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does anybody know of corresponding points etc. for atomic 4 with delco ignition system
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Re: points condenser dist. cap rotor

Have you tried Moyer Marine?
https://moyermarine.com/

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Re: points condenser dist. cap rotor

Forget it and get the electronic conversion kit from Moyer or Indigo.

I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.
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Re: points condenser dist. cap rotor

thanks for reply but not my boat I am helping a friend he does not want to spend that much money
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thanks for reply but not my boat I am helping a friend he does not want to spend that much money
Originals from Moyer cost about 30.- for points AND condenser. I don't want to sound snobbish but if that is more money that he wants to spend for a rather critical item, there is a good chance he will not be a happy boater.
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Re: points condenser dist. cap rotor

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.

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Re: points condenser dist. cap rotor

Points, thats a classic. I once had a '74 911 Porsche with points, cap, and rotor. I fussed with that for one tune-up and did the conversion. Pretty much set and forget. Had to replace the cap still. But so what.
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Re: points condenser dist. cap rotor

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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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Re: points condenser dist. cap rotor

wow the Indigo ignition is $250.00 my friend is 87 years old and money is tight in the very near future he will be selling the boat as it has become a burden for him so we are just trying to get it running. At the same time I have finished eating all my Peeps and chocolate eggs racking my brain trying to figure out how to get the old fuel out of the tank. There is a line that comes to the fuel filter if I disconnect that line and vent the tank by removing the fuel fill cap would it drain the tank? I disconnected the small line going to the carb and the gas was brown so it has to go. Any other ideas would be appreciated. Also points condenser new distributor cap and rotor are $36 bucks. The boat is a 36 ft. Erickson 1973
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Re: points condenser dist. cap rotor

Is it possible that the ignition is okay if you feed some decent fuel in there...perhaps that issue should be resolved first.
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