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vintage McCulloch rebuild
« on: October 05, 2013, 10:37:13 PM »
Hello All ; Ive got a vintage McCulloch saw it has 1-30 as the model number its been under my bench for 26yrs now and hasn't ran for some 40yrs that I know of-- the bar length is apx 33" long x 4.5" tall at mid section it has 4-30 on handle and serial #26239 . Can anyone tell me anything about this saw ? Can I sitll find any parts or a service manual any info. will be greatly appreciated . Thanks
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Re: vintage McCulloch rebuild
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2013, 09:03:30 AM »
   Sounds like you have a 4-30. They have a rotary intake valve and a very well engineered fuel system. The fuel pump diaphragm is in the fuel tank, while the metering diaphragm is on the rear handle, and there is lever with which you can adjust the fuel mixture while sawing. Parts are limited to what you can dig up used or NOS. I have rebuilt several of the old gear drive vertical cylinder macs. They sure are an engineering marvel for being built in the 50's.

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Re: vintage McCulloch rebuild
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2013, 09:49:38 AM »
Thanks Alwol you said parts are hard to dig up what is NOS and do you know about a service manual . Thanks
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Re: vintage McCulloch rebuild
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2013, 01:44:38 PM »
NOS means new old stock, something that has been sitting around for a while not being used, but is new.

The 4-30 is from the early 50's.
 
Here is a manual on ebay; http://www.ebay.com/itm/MCCULLOCH-4-30-CHAIN-SAW-SERVICE-REPAIR-SHOP-MANUAL-PARTS-CATALOG-LIST-2-STROKE-/390637504188

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Re: vintage McCulloch rebuild
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2013, 03:17:08 PM »
Wow I had to get into my microfitche to find that one .4-30 made from 1952 to 1954 weight power head 30.5 pounds . 4-30A made from 1954 to 1956 weight power head 31 pounds .Both models 2.125 bore ,1.5 stroke 5.3 cubic inchs or 87 cc .

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Re: vintage McCulloch rebuild
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2013, 08:41:05 PM »
Thanks Sharkey ive ordered the shop manual to night I looked last night and found a parts list but no shop manual . Many Thanks to you .
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Re: vintage McCulloch rebuild
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2013, 07:49:40 PM »
Does anyone know where there is a resource for parts for this vintage saw and is this a direct drive saw because when i pull the starter rope the chain drive sprocket turns ? Thanks
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Re: vintage McCulloch rebuild
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2013, 08:42:55 PM »
Finding parts for old saws to bring them back to life is a skill set all it's own and can require a combination of contacting shops that carry parts for old saws, swap meets, scouring flea-bay, garage sales, buying parts saws and sometimes machining parts from scratch.  Some parts may require a year or two of searching.

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Re: vintage McCulloch rebuild
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2013, 10:37:22 PM »
Does anyone know where there is a resource for parts for this vintage saw and is this a direct drive saw because when i pull the starter rope the chain drive sprocket turns ? Thanks

The sprocket has a bearing that sits between it and the crank so the crank can freely spin at idle.  I bet that bearing needs attention.  Here is a source for some parts. 
http://www.angelfire.com/ab/chainsaw/

Good luck with the project! 

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Re: vintage McCulloch rebuild
« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2013, 08:02:22 PM »
thanks sharkey for the info. and contact
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