Here is a really simple and cheap tip. But an important step. I have seen the wire fall out of a coil and first thing the guy does is run his battery dead trying to start his kart. After all it was just running a minute ago… right? Or the old story it ran when I shut it off…or it has a miss I just can’t get out by adjusting the carb (the wire is jumping a spark to keep it running). I’ve even seen it cost someone a race. So now he goes and gets every spare spark plug he can get his hands on and runs down another battery or two and it still won’t run and he has sweat running down his forehead and he’s not smiling anymore if you know what I mean.
Take a piece of safety wire or fence wire or a straightened paperclip or a cotter key…you getting the idea here’s its not really important. I use a piece of safety wire 1 Ľ inches long then bend it at 1/3 length into a hook shape.
I make sure the wire is installed in the coil properly and slide the hooked wire through the center of the wire terminal. Bend the long end over tight enough so it can’t touch anything it shouldn’t. Now when you attend a vintage event it’s one less thing for you to worry about falling out and you can enjoy a more reliable engine. Bend the long end over tight enough so it can’t touch anything it shouldn’t. Now when you attend a vintage event it’s one less thing for you to worry about falling out and you can enjoy a more reliable engine.
Disclaimer: These projects are suggestions and/or educational information. Use any of the ideas, comments, drawings, photos and information on this page at your own risk. Follow your power tool manufacturer’s safety guidelines also. Karting is a fun sport, but not without inherient danger, make sure you play responsibly and safe!