Thread: Crank start
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Old 06-09-2018, 10:32 AM   #22
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Default Re: Crank start

Originally Posted by marty in Ohio View Post
I had my car out today on a beautiful spring day in northern Ohio. I got home and thought about crank starting the car. I've driven it for 25 years and have never cranked it. The car was warm and so I dug the crank out from under the seat and gave it a try. Wow, a quarter turn and she was running. What great cars these model A Fords are !!
Can remember my dad's model A that he drove in the 40's! The battery in his, just had enough juice to run the ignition. He rigged up a way to pull the choke from standing at the Crank position, as starting a Model A from a cold start requires choking! Hot starts such as you did, I hope with the spark retarded, go pretty well. 4.2 comp ratio helps make it a relatively easy crank pull! But I do understand the fun of the accomplishment!
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