Re: [OMC-Boats] Electronic Ignition

From: DOUGLAS JULIEN <dfjulien@...>
Date: Fri, 22 May 2009 12:18:45 -0700 (PDT)

Hi all:

Does the Pertronix improve performance?  Will it allow a lower idle speed?  Is there any perceptible difference in acceleration or top end?  Quicker engine start, maybe?  Eighty bucks is eighty bucks...thanks.

-Doug Julien

--- On Fri, 5/22/09, Lee Shuster (lib1) <lib1@...> wrote:

From: Lee Shuster (lib1) <lib1@...>
Subject: Re: [OMC-Boats] Electronic Ignition
To: "Evinrude & Johnson Boats of the 1960's and 70's" <>
Date: Friday, May 22, 2009, 8:27 AM

I've had good luck with Pertronix (three seasons) on my small block Chevy with the Mallory Marine distributor. I like the fact that it retains your stock distributor and you can add a better coil or stay with your stock unit.
I also did a GM HEI retrofit on my Buick V6, but physically it's a bit tight and it's a hassle getting all the correct parts.

On May 22, 2009, at 3:55 AM, Dave Rusilas wrote:
 Pertronix makes only one model for the odd fire v6, Igniter 1165. They're $70-$80.
 I did mine about 5 years ago and it works great. It's nice to not worry about points. The only thing you have to be careful about is to make sure not to leave the ignition switch on too long without the engine running. It could burn out the module. They corrected that problem with the Igniter II but as far as I know, they don't make one for the odd fire V6.
 Good luck with your project.
 Charlton, NY
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 From: BLDFW <bldfw@...>
 To: OMC Boats <omc-boats@...>
 Sent: Thu, 21 May 2009 4:44 pm
 Subject: [OMC-Boats] Electronic Ignition
      Well I'm having a good day!!  I've had my boat running this afternoon with the outdrive in a tub of water.  Good news is that the water is flowing.  Even better news is that I'm not seeing any foaming in the crankcase oil so all is looking good there.  It didn't take long for the water in the tub to turn a nice shade of grey with exhaust crud skimming the surface but she's pumping water and that's alwasy good.  She's running a tad rich I believe, and is a bit stinky.  It prob had 2-3 gals of gas on the verge of going bad so earlier I mixed in another 3-4 gals to thin it out.     I want to convert over to electronic ignition to minimize maintenance.  Has anyone converted their V6 ignition over to a Pertronix setup recently?  What version did you use?  Any suggestions?   Thanks.   -Bill Dallas, TX 1970 Evinrude Explorer - 155 Buick V6 - OMC Sterndrive  
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