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Which Engines Are Easy to Start?

Robert in Minnesota says that age has made it harder to start some engines, and he’s wondering which engines are the best when it comes to ease of starting. He currently owns 12, including a 1916 Fairbanks-Morse headless Z, an IHC LA and a bunch of kickstart early Briggs engines, which he bought specifically because they’re so easy to start. He finds engines with built-in crank handles the easiest, but wonders what other ones readers might suggest? What elements can you identify as suggesting an easy-to-start engine?

Contact Robert with your suggestions at rhwalleye@yahoo.com.