Re: [omc-boats] In search of a Chicago mechanic

From: David <odin@...>
Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2005 08:43:28 -0500

My solution was to simply go to the junk yard and buy an electronic GM
distributor to replace everything - they fit pretty tight on the V6's, and fine
on the V8's - I paid $30 for each. That way you run the hot lead from the
battery to the distributor and skip the old resister, points etc.- all the
things that make life miserable. Dave

Paul Hamilton wrote:

> Mike and Others,
> I haven't followed this particular conversation but had a similar experience
> this spring so I thought I would share a quick tip. Spray all the
> electrical contacts with wd40 and then check to see if you voltage at the
> coil. My sportsman fired right up after having no spark at all. The
> voltage is a bit low at the coil yet so I'm in the process of tracking down
> bad contacts, corrosion etc, and have also discovered the resistor reads 2.5
> ohms vs. the 1.3-1.4 the Seloc manual says is normal. At NAPA I found a
> resistor rated at 1.2 ohms that is listed as suitable for buicks and jeeps
> of the era. Does anyone see an issue with going with this resistor or have
> suggestion for finding a better match? The SELOC manual has been very
> helpful for this and does say that "bad contacts and corrosion are a common
> cause of hard starting.." Thanks. Paul
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Mike Sweeney" <mike.s.sweeney@...>
> To: <omc-boats@...>
> Sent: Sunday, June 26, 2005 8:03 PM
> Subject: [omc-boats] In search of a Chicago mechanic
> > It feels like halfway through the season and I'd hate to throw in theo
> > towel... Does anyone know of a mechanic (retired OMC/Johnson or otherwise)
> > in the Chicagoland area that would be willing to take on my electrical
> > system on my 1968 Johnson Reveler. The engine cranks, fuel seems to be
> > flowing, but I just can't seem to get her to fire! I've tried the various
> > suggestions (thanks group) but I'm running out of time and want to see
> this
> > piece of history,(my childhood), run again!
> >
> > If I don't get it running this season I will be forced to put the boat
> back
> > on the block. Please help! Thanks,
> >
> >
> > Mike
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