|Forum topic by Dallas||posted 367 days ago||402 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
367 days ago
The other day I was cruising CL near us and happened upon an ad for an old McCulloch chainsaw.
This is a Pro Mac 610, pretty much the original saw I started out with back in the 70’s.
From the pictures it didn’t look too bad and from talking to the fella via e-mail it sounded like it was a runner, although had been sitting since 2000 when his father passed away.
This morning we took a trip to town and I called the guy to meet us at Lowe’s.
We looked at the saw together and I felt it up pretty good, (Minds out of the gutter now!), it was stone cold from sitting over night at least. Last night was around 38°F so I figured, what the heck, let’s try it.
I poured some fresh gas in, flipped the switch to on, and pulled twice, (Old Mac trick), closed the choke and gave a mighty tug and.. and…. and…..... I was rewarded with a mighty roar and a cloud of smoke!
I ran it up a few times, got my $50 out and handed it to him as fast as I could!
This old saw may not hold up to the newer Stihl or Husky’s but nothing in the world makes a sound like the old Mac’s.
I asked the wife if she wanted the 60cc motor on her tricycle, (An adult one, LOL), but she informed me she didn’t want that old yaller chunk of metal junk anywhere near her.
The bar is worn down and needs filing and the two chains are about dead, maybe one or two more sharpenings each, but those problems are easily fixed.
All in all it’s been a fun kind of day!
-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!