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Old 09-20-2018, 05:38 PM
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Have you confirmed a no spark condition?
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Old 09-20-2018, 06:29 PM
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Old 09-20-2018, 07:08 PM
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HaHa!

I decided that it's beyond my capabilities, took it to my boat guy. He's swamped with winterizing lesser boats that are not still used for skiing, promised to try and get it back to me by the weekend.
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Old 09-21-2018, 10:04 AM
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Out of curiosity for future testing purposes. If the manufacturer says 10V is within spec and the op is measuring that key on engine off, then when he is cranking he is likely getting around 8v. Will that still be sufficient for this module to run?
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Old 09-21-2018, 10:30 AM
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Out of curiosity for future testing purposes. If the manufacturer says 10V is within spec and the op is measuring that key on engine off, then when he is cranking he is likely getting around 8v. Will that still be sufficient for this module to run?
So I always suggest owning a HEI tester https://www.amazon.com/GearWrench-Ig.../dp/B0002STSBC

There are occasions that if you put a timing light you'll get a flash and if you put a spark plug you'll get a spark. But if you really want to know if the spark is adequate get one of these - they have sort of a calibrated gap that ensures you are getting good hot voltage before they go off.
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Old 09-21-2018, 02:34 PM
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Word from the shop is that they had to order a "module" for the ignition; I'm not sure what that means, I didn't speak to the mechanic directly. So it IS a no spark/distributor problem. I may or may not be on the water this weekend.
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Old 09-21-2018, 03:31 PM
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google GM Ignition control module.
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Old 09-21-2018, 03:46 PM
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Word from the shop is that they had to order a "module" for the ignition; I'm not sure what that means, I didn't speak to the mechanic directly. So it IS a no spark/distributor problem. I may or may not be on the water this weekend.
Electronic Ignition module. Like the one I posted a photograph (or it should be).

Make sure they use the right one.

You could have done this in 15 minutes or less, no labor charge.

I have no idea why folks are discussing anything outside of the EI on your 92 carbureted Ford engine.

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Old 09-21-2018, 03:51 PM
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If you have the original electronic ignition module, it could have died. Mine did and I replaced it along with an upgraded coil. Mike suggested kill switch-mine died and I bypassed it or as you suspect anything else related to spark during ignition. Good luck! Hopefully a quick/simple fix.
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Electronic Ignition module. Like the one I posted a photograph (or it should be).

Make sure they use the right one.

You could have done this in 15 minutes or less, no labor charge.

I have no idea why folks are discussing anything outside of the EI on your 92 carbureted Ford engine.

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Old 09-24-2018, 10:30 AM
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I'm pretty sure my mechanic ordered a new Pertronix Ignitor ignition module for me. Because he's so busy winterizing, I asked if I could have the part and install it myself, figuring it's a plug-and-play. I was hoping to save him some time.

He said that installation requires resetting of timing and dwell. (?) I know that the timing is dead-on at 10' BTDC, and I thought that the module takes care of dwell. Anyone know about this? I was unable to find useful information from Summit or Pertronix.
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