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Old 05-03-2015, 11:18 PM
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Default Re: Briggs and kill switch?

I don't have any pics since my last Briggs or Tecumseh I did anything with was back in the early 80's... but you may try tootle image searching a Tecumseh 3 or 5hp engine and you'll see the little tab next to the spark plug... to kill the engine just push the tab onto the top of the plug and it shorted out the plug... very simple setup. On the go karts they usually just ran a toggle switch from the frame to the spark plug wire and flipping the switch would kill the engine and prevent it from starting... a normally open push button switch makes things easier because if the toggle switch was in the "on" position the engine would not start... I remember cussing at my go kart after about 10 pulls and no start... then seeing the switch in the wrong position a few times...
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