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87MC Dave
07-11-2005, 05:28 PM
I just changed over from points to an electronic ignition and now I am having a bit of studder in the idle. It was idling really smooth before I did the conversion. Checked the air gap the carb setting, but it still has just a little bit of studder in it. I haven't taken her out on the lake to see what she does under a load, but I ordered a new rotor, cap and coil (made for Elect. Ign). Any Ideas....

07-11-2005, 05:30 PM
Did you check the timing?

87MC Dave
07-11-2005, 05:34 PM
What should the timing be? does it get changed when you go to electronic?

07-11-2005, 05:36 PM
Depending on the make of your distributor it could change. If you do a search for a thread that Engine Nut started with all the specs for all the indmar engines that MC has ever used it will tell you. But I think it is 10 BTDC for the prestolite.

87MC Dave
07-11-2005, 05:40 PM
It is a prestolite so I guess I should check it to make sure it didn't move during the change over