Scrivet wrote:SamsFarm wrote:Gee!
Maybe now is a good time to go with the old faithful magneto and the ole hand crank and skip having a pesky battery!
Might wanna research broken thumbs, broken arms, dislocated elbows, and hand cranks up side the head stories first ...........but that's a different thread.
I've had 2 battery explosions. But I have literally lost count of the number of times a crank has slipped out of my hand. This is in spite of trying to be pretty careful with a crank. I generally try to follow a rule not to crank an engine unless I personally verified the timing. The last thing I want to do is crank an engine that somebody timed "by ear".