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Old 12-02-03, 11:45 AM
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V8 chainsaws

anyone want the scoop??

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Old 12-02-03, 05:40 PM
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I think its pointless. :/
 
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Old 12-02-03, 10:33 PM
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Looks dangerous and extreme. I always liked extreme. Also looks like someone has more money than sense, lol. So what's the scoop?
 
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Old 12-03-03, 07:42 AM
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While it may seem pointless, and yep, Robert Andrews (in the fire dept shirt) did have too much money and time...lol....in the PNW there is a circuit for these saws....that particular saw is a 1963 Buick, aluminum block 215...lots of ponies under the hood....

While it may appear dangerous, the only ones in danger are the people standing in front...if a chain explodes it carries for miles...so when doing these shows...we always put up a blast fence, as well as do not allow spectators in front of the saws.

I have personally been on the other half (as I am in that picture) of that particular saw about a dozen times...weighing in at 525 lbs its a pretty good grunt! That cut we are about to make took about 1.3 seconds...that was at my first logging show that I hold....this year I have confirmed 4 big saws...3 V8's and one V6 with nitrous...

Its a wicked sight to see one of these saws scream to life and make a cut!
 
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Old 12-03-03, 04:37 PM
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Cool!

I have an espn video clip of this saw, a ford v6, and a harley. It shows the v8 racing a standard stihl saw. hoolyy cow! if anyone wants it i'll email it to you, but its kinda big.
 
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Old 12-03-03, 06:35 PM
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Yes, I have that Espn clip...the very first saw on that clip is a modified Stihl 046 that I built...then the V6 with nitrous is a good friend of mine's as well..(and he is lifting the V8 with Robert in that clip)..that Stihl that the V8 is racing at the end is a big time modified 084 built by Ken Dunn from Oroville, Ca. to give some perspective...that 084 is not slow!! lol....the V8 is just fast!!

The Harley is one of a few owned by Dave Bekkevar from Sequim, Wa. Great looking and cutting machines!!
 
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Old 12-04-03, 01:41 AM
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Sounds like you're into this pretty big-time. I need to cut some firewood for my stove this winter....wanna come help?

Do modified saws see real use in the real world? (I mean practical use by the lumber industry or others).
 
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Old 12-04-03, 07:35 AM
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Cheese, "woods" modified chainsaws do see regular everyday use, like the 046 that is in that video clip...I have built probably over 200 of them for locals and people all over the US...A properly woods modified saw can increase power by 15 to 50 percent depending on the model and how far you want to go. A modified saw will actually also increase longetivity because it runs cooler and cleaner...

The saws you see racing on ESPN and such are all modified race saws, and wouldn't hold up to the tasks of everyday use.
 
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Old 12-05-03, 01:41 PM
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What did you guys use for a chain????????????
 
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Old 12-06-03, 08:52 AM
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Boflaade, the chain on that saw is 3/4 pitch Harvester chain...11BC Oregon number...you are on Van Island...you can see the saw for yourself come July, as well as 2 other V8's and a V6 with nitrous if ya make a trip to the interior
 
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Old 12-06-03, 11:23 AM
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Originally posted by DennisG
Boflaade, the chain on that saw is 3/4 pitch Harvester chain...11BC Oregon number...you are on Van Island...you can see the saw for yourself come July, as well as 2 other V8's and a V6 with nitrous if ya make a trip to the interior
I am all ears. Did you know they got a loggers show in Port Alberni as well?
In July are you and the saws going to Prince George?

Thanks Barney
 
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Old 12-06-03, 08:00 PM
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We are not doing the PG show in July, we are doing the Clearwater show, which is my show, on the 10th and 11th of July....I wanted to do the Canlog shows...but there are too many rules...lol... we just like to have fun...
 
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Old 12-08-03, 04:51 PM
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You gotta tell us more.

I'm more than a little skeptical of this photo. No hearing protection? No safety glasses and face shields? I really don't know how two men could contain the torque with their hands so close together.

But . . . I love it! I would love to see one of these monsters in action. Thanks for sharing.
 
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Old 12-08-03, 06:41 PM
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Originally posted by DennisG
We are not doing the PG show in July, we are doing the Clearwater show, which is my show, on the 10th and 11th of July....I wanted to do the Canlog shows...but there are too many rules...lol... we just like to have fun...
To early to say if I can make it but I may drive rather then fly my annual trip to Alberta. Maybe I can be there. I will sure try. Would you like me to bring MY saw incase you need help?
 
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Old 12-09-03, 05:46 AM
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Bald Eagle...I am wearing earing protecition in the pic...I wear decidamps...those pipes are loud...Robert chooses not to, so he can hear the engine...Because the saw is so heavy...525 lbs...the torque isn't too bad to handleif anyone wants to email me, I do have clips of the saw cutting...actually of that very cut....

Boflaade, there is always room for more saws here...we have saws coming from all over NA
 
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Old 12-15-03, 04:40 PM
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What about my "Fisherized" Eager Beaver??!!!
It demands respect!!!
I run a full chisel ....404 Stihl RS with a 10 tooth rim sprocket,
with an indexed Splitfire plug with 119 octane fuel mixed with
Opti 3 with a dash of Stabil, with a muffler off of my Ford truck!
I rarely have to fire it up in competition, as most of my foes
usually give up when I bring it out of the truck. Ear protection
is futile, since it is a McCulloch.
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Old 12-15-03, 06:32 PM
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Fish!!! Where ya been?? My next thread starter was going to be the "fisherized Eager Beaver"...there are no instigators here...kinda slow these days...

I still not sure that I would recomend that dash of Stabil though...usually ruins the octane rating....
 
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Old 02-19-04, 08:54 AM
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I am bumping this thread back to the top because I am looking to see if anyone has any connections with anyone in the turbine industry...we are looking for a T250-C-18 or C-20 used engine that is out of flight time, or has no paperwork (which means cheap...lol)
 
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