My boat has a 455 olds, still running points. As far as I can tell, the distributor is a stock (car not marine) delco single point distributor. I havent run the boat this way (boat is new to me). I was considering converting to the (new) Pertronix Ignitor III, which has built in rev control and has multiple spark thru redline. Sounds like an upgrade over points anyway. Since the pertronix has no way to set off a spark in the distributor body/cap, is it still necessary for me to find a (marine) distributor body to convert over? Or will it be ok to run the automotive since the pertronix is all electronic/magnetic pickup and really cant spark?
My budget is more along the lines of pertronix conversion rather than full blown MSD setup.