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This should be in the video section but I was afraid too many will miss it. Enjoy!

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Briggs & Stratton did manufacture the ignition switches for Ford Model A's.:) Great project, however hand cranking with BOTH hands is not the safest way to start one. :eek:

Yes Steve, thanks for the post! They turned a model "A" engine into a briggs & Stratton.:D
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I really cannot imagine too much kickback on one piston...

"Famous last words"

You should try cranking a one cylinder car and let us know if you feel the same. And for the record, when a multi-cylinder engine kicks back it is only one cylinder that has fired.

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I've hand cranked hundreds of engines though the years. Automotive, tractors, and stationary units. I learned early on the correct way to crank and have never broken an arm. As a young un I got clocked in the head a few time with flying tractor cranks though.:eek:...I gotta say, It really ain't made me any smarter. But I don't spin em anymore either. ;) Dandy Dave!

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ive got to agree with keiser , its only one cyllinder , as for cranking a model A , my fiirst car in 1955 as a 15 year old was a 31 modelA , i had plenty of practise , and was told the correct way to crank it .

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Elmo, no such thing as only a 1 cylinder! If you do not think you can get a nasty injury from incorrectly cranking or setting your timing on a one cylinder I can testify to the contrary. Besides, getting into careless habits of cranking any car is a potential for a serious injury.

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I realize just how foolish my post about "not much kick from one cylinder" was. Sorry guys. I should have known better since I spent a lot of time at Greenfield Village as a kid. It may have been a senior moment....or just a D'OH!

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