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Old 06-15-2013, 08:10 PM
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Join Date: Dec 2004
Boat: MasterCraft
Location: Kingston,TN USA
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Originally Posted by MrMan View Post
My '90 TriStar, 351, old school ignition, would only crank, would not fire.

I replaced coil- no change. Cleaned up rotor button, distributor and points- no change.

I replaced the points (set at .018) and condensor and it fired right up.

It all had like a white dust all over so I'm guessing humidity got to it? I dunno.

But man is my wife happy now!
When I used to run with points (before converting ignitions to electronic) I carried a piece of sandpaper with me for roughing up the glazed contacts when nothing else was available.....Used the wife's fingernail file a time or two.....

Convert when you can... good money spent....


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Originally Posted by Thrall View Post
..Some of you give a whole new meaning to the phrase "another @sshole with a Mastercraft."

RE: Thrall, Welcome to the club....

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