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Old 05-30-2019, 06:29 AM
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Forgot to mention this before, but I don't really think that it'd be the starting procedure. I rarely pull my engines over past the compression stroke before I give it the starting pull. I usually just give it a good pull and they fire right up (unless I leave the plug cap off).
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Thanks for the help.... I'm learning a bunch. Put stock flywheel back on and it's starting fine. Thanks!
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Forgot to mention this before, but I don't really think that it'd be the starting procedure...
I would tend to think that all your experience comes from modern engines with a built-in compression release. Ah, those modern conveniences, eh?

Older engines like flatheads don't, and they'll bite ya!

Best you stay away from those, okay? Leave them to the men.
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Eithor have to pull to the compression stroke or atleast until the clutch grabs. It's on its last legs but I haven't bought a new one yet. So it's fun when you yank and have no resistance.
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I would tend to think that all your experience comes from modern engines with a built-in compression release. Ah, those modern conveniences, eh?

Older engines like flatheads don't, and they'll bite ya!

Best you stay away from those, okay? Leave them to the men.
When I crank up my flattie, once it starts the ratchet mechanism stays engaged for a split second and gives me a reassuring "tug" to let me know that it's raring to go!
I like an adventure starting up an engine.
Yeah, flatheads are for the tough guys willing to get down and dirty to fix it.
The clones are for millenials. (I'm being sarcastic! Don't mean to offend!)
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I would tend to think that all your experience comes from modern engines with a built-in compression release. Ah, those modern conveniences, eh?

Older engines like flatheads don't, and they'll bite ya!

Best you stay away from those, okay? Leave them to the men.
I know, I own a few. One newer and one that has low hours, but is rather old possibly vintage. And besides, he said it was a predator 212.
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