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    So it all started with a Little 1977 McCulloch Super Pro 81cc, then I got a 1965 60cc Homelite XL 12 which I ported and made an expansion pipe for. It will now run around 6000 rpm over stock, then a 1957 Pioneer RA 105cc, and then this saw a 1954 McCulloch Model 47. I picked up this saw about a year and a half ago. Finally got around to pulling it out of the box tonight. According to the service record (and the guy I got it from) the last time it ran was in 1973. A quick once over revealed a very dirty and clogged carb, whatever gas was in it has evaporated away over the past 40 years, and a sticky recoil. Otherwise it is in quite good shape. It looks as if it had very little use. I pulled the plug out and it was covered in storage oil, gave the cord a tug to see if there was spark..... And POW loads of it! So a little tickle with a drop of gas direct in the cylinder, and it roared back to life!! I am super impressed. I am going to pull out the carb, and fuel tank this week and give it a nice clean up. Cant wait to sink this beast into some wood. Oh its freaking heavy. Gear drive, also came with a 2 man auger attachment.


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    I've got a Pioneer p41, that my dad owned....Its from the early 70's i believe. (its older than my sister) I've got it tore down to rebuild it as it doesnt run anymore. Does yours have a chain brake? Mine doesnt. I also have a little frontier arborist saw I keep behind the back seat of my truck. I think its from the early 80s, but can't find any info on them. Its good to see those old saws still kicking.
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    haha chain brake. Unfortunately none of my saws have chain brakes. The Homelite and 77 McCulloch are the only 2 that could have one fitted to them.

    Oh ya just remembered there is one more saw, A mid 50's McCulloch D30 80cc

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    Kind of a neat item to collect. I don't know if I have seen a chainsaw from the 50s ,thanks for sharing.

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    Awesome way to save some old workhorses; My dad has a few of these little guys, they keep him busy tinkering and tuning.. although they always seem to work much better in the backyard than in the bush .

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    Quote Originally Posted by vicali View Post
    although they always seem to work much better in the backyard than in the bush .
    The 2 saws that are the lightest, and best to take for cutting firewood give me the most trouble.

    The 2 heaviest saws (and oldest) are the most reliable. go figure

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    Very nice. I have an old Wright reciprocating saw that my Mom used when she was a kid. I have had it tucked away with the intention of someday restoring it.

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    I Like a Saw or Two too
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    Nice collection of Homelite saws. All running?

    I just had my piped 1965 XL out 2 weeks ago. Running pretty good now, seems to be happiest cutting around 10,000 rpm. But can easily rev up to 12,000.

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    I noticed the yellow cased Pioneer up on the shelf.... tomorrow I'll get a picture of the green cased one I have, believe it's a bigger serious.... 49cc I believe but it's been a long time since I touched it. Cool collection for sure, I only have the old Pioneer and my Stihl 290 for practical use.

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