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    38cc Homelite impressive

    I put together a 38cc Homelite Chainsaw engine, added a Wa-82 Walbro carb and a Wacker engines wrap around exhaust. This thing turns an 18x8 prop 8500 rpm!! I was impressed to say the least. I don't think you can get that out of a G38.

    The only problem I have is I bought the engine from a guy who had already pulled the engine out of the saw, so I have no idea what model homelite it came out of. It would be nice to know since these things make for a great conversion.
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    RE: 38cc Homelite impressive

    put a 3W 20x8 on it then come back and tell me the RPMs, then I will tell you if I'm impressed ..

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    RE: 38cc Homelite impressive

    Well, I would have more money in the prop than in the engine if I went and did that. I spent 43 dollars to get 3.2hp and 20pounds of thrust. Lotta bang for the buck, that and its a simple mag ignition and an easy starting great running engine. I sold it the other day, but the purpose of this post was to try and find out what Model chainsaw the 38cc engine resides in.Remember I bought the engine as an unfinshed project from someone-Regards


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    RE: 38cc Homelite impressive

    oh yes I think it is a cool, inexpensive setup, good proof that an engine in that size does not need to cost $500 to have high quality,, and good proof that Homelite has a place in the hobby,,

    I don't know what saw it came from, you may even find that saw may be discontinued,,

    my old G38 (with a bit of carb work) will turn an 18x8 around those numbers (8500), but put a 3W 20x8 on it and it's a Rock-dog, while my MVVS 35 with a 3W 20x8 will turn 7200 and is a real monster,,

    even tho it works, the problem with turning 8500 with a 18x8 (and many will argue) is it's just not very efficient..

    Jim

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    RE: 38cc Homelite impressive

    Yes, I agree, if I had an 18x10 or something like that handy, I would have tried it out. The 18x8 was the closest thing around I had. After that, my props go to 22x10. I think it would have been best propped out around 7500-7700, but the new owner will have to figure it out. I'm thinking the wacker engines guy might be able to tell me about the chainsaw model, but his website says he is out of business this summer due to surgery.


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