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I recently picked up an older (70's?) Mastercraft chainsaw at a garage sale for $3. Pull cord was broke but I was told it ran last year.:rolleyes:
It is a 33cc/2 cu. in. motor with a 14" bar. Part # 54-5662-6 and Ser# 6F1620116 made in Canada. I have replaced the cord & plug and while doing this I inspected the carb & combustion chamber which seam quite clean. Not seized. I also cleaned the saw in general including the plugged up foam air filter. Now it's time to try to start it.
By the sticker & my calculations it appears to be a oil/fuel mixture of about 18/1. 1/2 pint to (Canadian) gallon. Does this seem about right?
Any other tips?

Thanks for all replies: Rick
 

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Well I mixed some fuel/oil up at aprox. 20/1 and tried to start it. After about 20 pulls it sputtered. A few more pulls and it was running at wide open only or it would stall. After a couple minutes of running things smoothed out. Starts easy and runs smooth.
Here's a picture of it. Total investment of under $13 Can.
 

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For what it's worth, the pull cord housing and the chain brake handle look identical to the McCulloch chain saws of the same era. I believe (but can't confirm) they used 32:1 U.S. measurement. Good find!!
 

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Well I mixed some fuel/oil up at aprox. 20/1 and tried to start it. After about 20 pulls it sputtered. A few more pulls and it was running at wide open only or it would stall. After a couple minutes of running things smoothed out. Starts easy and runs smooth.
Here's a picture of it. Total investment of under $13 Can.
Your chain saw was made by Poulan. Can't exactly remember the model #, but I will get it for you tomorrow. S?-25 something.
 

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Your chain saw was made by Poulan. Can't exactly remember the model #, but I will get it for you tomorrow. S?-25 something.
s25da maybe?
 
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