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Old 11-29-2008, 07:10 PM   post #1 of 14
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Default Homelite "Zip" chainsaw

Tis the season..... I was on the receiveing end of an old Homelite Zip chainsaw. I have a few photos of this original saw but would like to know more abot the year, size bar and chain. Would appreciate any help on this info needed.

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Old 11-29-2008, 07:14 PM   post #2 of 14
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A few more.....
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Old 11-29-2008, 07:20 PM   post #3 of 14
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I got one of these, they create some monster compression. Too bad I broke the starter cup on mine. The only thing that I know off hand about them is that they have tillotson diahpram carbs that vintage cart racers love. I do have a book which has this engine in it. If you need any info, give me a pm or ask me here.
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Old 11-29-2008, 07:31 PM   post #4 of 14
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And the rest.............. This group will have the serial number.
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I believe these saws are from the mid sixties. They were used a lot for go Karts. Sounds like a good high reving engine to me.
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Old 11-29-2008, 08:07 PM   post #6 of 14
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I had an old C-55 30 yrs ago,solid blue just like your's. Don't know what yr it was made, but was the best saw I've ever had. I cut 6-9 cord a yr for myself and helped a lot of friends get theirs. Over the 10 yrs I had it, I changed the starter rope once and the spark plug twice.
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Old 11-29-2008, 11:45 PM   post #7 of 14
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With a little work it could look like this. http://www.bigdmc.com/zip.html
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Old 12-01-2008, 09:50 PM   post #8 of 14
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Ernie, yours is ZIP-B, see the B in front of the serial #?
I'm guessing 1961-'62, the first and plain ZIP's were built in 1958-59, I THINK, don't hold that to me, they may have been built before that year, but yours is what they call a ZIP-B, if there was an A in front of the serial #, it would be a ZIP-A. No letter, and probably a six digit #, a plain ZIP, the plain is the oldest.
they had different bar sizes availiable, 14, 16,18, 20, maybe more larger ones, or a bow type bar.
good saw, but loud and heavy compared to today's saws.
nice find, even if it doesn't run.
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Old 12-02-2008, 08:03 AM   post #9 of 14
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Thanks Tony. I figured it was an early sixties model.
It runs and yes it is noisey. Starts with the second pull. I think I will leave it as it is because of the fine shape and it runs. Only thing that I can see that is missing is the spark plug cover. I will try to find one.
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Old 12-02-2008, 09:43 AM   post #10 of 14
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Nice looking saw! Remember working on a few of them"back in the day" as they say. I wouldn't run that to much without the spark cover, as they are obviously air cooled and that cover helps circulate the air from the flywheel around the cylinder head. If I remember right they had what was known as 1/2 pitch chain, meaning 1/2 inch between the rivets, holding the chain together center to center. The old homelites, along with many others were well built back then! Quite heavy, no plastic in those babies!! Very loud, that's why most of us old mechanics are half deaf. Never wore ear protection back then cause you had to "hear" the engine to tune it. Huh! what ya' say!!
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Old 12-05-2008, 05:06 PM   post #11 of 14
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Nice looking saw! Remember working on a few of them"back in the day" as they say. I wouldn't run that to much without the spark cover, as they are obviously air cooled and that cover helps circulate the air from the flywheel around the cylinder head. If I remember right they had what was known as 1/2 pitch chain, meaning 1/2 inch between the rivets, holding the chain together center to center. The old homelites, along with many others were well built back then! Quite heavy, no plastic in those babies!! Very loud, that's why most of us old mechanics are half deaf. Never wore ear protection back then cause you had to "hear" the engine to tune it. Huh! what ya' say!!
Id say you are absolutly right that tuning back in the day was more sound adjustments than machine readings...........
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Old 12-16-2008, 11:27 AM   post #12 of 14
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I need your help to have a price for this chain saw.
- Homelite super zip chain saw
I want sell that but I don't know what is the real price.
The engine is blocked but the chain saw is in good condition.
I have some pictures of this chain saw.

I did not find information for this model of chain saw. Do you have some information?

Thank you for your help.

Jean
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I have a light blue Homelite "zip" chainsaw. The cyl. is not moving, but it has a good spark plug , 20" bar, and the chain is in great shape, also the oiler is still working. This is good for part. e mail at klumpperic@yahoo.com if anyone whats to chat about it.
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Old 07-15-2009, 06:16 PM   post #14 of 14
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they made them from 1958 to 1962 and for your enjoyment see below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sC8K...e=channel_page

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