All Fired Up 2

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And here’s the big Euclid TC-12 crawler tractor at Dardanup Heritage Park south of Perth, starting up its twin General Motors engines. Starting the 1928 Lanz Cross Bulldog (below) at the same park is a rather more manual task.

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The hot bulb at the front, which acts like a primitive nonelectric spark plug, is preheated with a gas flame. When it is turned over by hand, the engine fires up with a small puff of smoke.

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