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how the heck do ya get a gravely to turn over?

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I carefully wrapped the rope around the pulley and with a world of confidence pulled the end of it. The pulley didn't move. So I tried again it still didn't move. I thought that by some wild chance the engine was seized up. I removed the head and everything was fine. So I need help is there a compression release on a model L or is there just a certain way to pull on the rope? Please help.
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That is right when you hit the compression stroke your arms get a little longer :D
Oh, and be sure to report back next winter!:ROF The L's flywheel strap stud is positioned so that when you are ready to wind the strap, turn the flywheel backwards until you feel compression, the stud should be at the 12 o'clock position. THEN wind the strap and pull. They give you one and 3/4 turns before the actual work begins.:ROF

Starting a Gravely by hand is where the term "follow through" really began. It did not begin in Scotland with "golf".:D
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