Little more progress tonight. Test ran it. I have never run a 288, closest would be my ported Dolmar 7900. The 288 runs good for being low on compression, needs a piston and ring. Goal is to be a grunty, responsive lower RPM felling saw. Interesting looking mix of new and old parts. Still a few things to procure.
I should have included in the first post that the first pic is for a chuckle, or I chuckle at myself. I run a machine and welding shop with all the tools/equipment and I have plenty of experience with heating and pressing things…but here at home I make do with a pink hairdryer, purple hammer, and some random chunks of bronze, etc. I think my grandpa painted his tools purple at some point because he got tired of them walking off. They make special tools and there are different methods, but I’m able to make do with what I have at home relaxing in the A/C.
Testing/face cut practice tonight. Tend to be low on the bar end. Trying to learn to make the angled cut first, not particularly well.
Fuel filter got stuck high and dry. I think the pigtail fuel line would be better.
Now the Dolmar 7900 needs a clutch.
We had a fundraiser raffle for a tree guy who got injured. I donated my Jonsered 630 for a prize. It was picked by a guy in Scotland who donated a port job. So, I picked his port job and send the extra cylinder that came with my 288 with his 630.
I fixed the stripped threads in the spare cylinder with an oversize insert. 3/4” NF.
Might fix the fins when it gets back.