was the later, 70's or so horizontal cylinder EZ, like the ones in the pictures here. The thing that made this one an odd duck was the fact that the handles were all mounted in some huge rubber shock mounts. The EZ was supposed to be a climber's saw and this one was heavy as hell so I doubt it was a popular design. I could have bought that saw for $20 but in truth the EZ's weren't much of a saw so I didn't buy it. And now I'm kickin' myself, I should have bought it only because it's unusual (to me, anyway).

Does that mean there is still a glimmer of sanity left in me? I doubt it.

p.s. Those XL 12's and Super XL's are great little saws. They're pokey but they are about as dependable as any saw ever made. They run and run. I've got a Super XL I bought new back in the early 80's. I put it on a shelf and forgot all about it. To this day it has never been started. Maybe someday.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to s100 For This Post:
  #9  
Old 08-31-2017, 09:32:15 PM
oologahan oologahan is offline
Registered
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Oologah, Oklahoma
Posts: 34
Thanks: 15
Thanked 24 Times in 9 Posts
Default Re: Wild Chainsaw Hair

Quote:
Originally Posted by tparr View Post
the cure is to tell your wife how many you have and what you spent!
She knows, along with the 24 vintage garden tractors and dozens of implements, she went with me, sometimes on two day treks, to haul them home. We live a traditional lifestyle where she doesn't work outside the home, drive alone, or go anywhere without me. She also supports everything I do and never questions anything I do. She takes great care of me and I show my appreciate in the right ways. I was married to a women who thought she wore the pants, that was 20 years ago, and she still wears the pants. She's married to a broke buffoon and 60,000 in credit card debt, shes a Financial adviser for Prudential.

---------- Post added at 08:28:50 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:26:42 PM ----------

Quote:
Originally Posted by slip knot View Post
you know your completely gone when you think its perfectly normal to leave a $40K vehicle out in the weather so you can keep your $40 treasures dry.
Nope, nothing stays outside. 60x40 barn 30x30 shop, shed, and two car garage is still far from full, but I'm getting there

---------- Post added at 08:32:15 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:28:50 PM ----------

Quote:
Originally Posted by I like oldstuff View Post
^ I think that's the uber rare reverse rotation model.
The upside was the previous owner said the chain kept falling off so he never used it. He was amazed when I told him he had the chain on backwards and there was a small screw to tighten the chain. I'm cleaning up a few drive links with a file and soaking the chain in solvent, its almost a new chain. The fuel line is bad, that means removing the engine, but its not hard or that bad.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 08-31-2017, 09:43:33 PM
oologahan oologahan is offline
Registered
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Oologah, Oklahoma
Posts: 34
Thanks: 15
Thanked 24 Times in 9 Posts
Default Re: Wild Chainsaw Hair

Quote:
Originally Posted by s100 View Post
A few years ago I was responding to a craigslist ad to buy a Homelite Super Wiz 80. I bought the 80 but the guy also had what appeared to be an EZ. It was unlike any EZ I've ever seen. Now this was the later, 70's or so horizontal cylinder EZ, like the ones in the pictures here. The thing that made this one an odd duck was the fact that the handles were all mounted in some huge rubber shock mounts. The EZ was supposed to be a climber's saw and this one was heavy as hell so I doubt it was a popular design. I could have bought that saw for $20 but in truth the EZ's weren't much of a saw so I didn't buy it. And now I'm kickin' myself, I should have bought it only because it's unusual (to me, anyway).

Does that mean there is still a glimmer of sanity left in me? I doubt it.

p.s. Those XL 12's and Super XL's are great little saws. They're pokey but they are about as dependable as any saw ever made. They run and run. I've got a Super XL I bought new back in the early 80's. I put it on a shelf and forgot all about it. To this day it has never been started. Maybe someday.
I have two 1966 Homelite XL-850 Automatics, a 1969 XL-903 Automatic, 1966 XL-901, 1966 2000 Automatic, 1965 XL Automatic, 1968 Super XL Automatic, 1983 Homelite/Terry Ind. Canadian XL-76 Automatic, 1970 EZ Automatic, 1980 Super EZ Automatic, 1984 Super EZ Automatic, 1981 Super EZ Automatic, and a 1981 Super Mini SL Automatic with early chain brake and vibration dampeners. It has a skid plate like a circular saw. The McCulloch Mini Mac 1 Automatic was a whim, but I also have a Pioneer 1200 Automatic on the way.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	20170728_200907.jpg
Views:	85
Size:	507.6 KB
ID:	289994   Click image for larger version

Name:	20170728_200925.jpg
Views:	78
Size:	426.9 KB
ID:	289995   Click image for larger version

Name:	20170728_200937.jpg
Views:	77
Size:	458.5 KB
ID:	289996  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to oologahan For This Post:
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

F o r u m Jump

Similar Threads Chosen at Random
Thread Thread Starter F o r u m Replies Last Post
Horse Hair used in old tractors Jacob WI Antique Steel Wheel Tractors - Old Iron Lugs and Cleats 19 02-04-2017 12:50:19 AM
Hair clipper/trimmer oil on a Fan Bearing? realflow100 Generators & Electric Motors General Discussion 4 06-08-2015 08:47:08 PM
A 10 hp M, IHC the Hair Cut Engine Gary Bahre Antique Gas Engine Discussion 11 04-29-2015 06:19:29 AM
onans and grey hair tomolson Onan Generators 20 11-03-2014 05:37:11 AM


Use "Ctrl" mouse wheel to change screen size.
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:57:39 AM.

Smokstak and Enginads site search!


All use is subject to our TERMS OF SERVICE
SMOKSTAK® is a Registered Trade Mark - A Community of Antique Engine Enthusiasts
Copyright © 2000 - 2016 by Harry Matthews P.O. Box 5612 - Sarasota, FL 34277