Has anyone successfully converted their vintage 454's to electronic distributors?
I am finding I need to clean the green corrosion often from inside the distributors.
I'd like to simplify if possible
Any help would be appreciated
If the distributor is getting corrosion inside then it isn't sealed properly. Are you using automotive parts to save money? A marine cap will come with a gasket to seal it. Back when I had gas engines I used to spray everything inside the cap (and I mean EVERYTHING including the cap) with Corrosion X. Once I did that I stopped having problems.
Just original parts or old parts I think.
I bought the boat with them.
Good point on the CorrosionX. Love the stuff, but a fresh set of eyes is often the best advice
I've converted from points to electronic ignition several times. Mercruiser Thunderbolt (expensive but can purchase used off ebay); Mallory (cheapest and easiest) and MSD. I liked the MSD the best for performance but all things considered would stick with the Thunderbolt. If you do go Thunderbolt make sure you get the right part number for the ignition amplifier as the advance curves differ by engine and horsepower.