distributor replacement M360

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TADTOOMUCH
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distributor replacement M360

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Has anyone replaced their distributors on the M360 engines? What had to be done with wiring as far as the ballast resistor or any other ignition components?
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That would depend on the system your installing. And are you replacing points or factory electronic? I asume factor electronic?
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Yes I was planning to replace the distributor in the factory electronic ignition package. Just curious on what or if I need to bypass in the old electronic system and how to do it. I was planning to install a pertronix distributor D241800 or D241801 with flamethrower 40111 coil

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Boat Name: A TAD TOO MUCH
Model: 1978 F-32 Sedan Cruiser
Engines: Twin Chry 360's 666 hrs original engines

2013 Mercury 300 Ocean Runner 9.9hp Merc 4 stroke

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Yes stick with those distributors. We did our starboard engine in July. You can remove ballast resistor and ignition module. Clean up the wiring too. Check with beacon marine, they might have a use for those parts or any one else out there too. I'll do my port engine in spring. I did find less gas used on that starboard engine after change out. It starts quicker too. Any questions email me. Glad to help. By the way, good prices at summit racing and they are fast shippers for these parts.

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Re: distributor replacement M360

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So removing the ballast resistor did you have to install jumpers across the connectors or just unplug the connectors. What about removing the ignition module? Do you just unplug it or do you need to do some other wiring?
Boat Name: A TAD TOO MUCH
Model: 1978 F-32 Sedan Cruiser
Engines: Twin Chry 360's 666 hrs original engines

2013 Mercury 300 Ocean Runner 9.9hp Merc 4 stroke

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I did this on my engines. If you are going protronics you will have to replace the coil. The new wiring is simple. Just follow the protronics wiring. Be sure that the coil matches the module you are installing. you can remove any unused wires or tie them up
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I did this on my engines. If you are going protronics you will have to replace the coil. The new wiring is simple. Just follow the protronics wiring. Be sure that the coil matches the module you are installing. you can remove any unused wires or tie them up
1985 Mako 258 (One Owner)
1981 Trojan Tri Cabin

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