Ha! Ha! Good joke on me Jim about my whisper-a-matic NOT putt-putting along in the background of this interview.
See . . for a time I tried to convince my friend BenP back in ~2012 that we should be trying the new-then variable speed factory engine inverter-generator units. He felt the users were still wanting to use their already owned 3600 RPM scream-a-matic sets.
Well I have now moved onto daily use of these much quieter inverter-generator units now.
I insisted as a cost of interviewing me that he come to my homeplace, listen, and hear for himself.
Well after hundreds of hours and 40-50 starting-up’s with no problems . . . sure enough . . . first pull when Ben was watching, a problem!!
Ha! Started right up alright. And running I was left with 2 feet of pull rope hanging out that would not go back, retract back in. Jiggling did not help. Vibration self-freeing on a running engine is a recipe for breakage. Had to shut it down.
His comment; "Yes. Always something fouling on a demo with everyone watching, remember?!"
Grabbed my already known needed set aside three tools; pulled it down two layers, and freed up the the pull rope wedged between the nylon rope pulley and the starter cover housing. My fault. Letting it in too fast, and slack-looping.
We chatted personal stuff the whole whole 30-40 minutes with me restoring before I would sit still in front of the camera.
The camera then was stand sitting on top of my inverter-generator. Not running (ain’t THAT quiet) to get the interview moving forward before dark.
Why sometimes I was glaring downward at my “failure to launch”.
Why it was getting darkish finishing up the camera session.
Ha! Then I did have BenP listen to it run humming along in the background for the rest of the evening catching up the freezers refrigerating-down for power off 10:00 PM to 10:00 AM.
It was me, and VGW Vancouver shop John-John always the best at making the demo/shows go on, regardless. Using the opp’es as entertainments.