Old-school trick

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Talk about putting the plug in plug knocker… sorry, I couldn’t resist. But a lot of the old-school guys used to take spark plugs, slip a clip in the gap and then roll the gap shut. This works pretty well but the weight of it isn’t sufficient at times. However, it is the cheapest route provided you have a few old spark plugs hanging around.

All you need is a pack of clips with swivels; the Eagle Claw Crane Swivel with Coastlock Snap works well. Take the unoccupied end of the swivel and slide it into the gap of the spark plug then roll the gap shut. You can make a handful of these for less than a dollar if you already have the spark plugs.