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#1 Bill 76 ONLINE  

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Posted July 28, 2014 - 03:45 AM

Not sure if this should be posted in the safety forum but I coundn't find a Knew it was gonna happen forum

Any how I was playing around with one of my old Wisconsin one lunger rope start engines and my grand son came out when he heard it running,I shut it down and showed him how to start it-wound the rope on and gave it a pull with my right arm and it popped right off,Well he wanted to try and start it so I showed him what to do and he gave it a one arm tug and could not pull it when it got to compression stroke,so he grabs the rope handle with both hands standing in line with the rope and starter pully---you rope starter guyes know where this is going---Anyhow he gives it a mighty two handed pull,The engine started and the knot it the rope beans him in the fore head--Now the engine running,he's yelping,his mom's yelling and I'am laughing.Later his dad comes over and said I got him when he was a boy with the same engine and wished he could have seen it happen,well the same thing happened to me back in the fifitys with the same engine.

Hence the old family tradtion carries on.

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Posted July 28, 2014 - 04:30 AM

Experiance is the best teacher. And he will remember that for a while.

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Posted July 28, 2014 - 04:32 AM

Great story. I'm glad he wasnt injured. I remember a rope start engine on a lawn mower when I was a kid. It had that same habit of nailing you with the rope.
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Posted July 28, 2014 - 05:46 AM

It is amazing how fast those knots can move. I still will get nailed when I lose focus.
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Posted July 28, 2014 - 05:50 AM

I continue to do that at least once a month roping over my Bolens super ram it hurts.

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Posted July 28, 2014 - 09:06 AM

It happens to everyone.

The rope still gets me every once in a while :D

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Posted July 28, 2014 - 09:22 AM

Well his first safety lesson is under his belt.  I'm sure he will have many more of them, as we all have.  I'd bet next time he will be out there with you wanting to try it again! :thumbs:   Glad he wasn't hurt.

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Posted July 28, 2014 - 01:23 PM

Ouch I felt that...a long time ago. It was on an old Sears walk behind with an old Wisconsin. Glad he wasn't hurt. Now he has a story to go with knot on his forehead.                                                                               Roger

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Posted July 28, 2014 - 05:04 PM

Oh yeah, it sure bites hard !, still gets me to this day.


Goes right along with getting zapped by the spark plug, the Winnie snap mags sux.