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  • Ignition coil 1990 PS190

    I need to replace ignition coil. Does anyone know of a way to cross reference ignition coils to standard automotive types for that era? Boat has a Ford 351 in it, I think the MS p/n is 80929700. Thank you in advance.

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    I have the same boat, I will look when I get home.
    Originally posted by ramzak
    ..... Its not the early 90's anymore! NOBODY Skis anymore!
    ...I ski

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    • #3
      Originally posted by George Lyon View Post
      I need to replace ignition coil. Does anyone know of a way to cross reference ignition coils to standard automotive types for that era? Boat has a Ford 351 in it, I think the MS p/n is 80929700. Thank you in advance.
      Take it off and go to any parts store. They should have it in stock. Is it round cylinder shaped about six inches long?

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      • #4
        Did you ever find out which coil?
        2003 X9
        350 MCX
        Zero Flex Tower

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        • #5
          I have a question since we are on coils. My existing coil did NOT have the external resistor. I went on SkiDim and ordered replacement. When I get it, it has "Do not use without external resistor" stamped on it. Sounds like I just ordered the wrong one. What's the fallout from running it without the resistor? Should I just re-order one that CAN be used without the resistor? Thoughts?

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          • #6
            If you don't have a ballast resistor or a coil with the correct resistance you will burn your points or possibly damage your electronic ignition depending upon its design. I have a Pertronix Ignitor II and a Flamethrower II coil with 0.6 ohm resistance and no ballast resistor. You could also run a standard coil and a ballast resistor with this.


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            • #7
              That's what I was afraid of. Thanks. Sounds like I need to get the right one before I go any further. Much appreciated.

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              • #8
                After mrmastercraft recommended the Ignitor II, I had to try it. A 30 minute install and it was ready for a wet run. I dropped her in the water to tweak the timing and the results were totally unbelievable. I hadn't installed the Flamethrower yet and I was flabbergasted at the improvement in the '89 351 performance. I was afraid the engine and transmission were going to take off on their own. I couldn't stay in the throttle from fear of the engine performing too well. I need to find a chance to install the Flamethrower. I may try to find a test pilot.
                Thanks for the recommendation you guys.

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                • #9
                  That's great to hear Teakind. I went ahead and took the plunge with a complete overhaul. I ordered the Pertronix Ignitor II and a Flamethrower II coil (along with new cap and rotor) as mrmastercraft recommended above. I had an original Prestolite system in before ('91). They are actually supposed to come in today. Hopefully i have time this week to install. I'll post updates when I do.

                  I'll tell you though, my 240SC (454 Indmar) already ran great, so if this upgrade does what you are saying, I'm in for a great ride.

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                  • #10
                    I have a Prestolite EI distributor (looks like this http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/...ad.php?t=11374). Where would the ballast resistor be located and what does it look like? I thought I had Points but when to replace and found that it was an EI conversion.
                    2003 X9
                    350 MCX
                    Zero Flex Tower

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                    • #11
                      behind the ignition coil mounted to the engine itself
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                      it'll look similar to this
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                      Last edited by Spork; 06-13-2016, 04:54 PM.
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                      a spoon-shaped eating utensil with short tines at the tip

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                      • #12
                        REVIVING AN OLD DEAD THREAD:

                        I changed out my coil pack this weekend. All of the wires are on one side of the resistor. My new coil pack is for using without a resistor but the old coil pack said for use with a resistor. I have EI so I thought the coil pack should have been changed as well. It was the original that came on the boat as far as I know.

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