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Remington Pro 88G

Post by Carl » Sep 28th, '17, 17:23

I acquired this Pro 88G last week. No spark (yet) and needs fuel system overhaul. Otherwise complete except for 'muffler' outlet/screen.
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Re: Remington Pro 88G

Post by Magnus » Sep 28th, '17, 18:36

Wonderful! Its in great condition.
Is there no tag on it?
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Re: Remington Pro 88G

Post by Old Mac Guy » Sep 28th, '17, 18:46

A very uncommon saw to find!!
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And in great shape except for some scabby paint of some parts.
Great decals!!
Do I see a metal ID tag on bottom of the starter?

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Re: Remington Pro 88G

Post by Carl » Sep 29th, '17, 01:34

Very clean under the fanwheel. Wico magneto instead of the Bendix Scintella.

We now have spark. Overhaul carb next.
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Re: Remington Pro 88G

Post by cbfarmall » Sep 29th, '17, 02:07

A saw Mark's C70G can outrun.

You should do seals while you're cleaning stuff up. Common seals, I'd think CR7440 if both sides are the same.

Quite a shield underneath that thing. Remington didn't shy away from packing weight on wherever they could.

What chain?

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Re: Remington Pro 88G

Post by hulk » Sep 29th, '17, 20:24

Sweet saw! always thought it would be fun to run one.

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Re: Remington Pro 88G

Post by Carl » Oct 1st, '17, 13:34

Magnus wrote:
Sep 28th, '17, 18:36
Wonderful! Its in great condition.
Is there no tag on it?
Tag on top left of shroud instead of front because of muffler?

Scabby paint is standard for Remingtons. Shame on DuPont!!

Chain is 7/16" x .058" guage. My SL-5R and GL-7R have 9/16" x .077" chain.
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Re: Remington Pro 88G

Post by Carl » Oct 2nd, '17, 12:06

Along with the gear drive I got a direct drive. So now I have a pair of 'twins"

I use a plastic ketchup bottle from the housewares dept. of Walmart as a temporary fuel tank.

Simply squeeze the bottle to prime the carb. Fewer pulls required to get a 'pop'.
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Saves the strain and mess of dumping a 30# + powerhead fuel tank into a bucket.
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Re: Remington Pro 88G

Post by Old Mac Guy » Oct 2nd, '17, 18:13

cbfarmall wrote:
Sep 29th, '17, 02:07
A saw Mark's C70G can outrun.
What chain?
Chris B.
What chain?, indeed.
The C70G has about 10cc more displacement.
But side-by-side in a 28" log...
Very much would depend on "what chain".
Both saws should have plenty of grunt to cut through big hardwoods.

Mike's site says the Pro88G uses 1/2" pitch chain.
I wonder if that came later... or if the buyer could choose between 7/16" or 1/2"?

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Re: Remington Pro 88G

Post by Carl » Oct 2nd, '17, 19:18

I found it odd the saw is equipped with a 24” x 7/16” bar/chain setup.

It’s like your average 60cc powerhead equipped with a 14” bar and 3/8” low profile.

My restored Pro88 direct drive will pull a 24” x 7/16” with no trouble.
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Re: Remington Pro 88G

Post by Magnus » Oct 2nd, '17, 20:50

Just to be clear what is the stamped letters? Can't tell from pic.
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Re: Remington Pro 88G

Post by Carl » Oct 2nd, '17, 21:53

Magnus wrote:
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Just to be clear what is the stamped letters? Can't tell from pic.
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Re: Remington Pro 88G

Post by Modifiedmark » Oct 3rd, '17, 01:54

Old Mac Guy wrote:
Oct 2nd, '17, 18:13
cbfarmall wrote:
Sep 29th, '17, 02:07
A saw Mark's C70G can outrun.
What chain?
Chris B.
What chain?, indeed.
The C70G has about 10cc more displacement.
But side-by-side in a 28" log...
Very much would depend on "what chain".U
Both saws should have plenty of grunt to cut through big hardwoods.

Mike's site says the Pro88G uses 1/2" pitch chain.
I wonder if that came later... or if the buyer could choose between 7/16" or 1/2"?
He was making a joke for Carl. We always laugh at how big the 70G displacement is and that we can count the cutters on it while running in a log.

Those Remys are a nice find, can't wait to hear them running
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Re: Remington Pro 88G

Post by Carl » Oct 4th, '17, 17:24

Finally found the right combination on the Longmaster Tilley HL.
Low speed jet; 3/4 turn open.
High speed jet; 1 turn open.

Just reset my SL-5R to that and it started one pull. I was quick enuff on the choke for once. :thumbs:

And, the 88G runs to boot. :banana:
Oiler works. Check the oil in the gearbox and try cutting with him.
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Re: Remington Pro 88G

Post by cbfarmall » Oct 7th, '17, 03:12

Modifiedmark wrote:
Oct 3rd, '17, 01:54
Old Mac Guy wrote:
Oct 2nd, '17, 18:13
cbfarmall wrote:
Sep 29th, '17, 02:07
A saw Mark's C70G can outrun.
What chain?
Chris B.
What chain?, indeed.
The C70G has about 10cc more displacement.
But side-by-side in a 28" log...
Very much would depend on "what chain".
Both saws should have plenty of grunt to cut through big hardwoods.

Mike's site says the Pro88G uses 1/2" pitch chain.
I wonder if that came later... or if the buyer could choose between 7/16" or 1/2"?
He was making a joke Carl. We always laugh at how big the 70G displacement is and that we can count the cutters on it while running in a log.

Those Remys are a nice find, can't wait to hear them running
Never take what I say too seriously.

Remington was in love with 7/16 for direct drives and their later gear drives used it. Just curious what you have.

And, Remington sure made one heck of a heavy saw with this whole SL/GL/Pro series. Then again, it was the fifties. McCulloch had the backbreaking 73 and 77.

That said, when I first heard of the Pro88, I always thought the Pro88G would be neat to have.

Chris B.

I am a bit more serious about my tractors, which Mark can attest to.
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