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Published on Jun 9, 2011
This is about a 1950s D35 Clinton Chief Chainsaw with what I believe is a 24" bar. I believe it hadn't been started in over 35 years 2 days prior to this video. It had no chain when I found it. About a year after this video I was able to find an old chainsaw repair shop in Washington that had a chain that works great. The only problem is once you put any pressure into wood it bogs down and will stall out. I've replaced the fuel filter after that but have not been able to fire it up since. I've been thinking about giving it to a repair shop and replacing more parts with one I get off ebay. This is some updated information from more research I've done. YEAR INTRODUCED:1959 ENGINE DISPLACEMENT: 5.78 cu. in. (94.7cc) NUMBER OF CYLINDERS:1 CYLINDER BORE:2.125 in. (53.9mm) PISTON STROKE:1.625 in. (41.27mm) CYLINDER TYPE:Aluminum with cast iron liner INTAKE METHOD:Reed valves MANUFACTURER ADVERTISED H.P.:6 WEIGHT :22.25 lbs. OPERATOR CONFIGURATION:One Man operation HANDLEBAR SYSTEM:Rigid CHAIN BRAKE:none CLUTCH:Centrifugal DRIVE TYPE:Direct CONSTRUCTION:Die cast aluminum MAGNETO TYPE:Clinton CARBURETOR:Tillotson HC-11A AIR FILTER SYSTEM:Wire screen STARTER TYPE:Clinton automatic rewind OIL PUMP:Manual OPERATING RPM:4,500 to 4,800 IGNITION TIMING:33 to 35 degrees before TDC BREAKER POINT SETTING:0.020 in. (0.5mm) FLYWHEEL/COIL AIR GAP:0.007 to 0.017 in. SPARK PLUG TYPE:Champion J8J SPARK PLUG GAP:0.028 in. to 0.033 in. (0.7mm to 0.8mm) CRANKSHAFT MAIN BEARINGS:Ball on clutch end, needle roller on flywheel end FUEL TANK CAPACITY:1 U.S. Quart FUEL OIL RATIO:3/4 pint to 1 U.S. gallon for break in of 5 hours then 1/2 pint to 1 U.S. gallon RECOMMENDED FUEL OCTANE:Regular MIX OIL SPECIFICATION:SAE 30 MM or MS motor oil, or outboard mix oil CHAIN PITCH:.404 in., .058" CHAIN TYPE:"Superjet" SHORTEST GUIDE BAR SUPPLIED:14 in. (35 cm) LONGEST GUIDE BAR SUPPLIED:26 in. (66 cm)