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Want To See The Stihl Ms290 Go Against Bigger Saws? (video)

Discussion in 'Chainsaws and Power Equipment' started by Chity_Avatar, Sep 21, 2014.

  1. Chity_Avatar

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    Some of you liked how the MS290 ran when I posted the video of it in the hickory log. Today I did a video of the 290 against a stock 034 and the Terry Landrum Ported 660. Here are thee specs.

    290 was just rebuilt and slightly modified and is wearing a brand new Stihl RS chain fresh out of the box. This saw is running 87 octane pump gas mixed 40:1

    034 is bone stock and very clean. 185 PSI of compression and wears a brand new 18" Stihl RS chain fresh out of the box. This saw is running VP Race Fuel SEF 91 octane ethanol free at 40:1

    660 was ported by Terry Landrum and is running very fat on the high end as it is tuned to run a 32" bar. It is wearing a 20" bar with used, never sharpened Stihl RS chain. This saw is running VP Race Fuel 91 octane ethanol free at 32:1 (milling saw).


    Here is a picture of the 3 saws.

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    Here is the original video of the 290 in Hickory.




    Here is the video I did today.

     
  2. Chvymn99

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    Thats a nice looking 034, kinda of partial to those...:saw:. But that 660 was Smokin' Hot...:smoke:
     
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    That 034 is super mint. The 660 is pretty quick.

    Here is the 034. Just did seals, carb kit, fuel line, impulse hose, filter, new bar and chain.

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    Dang!! That's a mint 034!! :thumbs:

    The 290 still beat that 034 though. The 1st cut I didn't count on the 034 (came out of cut , but still about 8.5 sec).

    That 660 is moving through the wood. Twice as fast as the 290 or 034!! :dex:
     
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    Man that 290 cuts good. I've been looking for 290, 310, 390 for a while but I can't find one reasonably priced.
     
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    Welcome to FHC 94Bullitt... Yea, getting a good price on a 290 is hard most of the time unless you stumble on it...
     
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    VP SEF is 94 octane buddeh...
     
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    Thanks for the welcome. I'm not in a hurry to find a 290. I'd really prefer to find a 390. I'll be patient and wait for a deal to come along.
     
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    Id be content with any one of the 3

    ;)
     
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    It's hard to argue against a 290.
     
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    You're right. Cinder blocks are tough to talk to.
     
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    Now why did you have to go and bring up the ms362???
     
  14. Adirondackstihl

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    The 290 & 034 in the vid will be up for auction.
    Who's in charge o'er here?
     
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    Okay Mike.....want to start another auction? I have plenty of saws.
    Let's do the 290 I built.
    Start the bid at $100.
     
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    LOL..

    Mike is a trip ;)

    Send me some pics at dexfhc@aol.com and I will get it going.

    I have been in contact with Heidi and she gave me some info today. I'd like to run that by you as well. I know you two were very close.
     
  18. Adirondackstihl

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    Thanks Dex.
    The saw is the 290 in the vids above.
    I dont have any pics.
    I can get pics but it will take a few days.
    Can we just use the vids for now?
     
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    Dex..........
    I sent you an email so you now have my contact info
     
  20. DexterDay

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    Yep. Vid will be fine..
     
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