View Full Version : what electronic ignition do you reccomend???

08-03-2010, 06:48 AM
I want to convert my 1988 prostar with a prestolite distributor 351 to electronic ignition. What would you reccomend for a kit??

08-03-2010, 08:37 AM
I had good results with the hot spark kit. Measure your distributor cam first to make sure you get the right one though.



08-03-2010, 08:56 AM
Give Discount Inboard Marine (or your competent local dealer) and get the one they recommend. If you have any problems at all during installation, give them a call and they will help you out.

I installed this one (http://skidim.com/prodinfo.asp?number=RP173071) over 15 years ago and have had zero problems.

08-03-2010, 01:45 PM
I put in the Hot spark conversion and a new coil from them. I haven't noticed a difference between it and points. The price was right and it seems fine so far. I have had carb issues which I just resolved.

Hot Spark's Customer service sucks, that is it's non existent. The instructions were pretty easy and complete, took me about 2 hours, probably could have done it faster but, took my time. Tried to contact them without success.

Time will tell if there is a difference.