I've been slowly gaining confidence crank starting and driving my 1923 touring/pickup that I bought back in June of this year. Up until today I had been filling the gas tank at home with my gas can; today I decided to be bold and stopped at a gas station at the turnaround point of my drive. Folks were staring at me like I was from another planet as I pulled up the seat, checked the level with the dipstick, then pumped in 2 gallons of regular unleaded.
When I was done, I reached in, turned the key, and got my first free start!
Life is good!
That puts a smile on every ones face "congrats"
Retard the spark and count to 5 before shutting off the switch.Bud.
It is a good feeling. On Sunday morning I got a "free start" in the 1913 touring from cold. Yippee, I didn't have to swing her from cold! Then on the rally we had 2 in a row and just missed the third when she was hot in front of a crowd. I love a model 'T' on coils; it is what makes a Lizzie a Lizzie and not a Dodge...
Thanks, Bud, I'll do that from now on to increase my chances of getting a free start.
Few things (at my age) are as gratifying as a free start.