Re: [omc-boats] 69 sportsman 155 new to group

From: Drusilas@...
Date: Sun, 22 Apr 2007 09:19:12 EDT

In a message dated 4/21/2007 10:51:32 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
lib1@... writes:

Hi BC and welcome.

It's been a couple of years since I had my Buick with the HEI. As I recall
my buddy had to grind away a minor amount to gain clearance for the HEI from
CRT. I've since sold the Buick, so I can't look at it. But it wasn't much
that was required.

I can't tell you either, as I wasn't present when he did it. But he had a
shop and probably removed the thermostat parts to do the grinding.

Hope that helps.

----- Original Message -----
From: "BC Howk" <bchowk@...>
To: <OMC-Boats@...>
Sent: Friday, April 20, 2007 10:53 AM
Subject: [omc-boats] 69 sportsman 155 new to group

> Greetings,
> My name is B.C. and am new to this mailing list.
> I have been working on my 69 Sportsman 155 and enjoying the OMC-Boats web
> site for several years now and finally decided to join the list.
> Has anyone out ever done the HEI conversion on the 225, with the CRT
> performance unit (as discussed on Mr. Shusters page), I am looking for
> advice about how to get the distributor Cap with the integrated coil in
> without all the interferance from the Thurmostat housing.
> Thanks
> -----
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Hi BC,
There is another option. I installed a Pertronix Ignitor ignition kit and
high performance coil in my 155 and they work great. The kit replaces the
points in the distributor with an electronic trigger. Since you're not changing
the distributor, there are no clearance issues to worry about. Make sure you
order the kit for the odd fire V6, part # 1164 I believe. You should be able to
get both the kit and coil through JEGs or Summitt for around $100. The web
site is

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