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Re: [opensuse] ipconfrig--where?
  • From: John Andersen <jsamyth@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 01 Oct 2009 18:48:34 -0700
  • Message-id: <4AC55BF2.80602@xxxxxxxxx>
Philip Dowie wrote:
Also - as someone who owns a crank start car - crank starting a modern
high-compression engine, assuming you physically could crank it, would
probably qualify as a suicide attempt.

surely any hand crank would freewheel in the same way motorcycle kickstarters
(acknolwedged old ones didn't, but......)

The crank clutch was no where near sophisticated back then.
They would freewheel if the engine "caught" spinning forward.
Many a leg and arm was broken when the engine kicked backward.
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