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Picked this John Bean Pressure sprayer up today. Not sure what it's for or what I am going to use for, but hey, won it for $26 on ebay. Engine dat is 1959. Engine runs great. Tank was dry and clean. Checked the oil, added gas and she fired right up. Can't get the thing to spray though. Anyone familiar with these? Also, how do you turn off one of these older engines? To kill it, I was knocking off the plug wire. Got a nice shock, several times.(stupid is as stupid does. Didn't know a pack of cigarettes conducted electricity) And... some pics attached to the 3112H

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Ground the magneto lead with that tab that is bent clear out of the way- Later versions had a metal tang that was supposed to poke through the plug boot to ground the mag- Either that or a screwdriver from the block to the plug-

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What they said! Realign that piece of metal (just to the right of the spark plug in your last pic), so it's about 1/2" away from the spark plug. You should be able to flip it toward the spark plug when you want to kill the engine. Don't push it to the spark plug, or you'll get zapped again. Make your adjustments in the motion of the metal piece, until you can just flip it toward the plug. These adjustments are best made with the engine not running, unless you enjoy getting zapped:D

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I had one very similar to that one,it was used for spraying fruit tree's.It had a tube with a plunger in it much like a cistern pump. With a good tank and moter you could build a nice sprayer,all you need is a small pump a bypass valve and make yourself a spray bar.

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