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Mall model 8 Cork float? Should I gas it up?


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Old 01-05-2013, 07:52:01 PM
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Default Mall model 8 Cork float? Should I gas it up?

I just got a mall 8, two man today. It has spark. The 88 year old original owner who sold it to me said it hasn't run in 56 years. Am I ok to put gas in it and try?? I see some other guys are saying about the cork float. I do not want to ruin this saw!!
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Default Re: Mall model 8 Cork float?? Should I gas it up?

gas it up if you ask me as if that cork float is ruined then it would have been ruined from age. Many times i have made new cork floats and have sealed them with seal all or other type of super glue.
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Default Re: Mall model 8 Cork float?? Should I gas it up?

i have two disstons one kb6-ax and a DA-211 both have cork floats. i have been running them with no problems so far. but i am going to coat them with gas tank sealer this spring.i just shut the gas off at the tank and let them run until they quit this burns up all the gas in the carb and lines.so if you runthem dry i dont think you will have any problems. i would coat the float as soon as you can .
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Default Re: Mall model 8 Cork float?? Should I gas it up?

It's the ethanol that's hard on the floats, get some stabil that neutralizes the fuel or go get high test fuel from your local air strip and you'll have no worries.

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Default Re: Mall model 8 Cork float?? Should I gas it up?

Great,Thanks for your help. I'm going to try today. I will put some ethanol treatment in the mix and se what happens!
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Default Re: Mall model 8 Cork float?? Should I gas it up?

Got it running..Takes quite a bit of pulling but after 53 yrs, I would too. I wonder if it takes regular bar oil in the trans, it has an automatic oiler.
This thing is a beast. I am 43 yrs old and am used to these new saws, but I am really enjoying the history of these old ones! Thanks for any help out there!
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SAE 30 non detergent oil for bar oil. Use it liberally! Use high test gas, it will be easier on the engine, and alky levels are better regulated. I would remove the float and coat it with a good quality alcohol resistant gas tank sealer. I believe POR 15 and others make a good sealer. Lee pederson (a sponser here on the Stak), also sells a good sealer.
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Great! Thank you for the info!
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Default Re: Mall model 8 Cork float?? Should I gas it up?

Seems the gentleman who owned this saw previously has already sealed the cork float. Those guys back than cared about their tools. All is great with this thing. Any one know where some new mall stickers are available?
I'm going cutting Saturday!
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Default Re: Mall model 8 Cork float? Should I gas it up?

you may find mall decals on ebay or try brian at 1-720-260-0157 brian would be the one that would have nos decals.also north woods chain saw may have somthing 1-802-533-7133. if you dont get an answer when you call brian leave a message he will call you back he has a lot of old saw parts mostly nos.

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post some pictures of your saw we like pics videos are even better.
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Great info! Thanks, I'm not very Pics and videos coming soon!
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Default Re: Mall model 8 Cork float? Should I gas it up?

Interesting photo can you snap a pic of the coupling between the gearbox and the clutch housing you may a a rather hard saw to find a late Model Mall 8 looks like a Mall 7 but aint as the Mall 7 has a bolt up on the clutch to gearbox housing

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Default Re: Mall model 8 Cork float? Should I gas it up?

Sugar Creek Supply makes reproduction decals, http:// http://store.chainsawr.com/c...upplies?page=6 or you can Google sugar creek supply
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Default Re: Mall model 8 Cork float? Should I gas it up?

mcbob, I put up a video on U tube, Mall 8, 2 man saw. It def is an 8, seems pretty rare. It has a swivel type coupling. Makes it very easy to un- due, and transport. The clutch drum stays attached to the saw, and the drum stays with bar section when separated. A recoil starter would be just grand on this thing tho!

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Mall 8 2 man chain saw is the u tube thing actually.

Thanks big gurn, I shall check out that site for stickers!

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Here are the YouTube links:

http://youtu.be/VIb5vHpzm6w

http://youtu.be/3aPAM7H1k-c

http://youtu.be/Y1HmVgM3bBs

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Clutch shoes stay attached
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Default Re: Mall model 8 Cork float? Should I gas it up?

The Mall 8 is indeed rare being the last of that group of two maners it has a different gearbox and bar and the Mall 10/11 style of helpers handle a great find and better still its a runner

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Default Re: Mall model 8 Cork float? Should I gas it up?

Mr mcbob,
I see alot of mall 7 that have a curved lower handle bar. My 8 seems to be the only one that has a straight bar. I see the older 7's even have recoil starters. It appears the the 8 is very unique and separate from the others, I wonder if it would be possible to put on a recoil starter or just leave it as is. One fellow even has a kick start on you tube. That would be handy. It is a bugger to keep running, I wonder if the cork float, new fuel, and not the greatest filter system is a symptom. It's still good clean fun to have and cut with this history.
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Default Re: Mall model 8 Cork float? Should I gas it up?

Any of the big mall saws with the no recoil start can be "kick started" you hook your tow on the notch for holding the knot of the starter rope and give it a spin. I've done it and people get a kick out of it.
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I'll have to give that a try!! I have three sisters in Nampa, Boise area, they keep me posted on the shows and sales out in the big west.
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