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Old 08-28-2014, 08:13:17 PM
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Hi all. I am a retired marine engineer who just cannot stop tinkering with machinery and electrical equipment. I have an dislike of sick machinery and am often asked to repair stuff by folk. My main interest is chainsaws and any other machine that uses 2 stroke engines. I own a Danarm Mk 2 and 3 Homelite power heads. I also have a graveyard of older Husqvarna chainsaws. Current project is the complete renovation a PM19a.
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Hello and wecome to Smokstak, did you every work on Thornycroft marine engines before you retired ? I have an RJ1 Thornycroft and can't find a thing out about it, sorry don't know anything about chainsaws, no trees in our garden :-)
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Sorry I did not come into contact with these engines at all. I know that UK lifeboats were fitted with Thornycroft in the past so they must have data available. I believe the HQ for them is Poole in Dorset, or it was when I lived there. I agree little on the net except for a goos youtube vid of one working.

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Neville. I found this on the net. (http://www.canalworld.net/forums/ind...howtopic=47906) There is a thread that is dealing with these engines and one of the guys has a manual. You could pm him and ask a copy. Hope that helps
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Welcome aboard from the proud owner of TWO Rancher 55's Huskys. 1 is mounted on my log slabbed with a 24" ripper blade. The other I use for trim and crosscut with a less kick vicious stock chain.
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Should be slabber
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hi from christchurch nz welcome to the stak its a great bunch on here
i am a small engine tech not yet retired but soon (8 years to go) love to tinker but have slowed down somewhat in the last few years am tinkering with a coventry opposed twin at the moment
hope you enjoy the forums a great friendly helpfull group of guys and gals
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Welcome to another from NZ. I'm in Nelson. Enjoy the company here, a very helpful bunch
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Welcome from Cust New Zealand I am sure you like all the news
and handy tips
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Thanks for the warm welcome guys. This site is way awesome. So much going on here and so many subjects. I spent much of last evening just reading and absorbing.

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I have a Husky 55 as well........errr well it was a 51 and given me in pieces in a box. The agents told the owner beyond repair. I rebuilt it from scatch using a 55 cylinder/ piston set. Took me a while to get the carburation just right. Normally I use a 16" bar and 3/8 rapid cut chain but I can change to a 22" with a 3/8 low kick back if needed.
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Welkom to an new Kiwi,


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Welcome from a cheesehead in the usa.
Now you'll have to websearch wtf a cheesehead is!
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Hi cheesehead. Come on give me a clue. Don't think even Google can break that one. Only cheesehead I know is a type of head on a screw, like round head, pan head and such??? :-)
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