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

From: lib1@...
Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2005 08:26:23 -0600

For those wanting to do what David has done, with the original odd-fire 225
that came in our boats see this link:

For those not handy or wanting to scrounge junkyards see this link for a
"drop-in" solution:

For an electroni ognition solution that reatins your existing distributor

Lee Shuster
Salt Lake City

----- Original Message -----
From: "David" <odin@...>
To: <omc-boats@...>
Sent: Tuesday, June 28, 2005 7:43 AM
Subject: Re: [omc-boats] In search of a Chicago mechanic

> 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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