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DH9441
07-09-2012, 10:30 AM
I ordered the 4125 BREAKERLESS IGN KIT PERTRONIX (MALLORY) below. I just got a call from Skidim stating that may not work with 1985 M/C SS. or it may be an 84 351W.

Can someone confirm what I need here? TY-




41215 BREAKERLESS IGN KIT PERTRONIX (MALLORY)
For Use With Mallory YL/HP 25/26, YL/DP 31/32
*Will Not Work With YL670, YL411*
$99.95

OR

110410 IGNITOR II, CLIP DOWN
Pertronix "Ignitor II" Electronic Ignition conversion kit for the Prestolite clip down cap distributor thru 1986. The cap has clips with screws at the base.
Pertronix recommends using the "Flame Thrower II" coil Item #110510 with this kit (Eliminates the need of external resistance).
$141.90

thatsmrmastercraft
07-09-2012, 10:37 AM
Enter your distributor number Here (http://www.pertronix.com/support/ignitor-kit/default.aspx) to get the correct Pertronix part number.

DH9441
07-09-2012, 10:40 AM
Thx but I have no clue where to locate that #.

thatsmrmastercraft
07-09-2012, 10:43 AM
It is on an aluminum tag on the outside of the distributor.

thatsmrmastercraft
07-09-2012, 10:45 AM
Should look something like this

03geetee
07-09-2012, 12:00 PM
Easiest way is if you just post what your distributor cap looks like, I am betting its just like Peter's which is the prestolite clip down type which requires the 141.00 unit.

Let us know or just run the number like Peter mentioned.

JTR

thatsmrmastercraft
07-09-2012, 12:49 PM
Easiest way is if you just post what your distributor cap looks like, I am betting its just like Peter's which is the prestolite clip down type which requires the 141.00 unit.

Let us know or just run the number like Peter mentioned.

JTR

That's not actually a pic of my dist. Mine uses the older style and didn't want to muddy the waters any further than they are now. Can't go wrong with putting in the dist #.

03geetee
07-09-2012, 02:40 PM
That's not actually a pic of my dist. Mine uses the older style and didn't want to muddy the waters any further than they are now. Can't go wrong with putting in the dist #.

Gotcha I am betting his is the clip to down unit with the two screws to hold the clips in place like mine. Hopefully he gets it straightened out so he can order the right one.

JTR

thatsmrmastercraft
07-09-2012, 02:46 PM
Gotcha I am betting his is the clip to down unit with the two screws to hold the clips in place like mine. Hopefully he gets it straightened out so he can order the right one.

JTR

99% of us use one of two Pertronix part numbers depending upon a clip or screw type cap, but MC did some unusual things from time to time. All you have to do is assume something, and - well, you know how this ends.:rolleyes:

DH9441
07-09-2012, 05:15 PM
Yeah, mine defiantly has the clip with two screws holding it down. Actually I thought this would be so common that it would be an easy answer. However, nothing is truly ever easy…. 

thatsmrmastercraft
07-09-2012, 05:41 PM
The big difference is whether the dist cap has the screws molded into it or it uses some sort of clip - as there were several versions. That is why I like the ability to input the dist number and get the correct part number. I may know someone who ordered the wrong Pertronix kit for his MC.:rolleyes:

DH9441
07-10-2012, 08:04 PM
Yup, I know what you mean. I got the # off the distributor. Turns out I need the IGNITOR II, CLIP DOWN for my boat. I sure am glad Skidim called me to let me know I may have ordered the wrong one. Once it recieve then install the kit this boat should run as good as it ever will. It has new plugs, wires, cap, rotor. So "we see".

Oh and I need to install a new damper plate asap..... I don't even want to talk about that. :-(

thatsmrmastercraft
07-10-2012, 08:07 PM
Installation is a breeze. Remember you may have to adjust timing once the new ignition is in place.

Lakeview
07-11-2012, 01:52 PM
I converted to an electronic module on my '85 Ski Nautique,and my '90 Prostar has the factory "prestolite" factory module.I experienced issues with both.If your dead set on going the electronic route-spend the extra $$ and get a Mallory electronic distributor-Quality and service available.As soon as the prostar module craps out,I'm going back to points and condenser-simple and functional.Good Luck.

thatsmrmastercraft
07-11-2012, 01:56 PM
Pertronix ignition systems have a 30 month warranty. Anyone on here taken them up on this?

ctjahn
07-11-2012, 08:29 PM
How often have you left your ign on for a long time without it running for those with issues with the pertronix? I have run one in the racecar for over 5 years without issues (knock on wood); EXCEPT when I forgot to shut it off...

cj

mcparadise
07-11-2012, 08:40 PM
Ditto on the prestolite module crapping out, and then I went with the Mallory YLM series and so far smooth sailing. Didn't know about the warrenty...drats.