September 25th, 2015

Trying to start a 1983 Volvo 245 after a stop at a gas station.

First we hear the seatbelt warning signal after the driver turns the ignition on.

The first start attempt fails. The two following attempts fail because the starter fails to engage with the flywheel, creating a very loud and unpleasant sound.

There is some reverberation from the metal roof of the gas station.

At 00:24, the driver remarks "He's doing it again!"

The fourth attempt succeeds in starting the engine after a rather long cranking.

We then drive off and we also hear some squeaking from the steering wheel.

Throughout the recording we hear breathing noises from the driver (80 year old man, smoker)

The recording was made in the front passanger seat with the window open, that's why there a very noticable difference between the left and right channel.

Recorder: Edirol R-09, 48kHz wave/24-bit, cropped with Cool Edit Pro, re-saved as 48kHz wave/24-bit and compressed with FLAC. No other PP.

Edirol R-09 settings: Low cut: off, Mic gain: low, AGC: off

Recorded on June 15, 2012 in Åkersberga, Sweden.


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    Ranney 2 years, 5 months ago

    Real !! Awesome!!!

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