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Snowblower kill switch part identity

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Does anyone know what this part is called(not my machine as this is from a YT video)? It is the connector from the key wire to the kill switch that resembles a metal boomerang from my ancient snowblower. Mine has broken in half due to metal fatigue. The metal connector part is what I need to replace on my machine. Mine has a wire with a female spade connector to the key that attaches to a ground plate(I'm guessing) & from there to this dual spade male connector & then to the kill switch. It is from a circa 1980 Noma snowblower with a Tecumseh engine.
Secondly, can I buy just this part or will I be forced to get the whole wiring assembly? Would there be a way to McGyver this connection instead?

Also I did a carb clean and overhaul. Since them the engine does not seem to respond to the throttle well any more. Not sure if I have the linkages in the right configuration or if something is sticking or if this is caused by the kill switch not working. Currently I cannot turn the blower off unless I shut the fuel valve.
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The shut off issue is definitely due to the grounding kill switch being broken. If you have an electrical crimp kit, there should be something to repair that with. If not, a local hardware or automotive store should help you out. Bring the old one with you.

I keep all connections, nuts and bolts from anything I discard for this exact reason. I have drawers of connectors, switches, bolts, nuts, etc., etc.....

If your not getting response from the throttle, maybe first try repositioning it from under the outer sheave cable clamp, or even putting it in another linkage hole possibly. ???
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Here are a few pictures of my carb and kill switch. I can't figure out where I have gone wrong with regards to the throttle not responding. It did before I took it apart. Is the linkage in the incorrect hole? The throttle cable seems stable. The kill switch still needs the key wire attached, but I don't think I need that in order for it to run. I was able to McGyver the old kill switch with a new spade connector connected to the wire, I'm not sure if the current is perceptible. Is it possible to test it if works or not?
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The "hole" next to the hole that the linkage is in, is that a hole or a rivet? If that is a hole, put the linkage in that hole.

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"Next to the hole" to the right or down? Thanks for your help.
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The piece with the wire is called a shorting clip and when the throttle is pulled to off, the lever makes contact with it and stops spark. Do you have spark with the throttle on full and no spark when in off position?


Shorting clip-
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Genuine-Tecumseh-TERMINAL-Part-610973/272965564114?epid=1258873710&hash=item3f8e03f6d2:g :tV8AAOSwke9aItRS

Tecumseh series 3-

https://outdoorpowerinfo.com/repairs/tecumseh_carb_632334a.asp

Tecumseh series 1-

https://outdoorpowerinfo.com/repairs/tecumseh_carb_632107.asp

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Donyboy73 has a video with the throttle linkage positions:



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