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Spark Igniter

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How does the spark igniter keep from spinning around the shaft? I can't figure out how to lock it with the two nuts or whatever. It was acquired with a 321b lantern already installed.

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There’s a tiny wire in the nut-body that acts like a key. It locks into the groove on the brass shaft.

Is yours missing that?
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Re: Spark Igniter

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It must be missing the wire ....I noticed the slot along the nut body shaft and thought that had to be the way to lock it but wasn't sure.
What does the wire look like - is there a way to make one?
Thanks for the help
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you can just bearly see the wire here it comes thru the brass nut ?

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If you remove the knurled nob and slide the nuts off you sou see the wire pokimg out if the inside of one of those nuts.

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Madcap wrote: Tue Apr 20, 2021 4:34 pm It must be missing the wire ....I noticed the slot along the nut body shaft and thought that had to be the way to lock it but wasn't sure.
What does the wire look like - is there a way to make one?
Thanks for the help
I’ve never made one, but I just pulled a couple of mine apart to see.

If you’re interested in tinkering with it, you might be able to fashion a wire key from a small paper clip or even a staple.

It’s basically shaped like an “L” with the short leg going out through the hole in the nut-body. It sticks out of the nut-body just enough to be bent over which keeps it retained if the shaft is removed.

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The long leg does not protrude from the bottom of the body itself.

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That's perfect - thanks very much Ridge Runner. I think I can make that....appreciate it. ;)
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Cool! Then you can learn why we call it a "whump stick"! As soon as you hear the spitting sound of fuel coming out of the gen, start spinning that thing or you get a surprise!
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Thanks to Ridge Runner's photos the igniter is now functional. A small clipped off safety pin works perfectly.

I didn't get much of a "wumph" though. In fact this 321B must have a clogged FA tube or maybe a snotty generator since it only burned a minute or so and went out each time out after several attempts to keep it lit. I thought the fount looked pretty clean but there was pieces of spooge in there when the fuel was poured out.

Anyway, one problem solved - thanks all!
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Glad it worked out!

Hope to see it making light soon :)
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You bet....thanks!
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