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Don Baer

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I think I am correct; back in the early 70's I had an older model hand me down tiller that used a spark plug like this. There was definitely a wire with a loop that connected to the top of a spark plug with a nut to cinch it up. The reason I remember it is because the nut vibrated loose and I lost it in the garden.

Didn't Model T engines use a spark plug with a nut on top?
just make sure the engine's not running when you check the nut for tightness.....DAMHIKT
 

Vaughn McMillan

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just make sure the engine's not running when you check the nut for tightness.....DAMHIKT
When I was a kid we had a mower that had no kill switch. The way to stop the engine was to disconnect the spark plug wire. I learned the hard way not to grab the metal bits on the spark plug lead when disconnecting it. I later learned you could use a screwdriver or rake to short the plug to the engine block. Again, I had to learn to keep my fingers off the metal bits. Electricity can be a cruel mistress. :D
 
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