Hi Y'all, Im Mike. I bought a house on 5 acres a year ago this month, previous owner passed away and no one wanted all the tools and "junk" he had, so I got a deal by letting them leave everything. Found lots of cool old tools hidden in ever crack and cranny ( even an old Winchester Model 1890 )
Anyways, I found this old homelite sitting in a pile where the barn roof leaked, case was full of water and seized up. Last night I dug into it and cleaned it up. I was surprised of all the oily sawdust caked inside the covers. Took hours to scrub, blow out with air hose, take apart and put back together. It was really hard to pull over but once she fired it freed up immensely ! Runs super strong, sounds great and Im impressed.
I plan to tear it back down and strip it, repaint it and use it. Only issue I have is trying to find a replacement air filter ( pics attached ) And where is the serial /model numbers located?
Serial is on the left side of the carburetor housing box, near the pull handle. Can be seen in your 5th pic.
You can often trim off loose material from the air filter, wash it thoroughly and reuse it. Ebay replacements show up but usually $25.00 or more. Nice Super EZ there that looks 1976-78 range.
Thanks, didnt realize that til now although I was digging deep in there to remove that coil and clean out the caked in oily dust, it was packed full, a wonder it didnt catch fire? Just came inside from the garage after removing the cover and seen it LOL Sharpened the chain while I was at it. Rain for the next few days so I wont get to play with it yet. I oiled the chain last night so its well lubed to start with.
Ahhh, yours has an electronic ignition, you're lucky it still works!
You can try to blow the old air filter out, they're tougher than they look. Is the grommet for the center hole still stuck on the stud on the saw? If not, the center hole might not seal up well.
I would need to check on the grommet, even if it is gone I have a bin of rubber grommets from all types of machines I used to repair, something is bound to work right? LOL I am still amazed it works as the last load of scrap metal I hauled off from here I almost threw that in with everything, now Im glad I didnt.