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Old 01-06-2010, 06:38 PM
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Thanks Ski-Me, Looks great the way you have it. For the work I need to I will need to get it alittle bit more stabe. I have got the blocks to put it on. I was going to get it up yesterday but other things came up.
I did go to are local paint store and get some heavy duty rubbing compound for the polishing of the boat. and try to bring it back to life. I also did get intouch with the guy that I am going to have do my skins. we are working on a price now to see what it will run to get them done. I will keep you all posted.
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Old 01-08-2010, 05:36 PM
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Any of you guys have a breakerless points on your 351 W? I was wondering if I should change my coil to a stronger one from the points coil that came with it to the high energy one? If so what is the best one to put on the motor??
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Old 01-08-2010, 05:44 PM
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Any of you guys have a breakerless points on your 351 W? I was wondering if I should change my coil to a stronger one from the points coil that came with it to the high energy one? If so what is the best one to put on the motor??
I installed the Pertronix system on mine. I went with the stock coil at first but it got really hot.
Then I installed the Pertronix coil. It still gets a little hot but it works fine.
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Old 01-08-2010, 05:49 PM
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Thank's TPH, If mine is going to get really hot I dont want that. I will get a new coil and less problems and keep it running so I will not be stranded out on the lake.
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Old 01-08-2010, 07:15 PM
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I converted my 351 points system to a electronic ignition it was easy to do and I wont have to worry with points and you can use the same coil unless you are looking for high volts.
One time I had a points distributor in a small block Chevy and it was a headache. I searched around and this was the best deal I could find I don't know if it will work for you.
Here is where I got mine;
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00027H1I0/...SIN=B00027H1I0
Sorry I don't know how to shorten a link on here.
Hope it helps
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Old 01-08-2010, 07:17 PM
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BTW great looking project can't wait to see that thing shine!
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Old 01-09-2010, 02:29 AM
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Thank's TPH, If mine is going to get really hot I dont want that. I will get a new coil and less problems and keep it running so I will not be stranded out on the lake.
The points systems generally run around 18,000 - 20,000 volts and the electronic ignitions are about double that. If you upgrade the coil you should also switch to some 7mm or 8mm wires, and typically the instructions that come with the electronic ign will suggest a change in spark plug. With all this done, you can play with a little additional timing advance, just don't go too far and wind up with starting problems.
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Old 01-09-2010, 02:52 PM
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Great to see an LTD be restored. As some of you may remember we had one here last year. There was ALOT of confusion as to what year vinatge the boat was because of 2 hulls being produced at the same time. The one that was here was in a little better shape than this one.

Personally instead of the motor being painted that CRUSADER BLUE I would put it back to PCM original Silver/Gray


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Old 01-09-2010, 03:31 PM
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Is there any paint code I get to have it mixed or can I get it in a pint to put it back to the original color? I would be willing to paint it back to the right color. The motor is still out and wouldnt take much to spray it.
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Old 01-11-2010, 04:36 PM
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Is there any paint code I get to have it mixed or can I get it in a pint to put it back to the original color? I would be willing to paint it back to the right color. The motor is still out and wouldnt take much to spray it.

PCM has the paint made for them in SPRAY CANS

Anyone who is a PCM dealer can get it for you

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