Seeking advice in an unlikely place

DefinitiveDave

I do want to see skinny guys in speedos
Oct 24, 2013
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I know at least several of you flesh lumps aren't totally worthless so I will foolheartedly ask here for comments and advice.
At this point we have made 33 different chainsaw race pistons through Wiseco who manufactures them for us.
We are happy with our current model offerings and have re-ordered several popular choices that have sold out.
I am trying to get a good handle on what saw models to start on next, i want to do 4-5 for third quarter and maybe 3-4 for fourth quarter this year.
Things that have been suggested to me more than once on forums and facebook pages in the last week, in no particular order.
Any thoughts on features that should be included or other models we should think about please chime in. Keep in mind the finished pistons are in the $145-$175 range and I am looking for models that would see well enough to make the initial outlay worthwhile.

Dolmar 166
Stihl 090 race
084/088/880/3120xp 60mm race
044 big bore/hybrid/046/064 52mm wide skirts possible pop up
242xp/262xp I am not sure how similar these are in shape, I do have NOS 242 p/c to use as a sample
MS261
MS461 pop up
Jonsereds 111S - need help locating a NOS sample to buy/trade or rent
McCulloch 125 / 101B - need help locating a NOS sample to buy/trade or rent
McCulloch 90 series - need help locating a NOS sample to buy/trade or rent
056 Mag 2 single ring performance
2100 stock and big bore though these may already be on the way through another builder, we shall see.
Special MVP model 272 narrow skirts version
Stihl 026/MS260/MS260 big bore 45mm (maybe 46)
 

thomas1

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Oct 22, 2012
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@DefinitiveDave Have you asked on the chainsaw repair group? I’ve heard there’s more than 165 million members, there. Including @dieselfitter and @czed. Well @czed was banned, can you get him back in? If you do, let @dieselfitter know. He likes to keep up with the membership numbers. @big t double was thinking of joining, too.
 

czed

Orders his shit fire from Amazon
Aug 30, 2014
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I know at least several of you flesh lumps aren't totally worthless so I will foolheartedly ask here for comments and advice.
At this point we have made 33 different chainsaw race pistons through Wiseco who manufactures them for us.
We are happy with our current model offerings and have re-ordered several popular choices that have sold out.
I am trying to get a good handle on what saw models to start on next, i want to do 4-5 for third quarter and maybe 3-4 for fourth quarter this year.
Things that have been suggested to me more than once on forums and facebook pages in the last week, in no particular order.
Any thoughts on features that should be included or other models we should think about please chime in. Keep in mind the finished pistons are in the $145-$175 range and I am looking for models that would see well enough to make the initial outlay worthwhile.

Dolmar 166
Stihl 090 race
084/088/880/3120xp 60mm race
044 big bore/hybrid/046/064 52mm wide skirts possible pop up
242xp/262xp I am not sure how similar these are in shape, I do have NOS 242 p/c to use as a sample
MS261
MS461 pop up
Jonsereds 111S - need help locating a NOS sample to buy/trade or rent
McCulloch 125 / 101B - need help locating a NOS sample to buy/trade or rent
McCulloch 90 series - need help locating a NOS sample to buy/trade or rent
056 Mag 2 single ring performance
2100 stock and big bore though these may already be on the way through another builder, we shall see.
Special MVP model 272 narrow skirts version
Stihl 026/MS260/MS260 big bore 45mm (maybe 46)
Echo 590/600 popup