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I have a few vintage saws.
-Pioneer p26
-Homelite super xl
-Homelite xl-75
-Pioneer p38
-a Jonsered
-Pioneer holiday
-two Mcculloch mac 110's
-a Mcculloch pro mac
-Power machinery 330 same saw as skil
-a small Skil model unknown
-Homelite xl-12
-Homelite super2
-another Homelite xl-75
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Whats in you collection? Any pics?
 

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Love those old Homelites. I wish Big Red would start making good machines again. I just bought a Mac 160 at a pawnshop, I believe it is a later version of your Mac 110. Anything about these saws you'd care to share? They use 40:1 fuel, correct?
 

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I usually run 16:1 for the old saws which is really rich but 32:1 is what I usually run in all the gas trimmers and stuff. Both of my Mac110's have broken handguards/clutch breaks.(They broke right off at the side). These saws are a real p.i.t.a to take apart also, just to clean the carb, you have to take the whole engine shroud off. Imo these little Mac's were built soo complex and compact they are ineffecient to take apart and work on.
 

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This is the only saw I have, now if I could get it running :ROF
 

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Woah, nice Top Fuel exhaust!!
 

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I got my homelite xl-1 running today. It needs a recoil and chain now. Anyone know what cc it is and what year? Its the saw in my avatar.
 

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The Homelite Zips I have seen were blue and had smaller bars, I just went into my spare bedroom to look for a model (she sleeps inside :ROF) and I couldn't find much info. I like that xl-1 you have in your avatar, looks like a nice saw to me.
 

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I wasn't 100% if it was a zip. I'm still a rookie with these old saws eventhough I own around 15 or so. Anymore info one the xl-1 is good.
 

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We have a Pro Mac 610, and a new Husky 55 Rancher bought last fall. Anyone know of a source for parts for older saws? We need a clutch for our Mac.
 

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I would try Ebay first. I couldn't believe how much old Mac stuff is there.
 

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Hubby has a few in his collection in the garage:

One is a "Clinton"

One is a "Whiz"

One is a "David Bradley"

One you have to put a rope on and pull to start.:ROF

These are very old, there are at least 4 out there, maybe more.

When I get out to the garage, I will take some pics of these hanging in there... why he collects..... not really sure...
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We have a Pro Mac 610, and a new Husky 55 Rancher bought last fall. Anyone know of a source for parts for older saws? We need a clutch for our Mac.

How far can you drive? Send me a pic, I might have what you are looking for. I'm pretty close to Innisfil.....:trink39:
 

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I wasn't 100% if it was a zip. I'm still a rookie with these old saws eventhough I own around 15 or so. Anymore info one the xl-1 is good.
Your right! It's a Zip

Which one is in question though. There were 4 diferent Zip models.

The regular ZIP which this one looks like

The ZIP-B
The ZIP-5
and the ZIP-6

They run 16:1 even though the factory recomended 20:1 (not much diference here only by a half an ounce to a full ounce of oil 16:1- 8 ounces to the gallon 20:1- 7 ounces to the gallon) and wide open they say she'll make 3.6 BHP

I have a Blue ZIP myself.

Quite the LOUD beasts they were. If you need a carb diaphram i got'em.

Your's looks like it may have been in a cutting comp. at one time. They did that back in the 60's cource that was a little ahead of my time. The Zip was made for 4 years from 1958 to 1962.
 

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Hi Guys,
One of the best sources for info on old chainsaws is Mike Acres site. Here is a link: http://www.acresinternet.com/cscc.nsf

Just click on the word chainsaws in the upper margin and all the brand names are in alphabetical order. Attached to Mike's site is a forum. The link for the forum is in the left margin.

If you need parts, you can check with Scott at http://chainsawr.myshopify.com/ or just plain www.chainsawr.com

A good source for new aftermarket pistons and cylinders is Baileys at;
http://www.baileysonline.com/category.asp?CatID=87

Best wishes,
Bob
 

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I remember back in the 50s, we had one of these, a Mall 2 man. As I remember, it was very powerful. I think the blade rotated 90 degrees to cut sideways as the motor had to stay upright. We had a one man Mall that the blade also rotated 90 degrees. It was underpowered as I remember and it wasn't used very much. Pop bought another model to take it's place, but I don't remember the make. You couldn't lay a Mall on it's side as it was designed to only run in the upright position. That was the reason for the rotating blade.
 
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