[TR] Clear/Amber Fog
don.hiscock at gmail.com
Thu Jan 30 06:59:53 MST 2020
I've had cars in the past, Randall, where I'd choose the shutoff point so
it was pointed a bit downhill when I got back to it. We don't need no
stinkin' starter motors!
On Thu, Jan 30, 2020 at 7:57 AM Randall <TR3driver at ca.rr.com> wrote:
> > You're right! I forgot about the crank. But then you would
> > need magneto ignition when the battery was stone cold dead.
> True, but very rarely is the battery stone cold dead (unless you left the
> lights on). With points (unlike many electronic ignitions), the engine
> still fire at cranking speeds even with the battery discharged below the
> point where it's normally considered "dead". Lead acid batteries even
> recover (just a little) when sitting idle; so if the engine was running
> you got home, there is almost certain to be enough left to fire the plugs
> the next morning.
> But when I used to fight with the lack of generator capacity, many years
> ago, I didn't own a hand crank. So I got adept at push-starting the car by
> myself. Probably couldn't do it today, though.
> -- Randall
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