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Re: Can 8n's be hand crank started if needed?

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L. B,

02-04-2013 12:51:06

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I have crank started my 2N for 30 plus years, it has a mag no starter or battery. It bit my hand 1 time. The secret is dont put your thumb around the crank, if it backfires it will come out of your hand. Try and start it only on the pull up not on the push down. Pull up is hand and crank at 6 oclock pulls up to about 9 oclock, push down is 12 oclock to 6. My choke rod comes out of the right side dog leg, you will have to find a way to choke it from the front or get someone to choke it at the dash.If ya flood it walk away and wait 20 mins.LOL

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02-05-2013 04:49:40

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 Re: Can 8n's be hand crank started if needed? in reply to L. B,, 02-04-2013 12:51:06  
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Dad didn't know this and broke his hand starting a Farmall Cub. Worst thing is he was working alone and had to drive himself to the hospital to get it worked on (the hand, not the tractor!)

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L. B,

02-05-2013 08:59:49

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 Re: Can 8n's be hand crank started if needed? in reply to W_B, 02-05-2013 04:49:40  
It only takes once.

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02-05-2013 09:05:26

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 Re: Can 8n's be hand crank started if needed? in reply to L. B,, 02-05-2013 08:59:49  
Quoting Removed, click Modern View to seeMy brother still has stitch scars in chin from hand cranking a B-Farmall when just a little tyke.

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