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Old 10-02-2018, 01:33 PM   #1
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Last weekend I bought a Spark Starter at a garage sale. It was made by Saunders - Allen Company from Memphis, Tenn. It's in the original box (well most of the box) and it says "For Model A Ford." The original price, printed on the box, is $1.50. It says "Snaps on in a jiffy, No screws, no bolts." Says "The spark lever operates the starter. The regular starter still operates freely. Not necessary to replace any standard Ford part." It's three metal pieces hinged in the middle and a rubber grommet. Anybody know what this is?
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Old 10-02-2018, 01:55 PM   #2
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Maybe like an up-start, an accessory to activate the starter by just pushing the spark advance lever all the way up.
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Old 10-02-2018, 02:09 PM   #3
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That's what it looks like to me. The box says "Copyright 1930", but there are no directions with it. It's not a big deal, I only paid two bucks for it.
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Old 10-02-2018, 03:56 PM   #4
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Put the pieces near the starter and see what makes sense.
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Old 10-03-2018, 06:06 AM   #5
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Thanks, J.
That's what I intend to do today.
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Old 10-03-2018, 03:21 PM   #6
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Snyder's carries a gadget called a "Sparky start" that seems to do the same thing that my device does. I called Snyder's this morning and explained what I have and they said they would look at one of their Sparky starts and see if there are any instructions and E-mail a copy to me.
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Old 10-04-2018, 11:29 AM   #7
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Here ya go
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Old 10-04-2018, 04:08 PM   #8
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Here is the Spark Starter that Marty is talking about.

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Old 10-04-2018, 06:18 PM   #9
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Charley,
Thanks for the help. A few of us have looked this gadget over and think maybe there are parts missing. Glad I don't have a lot in it. One of my friends thinks maybe the box is worth more than the gadget!
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Old 10-07-2018, 03:21 PM   #10
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Spark start.jpg This is how I installed mine. It works.
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Old 10-07-2018, 03:24 PM   #11
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Marty it is complete if it looks like mine. No additional parts are needed.
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Old 10-07-2018, 05:12 PM   #12
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Thanks Ronnie.
Will give it a try!
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Old 10-07-2018, 06:37 PM   #13
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Thanks Ronnie it all makes sense now!
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