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Making a 262 out of a 261
« on: December 08, 2013, 10:31:35 PM »
I just picked up a 261 on eBay  to turn into a 262xp for an evening project from what I understand I need a 262 piston clutch and muffler to make a 262 is this correct?
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Re: Making a 262 out of a 261
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2013, 10:48:54 AM »
Yes.
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Re: Making a 262 out of a 261
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2013, 05:13:52 PM »
OK thanks just wanted to make sure!
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Re: Making a 262 out of a 261
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2013, 08:00:13 PM »
If you change to the 3 shoe 262 clutch, you're also going to need the spacer washer. (I can look it up tomorrow if you need.) The 2 shoe clutch has an offset and so doesn't require the washer.

If you want a little more snap, use the base gasket from a 254 which is 1mm vs the 2mm gasket that you have in the 261. Part number is 503704801.  :)
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Re: Making a 262 out of a 261
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2013, 08:29:35 PM »
I've done several conversions without changing the clutch. The two shoe seems to hold up fine. I would just run it and if it fails, then spend the $45 to replace it.

The muffler is also different. But it is fine as is if you do a little bit of mod work. Open the existing opening inside the can and enlarge the slot on the front.\

I picked up a 261 this weekend and it will be a 262 in short order.

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Re: Making a 262 out of a 261
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2013, 11:06:13 PM »
OK thanks guys my cousin may have a blown up 262 I could get off him for parts cheap which would be good spike if you get a chance to I would like to know what the spacer is in case I can't get my cousins saw. so the 254 gasket will give it a little better compression? nmurph so by doing a little grinding the 261 muffler will work just as good as a  262? So I'm assuming that these saws are a closed port?
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Re: Making a 262 out of a 261
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2013, 05:24:24 AM »
I've done several conversions without changing the clutch. The two shoe seems to hold up fine. I would just run it and if it fails, then spend the $45 to replace it.

The muffler is also different. But it is fine as is if you do a little bit of mod work. Open the existing opening inside the can and enlarge the slot on the front.\

I picked up a 261 this weekend and it will be a 262 in short order.

Surely, but with those shortcuts it doesn't really become a 262xp, just a 261 with 262xp engine performanse... :D :D
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Re: Making a 262 out of a 261
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2013, 06:33:04 AM »
I've done several conversions without changing the clutch. The two shoe seems to hold up fine. I would just run it and if it fails, then spend the $45 to replace it.

The muffler is also different. But it is fine as is if you do a little bit of mod work. Open the existing opening inside the can and enlarge the slot on the front.\

I picked up a 261 this weekend and it will be a 262 in short order.

Surely, but with those shortcuts it doesn't really become a 262xp, just a 261 with 262xp engine performanse... :D :D

Using that logic, nothing will make it a 262 short of a new SN plate. I think the idea is to have 262 performance...that's all that matters to the tree.

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Re: Making a 262 out of a 261
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2013, 09:20:00 AM »
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Re: Making a 262 out of a 261
« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2013, 10:33:57 AM »
I've done several conversions without changing the clutch. The two shoe seems to hold up fine. I would just run it and if it fails, then spend the $45 to replace it.

The muffler is also different. But it is fine as is if you do a little bit of mod work. Open the existing opening inside the can and enlarge the slot on the front.\

I picked up a 261 this weekend and it will be a 262 in short order.
Agree w/nmurph I too have several down to 4.  Meteor 262 piston is all you really need.  The 2 shoe clutch will be fine.  I have done 7 of these conversions for the record.  I have 2-3 shoe clutches but why bother if the 2's work just fine.
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Re: Making a 262 out of a 261
« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2013, 11:20:22 AM »
Piston is obviously the most important followed by the muffler. Changing the clutch is not really necessary. If it fails, then by all means upgrade to the 3 shoe. But if it's OK, then just leave it on there. It'll be fine.
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« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2013, 04:20:46 PM »
Surely, but with those shortcuts it doesn't really become a 262xp, just a 261 with 262xp engine performanse... :D :D

Using that logic, nothing will make it a 262 short of a new SN plate. I think the idea is to have 262 performance...that's all that matters to the tree.

True.  8)
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Re: Making a 262 out of a 261
« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2013, 04:46:16 PM »
Thanks for the help guys its supposed to be here on Monday or Tuesday I'll post some pics when it gets here
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Re: Making a 262 out of a 261
« Reply #13 on: December 12, 2013, 11:30:26 AM »
I did one from a 261 I found in a dumpster! It's now my favorite firewood saw! Looking for another. I love it!!!

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« Reply #14 on: December 12, 2013, 02:28:15 PM »
I did one from a 261 found in a dumpster! It' now my favorite firewood saw! Looking for another. I love it!!!

That's a super score. How many times have you been back to check that dumpster?  :)
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Re: Making a 262 out of a 261
« Reply #15 on: December 12, 2013, 09:31:16 PM »
 

  I got it today its in pretty good shape I talked to my cousin today and he said he would look for his blown up 262 tomorrow hope he can find it then all I would need is a new piston and I'll be good to go
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