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my head's got interference fit

>>Ground all of the spark plug wires on your engine except one.  Watch what
>>happens to the angular velocity of the crankshaft as a result.  Graph the
>>velocity of each piston with respect to time as the engine fires on one
>>cylinder.  You'll see what I mean.

>i think that with all that rotational inertia at operating speeds, the
>angular velocity is relatively constant throughout a cycle.
>assuming a steady state, of course...