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  1. How about some sort of conical friction drive in your cordless that you push into the exposed pull start hub (bigger than the hub hole at the widest part of the taper ) . No chance of things snatching at you as could happen with a socket.
  2. Will it fit the space I have...what is going to be the fuel , wood or multi...output needed...build quality...price.
  3. Both Makita/Dolmar and Honda are ..True 4 stroke .. engines , in as much as they have a sump and only use straight petrol in the tank . All Stihl 4 mix engines are not like that. They use the 4 stroke cycle but do not have a engine oil filled sump and you need 2 stroke mix as fuel. Have no fear as to the power to weight ratio with Makita /Dolmar or Honda 4 stroke motors ...they are more or less the same weight as the similar 2 stroke class . Best thing is the torque you get all the way through the rev range so offten full throttle is not required. The Honda range can be a bit more money than the Mak/Dol range . Vibes are down to the design of the machine and the AV used . I look after a few Honda GX 4 strokes new and older and looked after run sweet... This is a Dolmar that was supplied for moderate duty.
  4. McCulloch Cart saw engines... Legendary in the USA and used for racing..if its your sort of thing ! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXeccIqca3k
  5. My 3 stoves ...2 multi fuel ( Arrow and a Hamlet ) and 1 early Villager C wood only stove (no longer used and replaced by the Hamlet). The older designs like the villager C having primary air only and in some cases a flue butterfly unlike the current designs of stoves having secondary air as well would be the most significant change be it a multi fuel or wood only stove. Control of burn along with gasification style of combustion is why the Villager (still in good order after 20 +yrs i must say) was removed and the Hamlet solution 7 installed in its place. Sure ... a dedicated wood only current style stove will have a bigger capacity firebox pro rata of the case size. I was in a different position to some in as much as the choice of wood only vs Multifuel never came up due to the reclaimed nature of the Hamlet ..namely ..Free 😀. You still need to remove some ash now and again burning on the base of a wood only stove , maybe a little more straight forward if it has a grate, be it Multifuel or wood only. I allow a bit more ash build up when on wood, just not the amount of riddling needed to keep a anthracite fire burning sweet with the air underneath. My Rayburn is on anthracite so its useful to be able to swap 1 stove (other end of the house) over in the very coldest conditions for a constant 24 hr heat output with no night slumbering on wood . As with most things that are not a dedicated item they maybe a bit of a compromise ...just not to much of one in my situation.
  6. This information comes from a German living in Germany. There should be at least ...some accuracy ... involved with this information posted in Feb 2018.
  7. If you didn't watch or missed ..Jeff Goldblum and the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra ... and.. Mavis Staples.. you missed (in my opinion) a real treat.
  8. A common tool ......Under £20.00 and will act as a stress tester too. Well worth getting if you work on small engines.
  9. IPL for 288xp.. coil shows as 02 but the blue second part is the same part number as 42/242. If iv got it right , its the second blue part that is being looked for ??
  10. Part number seems to be the same on the 42-42 specials blue unit and the 288 blue unit ...501-81-28-01 . Might be possible to track one down instead of a 288.
  11. Your first looks like the non Mtron saw...second is the right one for the Mtron
  12. Try this pic of a ms362c M tron ...best definition i could get.
  13. Nothing much wrong with 160psi .
  14. Hi there Mr Fox. Are you able to plan where you end up while working ? or are you just having to go where the work is taking you and then try to get to the places you want to spend some time . Simon


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