Post by lesorubcheek on Sept 7, 2020 13:27:48 GMT -5
Happy Labor Day everyone. There's not alot left to do on the saw, and been waiting, hoping it would cool off. Saturday was 98, just too hot to think about running a saw. I wanted to wait and finish up with a video, but looks like that's not happening for at least another month. Anyway, here's a little more as it nears completion.
Figure I'll use 1/2" on it. The only other choice I have is .404. The IPL shows that 9/16 was available on these, but I have neither chain nor a sprocket for it.
For tightening the sprocket nut, here's a tool I cut out from 1/4" aluminum.
It does a good job of holding the sprocket while the nut is tightened.
Here's the guide bar plates and adjusting plate in place. I'll put a bar and chain on her when it's time to cut. I added some flat washers under the locks to save wear on the adjusting plate.
This saw definitely deserves a new air filter.
Keeping alot of the saw original, putting on the air filter cover that came with it. I kinda like the look of the black ones, but for now, sticking this one on.
There's a few choices for spikes. Here's East coast on the left, West coast in the middle and an H&S Supply on the right. The H&S will look great, but since it was a little hard to find, think I'm gonna save it for a shelf queen.
For now, I'll stick the West coast spike on her. Not alot left other than fill the gear case with oil, put on a bar and chain, and see how she runs. Hopefully it's gonna cool off soon.
fire that puppy up and find a log to bury it in!!!!!
Lol.... I wish it were cooler here. Supposed to be 82 today. . After this next hurricane passes tomorrow, it's supposed to finally cool down some. Just have too many projects going on. Hopefully by Thanksgiving I can get her going.
Post by lesorubcheek on Dec 14, 2020 15:07:44 GMT -5
OK, I know, Thanksgiving is long gone and Christmas coming up, and I still haven't run the saw. Hopefully it won't be much longer. I did go ahead and fill the gearcase. I used Sta-Lube since 1) It's GL-4 which is supposed to be safe for brass and 2) It says it's made in the USA. Thought I'd measure since I can't seem to dig up any documentation on how much gear oil is normally in an 1130 or 3100 and I can't remember the last time I added any to an 1130. Cleaned up one of the mixing syringes.
If I counted correctly, it was right at 5 ounces until it dripped out the weep hole. I'm getting old and forgetful, but think I did 2 times 1-1/2, 1 times 1 and 2 times 1/2 ounces.
Post by lesorubcheek on Dec 23, 2020 18:38:54 GMT -5
It was an absolutely beautiful day today, so I decided to make enough time to try to fire her off. Waited for my son to get free so we could share the event. OK, so, for the good news.... she popped on the 7th pull and then fired right up. Sounded very nice. Auto oiler worked, it just doesn't get any better!!! But, as the song on Hee-Haw goes, "if it weren't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all". Started seeing fuel seeping around the tank on the back and on the starter side. Dang it! I had the surfaces cleaned and used a new gasket. So, live and learn. I should have done a pressure test on the tank, but didn't.
Took the tank off and separated it. Here's a little trick that has likely been talked about around here, but wanted to share it anyway. I saw this the first time years ago over at AS. To get mating surfaces flat and true, use a pane of glass with sandpaper on top. You can't get much flatter than this. More bad luck followed as I couldn't find my normal glass pane I use for this, but did luck up and found a broken piece of glass that was just barely big enough. I like to use 500-600 grit, but more bad luck, I only could find full sheets of 220. So here's how it works. A piece of plywood with the glass on top, then the sandpaper over the glass sprayed well with some wd40. Sand in a circular motion and rotate around as you work it.
Both halves needed a good bit of sanding to get them looking uniform. Here they are after finishing. Nice and shiny all around means they should mate flush.
Wiped everything clean and reassembled. This time, I did a pressure test to make sure it was sealed. You guessed it, more bad luck... still leaked just a little bit on the front corners if over about 5 psi. Arrrgh! Took the tank apart once again, and instead of sanding more, I hit the easy button and used a little permatex on on both faces with the gasket sandwiched in between. Reassembled once again, and this time it it held pressure. So, hopefully it's ready to go. At least I know it runs and oils as it should.
Post by lesorubcheek on Jan 11, 2021 14:13:46 GMT -5
I know it's taken a while, but we finally got around to trying out the saw over the weekend. Here's a video on youtube.
I wish I'd done a better job on the chain. The rakers needed to be taken down a little more, it'd have cut lots faster. Love the way she sounds, but dang is that ever a heavy saw! The 925 I was using for clearing felt like a feather compared to it.
Terry Homelite: Super XL, XL-101, XL-12(X4), 350-P, VI Super 2SL, XL-1 AO(X2), 330SL, 330HG, Super Mini Homelite: 150 Automatic, 250 Homelite StringTrimmer: ST-385 Frontier: FB-35 Husqvarna: Husky 35 McCulloch: 1-42, Mini Mac 6, Mac 110, Mac 140 Pioneer: 1110, 1074(X2), P25, P26S, P28S, P41S Poulan: 4000
I'm running my rakers a bit over .050" on the 48" 404 mounted on my 1130G. I can bury the whole bar in a fir log, squat and dig in the dawgs, then pull up with both hands and can just start to pull down the engine RPM. I just love the way gear drive saws dump the chips in to a neat pile under the saw.
Post by lesorubcheek on Jan 14, 2021 14:51:10 GMT -5
Thanks everyone. Kinda sad it's done though. This saw is pretty much the pinnacle of my collection. Doubt I'll run her much, we just don't have trees large enough to need it, and besides it's too heavy and I ain't getting any younger. Wish there were more gtgs around here, it'd be fun for that, but unfortunately there just aren't that many. I'd been looking forward to working on her for a long while, and now it's the feeling you have right after Christmas when all the presents have been opened and no surprises are left under the tree. Oh heck, what am I complaining about.... think I'll start looking at an XL-400 that keeps tripping me when I step out the door to the garage.