Re: craftsman won't crank
I've made up a pair of wires with small alligator clips on the ends.
You could probably reinsert the spark plug into the boot and then try taping them to the block/head out of the way.
OR ground the ignition kill wire-
The main thing is, you don't want spark near the spark plug hole where gas MIGHT come shooting out.
In general, it's not good practice to force an ignition coil to jump an overly wide gap. IF it can't, the HT spark tries to go to the path of least resistance and that can sometimes cause coils to break down internally.