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Husqvarna 61 opinions
« on: August 24, 2018, 11:36:53 AM »
I have a grey top 61 with a silver tag, I think it's about a 84 model. Either way it starts and runs good, but it's low on compression when warm and doesn't start well then.  What p&c can I use on this chassis? I've read about the different intakes if going to the 272 and cover fitment issues. I was thinking more in the 266xp or 50mm size or even the 262xp. Do all of the different p&c have to swap out the intake and carburetor?  What about muffler? Thanks

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Re: Husqvarna 61 opinions
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2018, 01:12:45 PM »
Any of the chinesium ebay jugs from 61 to 72cc. Any of the 2xx series also, 262, 268, 272.  But the 72cc jugs wont fit the top cover without some trimming. 

There was an intake change between the '100' series and '200' series but i cant remember the exact details. I feel like the the bigger jugs had really small intake bolts.. Like 4mm but again fuzzy memory.  I know ive drilled and tapped one to the larger bolts cant remember which.  There were plastic and aluminum intake elbows abd a few different filters.  They all had a rigid phenolic intake and gaskets of the same pattern with very little room for enlarging.   Think the rubber intake boots came with the 300 series. 

The 61 starter is a bit weak for high compression 72 unless you run a decompressor which i suggest. 

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Re: Husqvarna 61 opinions
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2018, 09:45:22 PM »
So I could use a 50mm closed Port p&c then and it would fit under the stock cover? What about the carburetor?

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Re: Husqvarna 61 opinions
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2018, 10:23:01 PM »
That i cant tell you.  I did a chinese 272 top end years ago and the white cover wouldnt fit without trim.  Maybe gray top will but dont know.  I dont have it anymore.  

Im not sure what exactly youre asking about the carburetor, and im probably too foggy on it to recall specifics.  Few good head injuries between then and now. 
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Re: Husqvarna 61 opinions
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2018, 10:34:10 PM »
262 wont fit it is from the smaller 254 class saws 266 or 268 would probably be the closest tho Im not sure if any modifications would be required 
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Re: Husqvarna 61 opinions
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2018, 10:35:18 PM »
Really?  So its 61, 266, 268, 272 then?
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Re: Husqvarna 61 opinions
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2018, 07:29:45 AM »
What's the difference in the 266 to the 268? It's difficult to find a 266 p&c but lots of 268 around. Did they make a 48mm closed port that would fit?

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Re: Husqvarna 61 opinions
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2018, 09:26:56 AM »
61-48mm, 268-50mm, 272-52mm are all the same family. 261, 262 are different. I think the 266 is different, too. I don't know if there is a CP jug for 268. If so, bet it'd have to be NOS OEM.
Edit: there is a 268 AM CP jug/slug and a used Mahle jug on ebay. 
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Re: Husqvarna 61 opinions
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2018, 09:52:48 AM »
The 268XP is closed port and the newer non XP 268 was open port after the 272XP was introduced in the early 1990s.
The older Husky 162/ Jonsered 630-670 were also closed port.
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Re: Husqvarna 61 opinions
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2018, 01:48:50 PM »
Was there a 261?  I have assumed it was 61, 262, 362xp. But im just some bum, never worked in a saw shop or anything.
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Re: Husqvarna 61 opinions
« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2018, 05:13:23 PM »
261 was a detuned 262. Only reason I know is I have one under my bench lol
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Re: Husqvarna 61 opinions
« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2018, 05:37:22 PM »
I took in a 261 for labor costs. I found out real quick that it and 262 were redheaded stepchildren re: parts availability. Maybe not redheaded but the 266 has at least some auburn going on.
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Re: Husqvarna 61 opinions
« Reply #12 on: September 01, 2018, 07:57:20 AM »
I see that hyway has a 50mm closed Port c&p kit available. Would anyone know what would be needed to install this kit in a grey top 61?

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Re: Husqvarna 61 opinions
« Reply #13 on: September 03, 2018, 07:13:59 AM »
I had the muffler yof and the piston is a single ring and it's scored. Just checking to see if it would be an easy upgrade to a 50mm cylinder.

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Re: Husqvarna 61 opinions
« Reply #14 on: September 03, 2018, 09:48:48 AM »
Im pretty sure i have a 72 jug kit and a 61 chassis in the storage shed.  Ill mock it up this afternoon and get back to you if so.
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Re: Husqvarna 61 opinions
« Reply #15 on: September 03, 2018, 11:12:29 PM »
Great, thanks


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