Monday, July 29, 2019

Tuesday Torque: More Than Knowing What To Flip

Starting early gas engines and tractors can be tricky for a novice. You have to get your head into that four stroke cycle, and be thinking about when the mag is going to click over.


B said...

We always put marks on the flywheel to aid in knowing where the engine was, timing wise.

Made starting a LOT easier. And safer.

John in Philly said...

We owe the inventors of the electric starter quite a debt.
The number of unbroken bones because of the electric starter is surely a very large number.

As a former Navy steam propulsion guy, I will state that starting a very large steam turbine is anticlimactic and boring, and that's good!