[Public-List] Electronic Ignition
Wes Gardner via Public-List
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Wed Oct 8 16:26:45 PDT 2014
The only direct experience I have is from when I built up my 1989 MasterCraft. It had the original 454 big block with points-style ignition also a big-ass Holley that, when cold, was sometimes a little bit hard starting. I bought a wizz-bang distributor with built-in coil pack that did wonders. However, with these electronic marvels come things sealed away from your eyes that tend to go up just as you're entering that tight spot..".you pays your money, you takes your chances".
On the wakeboat, what's the worst that could happen? Get towed back in from riding...
On an A30, hmmm.....
Can't really say that I'd recommend the switch out unless I could have a spare electronic module (at a reasonable cost)
My whole distributor was about $350 obviously a very different motor but the electrical side is similar...
Are the internals of your distributor good? Your coil? Your wiring to and from your ignition switch?
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> On Oct 8, 2014, at 5:01 PM, Gordon Laco via Public-List <public-list at lists.alberg30.org> wrote:
> I'm no expert on engines, but I've been told by the people who work on mine
> that electronic ignition never needs adjusting... But when it goes it goes
> suddenly and it's dead.
> Points may require adjustment and periodical replacement...but when they go
> they usually go slowly with a half life during which time you know you've
> got trouble brewing.
> Surprise has points which I have replaced every couple of years. They cost
> just a few dollars (there's an automotive product number for them on
> George's website) and it's easy to do.
> Does anyone have real experience?
> #426 Surprise
> On 08/10/14 4:51 PM, "Bill Newman via Public-List"
> <public-list at lists.alberg30.org> wrote:
>> I have been looking at electronic igition for my old style Alberg engine and
>> will appreciate any comments on the advantages and/or disadvantages of making
>> this change. For example is it more reliable and what do you do if it fails?
>> Bill Newman
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