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post #8 of Old 04-20-2019
MastUndSchotbruch
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Re: points condenser dist. cap rotor

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Originally Posted by SloopJonB View Post
Points, condenser and rotor $50 - every year.

Electronic conversion $112 - once.

It's generally referred to as a no brainer.

Mast is right - if your friend can't afford $60 for the difference then he can't afford a boat big enough to have an inboard.
Well, I haven't changed either points, condenser or rotor in the last 15+ years. I had to replace the coil (of unknown age), though, but my understanding is that this has nothing to do with electronic vs. traditional ignition. And I thought that one needs a cap even with electronic condition. Am I wrong?

I have nothing against electronic ignition and I may change to it at some point but I am impressed how the simple, early 1900s technology works
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