View Full Version : Electronic Ignition/Coil Question

08-10-2011, 10:37 AM
My 87PS 351 indmar has Mallory UNILITE EI butit also has a coil that specifies a resistor. From my reading am I to understand that I can/should get a new coil that does not require a resistor and thne remove it from the system?

Pics of what I have now


If I do this are there any issues I might need to look for?

08-10-2011, 12:59 PM
Although I am not familiar with that particular distributor, I think your assumptions are correct. With my electronic ignition upgrade in a mallory (hot-spark.com) I just bypassed the resistor and ran a wire straight from the existing coil. Others on this site have done the same, but different electronic ignition kits have different requirements regarding the resistor...

08-10-2011, 04:35 PM
Go to napa and get coil #Ic64sb.. Like 20.00 This is the coil i have on my boat bypassing the resistor. It was recommended by a fellow member here. Says right on the box no external resistor needed. Its the coil that requires the resistor not the ignition. The reason for a resistor is to drop the actual voltage the coil sees to keep it running cooler.

08-10-2011, 04:59 PM
'preciate it I'll check with NAPA after work