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10-22-2011, 08:31 PM
Hi All, I was wondering what other engine piston will work with a quadra 35. Mine might be had . I don't want to dump a lot of money into this thing and was wonder if I can use a different make. My dad has a lot of old chain saws around so was thinking maybe one is the same .So is quadra ,say poulan,or what any feed back would be great .Just getting into gas and this will be good for me to learn to make a old engine run again. I know I can get a ring from frank bowman .
It has very little compression and my dad thinks the piston may be cracked .because you can heat the air push by,and the cylinder walls look good. All part of the process .I haven't taken it apart yet ,but thats next .
10-22-2011, 09:46 PM
You can try a new one, Check out this web site
I also have a Quadra 35 with only about 2 hours of run time, almost new. It also has little compression and you can also hear the air passing by the rings when you turn it over. Those engines usually don't have much compression, nothing like a glow engine.........
Did you try to run the engine yet to see if she runs OK?
10-23-2011, 10:01 AM
When I was at the Quadra factory in Centralia many moons ago, they had two assembly lines running side by side. On one was aircraft engines. On the other was chain saws. Of the many which they assembled, Pioneer saws were running down the line.
They told me that the pistons and cylinders came from a subcontractor in Singapore. So undoubtedly, lots of other stuff will fit.
10-23-2011, 03:59 PM
try running the engine first. it takes heat to get things tightened up, it is probably fine takes a lot of running to wear out a quadra. usually crashed is the demise of them or lack of oil
10-24-2011, 09:58 AM
The Quadra engines originated in BC in the mid 70s as the TML (Trail Mfg Ltd)Frontier Chainsaw and were 35 cc They were used by Pioneer and a few others with a different sticker on them When I was in the small motor business I sold them under the Power Tuff chainsaw name. I still have one and use it occasionally. Bennet would be your best bet.
10-24-2011, 07:04 PM
Thanks for all the info guy's . I tried starting it get okay spark ,but going to check the points to make sure all that is good . set the gap , .I have a fella here that runs a couple .might just break down and let him have a go at it.
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