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07-20-2005, 07:48 AM
I am looking to replace the spark plug wires on a 84 Master Craft with a 351W. The wires currently on the boat are non-resistor. Should I just go to an auto parts store and ask for normal wires for a 351W (which will probably be resistor wires) or is there a place to go to get exactly what came on the boat?
Where can I find what point and plug gap should be used for this boat?

Thanks for your help. You may be saving a beautiful boat from the pitiful ignorance of a bumbling shade tree mechanic.

07-20-2005, 07:52 AM

87MC Dave
07-20-2005, 10:19 AM
Plug gap is .035" on my 87 and I think it is the same engine as yours. Not sure about the point gap.

east tx skier
07-20-2005, 10:51 AM
The OEM wires were Taylor 8mm. While that's not what skidim stocks, you can still get them. If anyone has a source and a part #, this would be a good time to post it.

07-20-2005, 03:44 PM
Thanks for the info. I will order the wires today.
0.035” gap sounds right be because that is what I use on the 351W in my Mustang. I wanted to check because I do not know much about boats.
I set the points at 0.020” because that is also what my Mustang calls for. I switched the Mustang over to electronic ignition long ago, but don’t tell my Mustang buddies.