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andrew
Posted on Saturday, November 16, 2002 - 09:45 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

This came in from Ed Reilly:

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Hello, my name is Ed Reilly, I'm presently working on a

KERMATH INBOARD MARINE ENGINE
MODEL : SEA CUB : 4 CYL. FLAT HEAD : 25 HP
SERIAL #342547
MANUFACTURED BY KERMATH MANUFACTURING Co.
TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA.


Can anyone tell me what would be the approx year of manufacture of this engine ? I'm almost ready to have it running after a complete overhaul, but will have to wait till the spring of 03 in order to properly set it up for bench running. Would certainly appreciate any help on the history of this well designed engine. Fax : 905-720-3307 Oshawa, Ont. Canada.
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andrew
Posted on Wednesday, December 04, 2002 - 05:57 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Can anyone help Ed with this question...?

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Hello again Andrew, remember me, I purchased a Kermath Engine Manual from you.

I was wondering if you could assist me with an electrical wiring issue. As you know I'm converting the 6 volt system to 12 volt, I have purchased an ignition coil (12 Volt) which I'm told is suitable for my type of distributer with breaker points & condenser, but on the outside of the coil there is a warning to USE ONLY WITH PRIMARY RESISTANCE WIRE or EXTERNAL RESISTOR ? now does this mean I have to include a "Ballast Resister" on the inlet (+) side of the coil.

Hope you or your sources can help me with this one, would not want to have a major melt down on start-up.

Thank you for your assistance.

Ed Reilly, Oshawa, Ont. Canada.


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Nick Bettevy
Posted on Wednesday, December 04, 2002 - 07:50 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi, Ed. Yes, you should use a resistor on the + side of the coil. If you connect it to 12 volts without a resistor the coil will overheat after a period of running and the breaker points will not last very long either.
Nick
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Ed Reilly
Posted on Wednesday, December 04, 2002 - 11:37 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thank you Nick Bettevy, I will install a ballast resistor before the (+) connection on the coil
Ed Reilly
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Ed Reilly
Posted on Friday, December 06, 2002 - 08:54 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hello again Nick Bettevy, just want to confirm as my electric know how is not as good as my mechanical which is my line of work. Question : the ballast resistor goes in the line before the coil, & not between the coil & the distributor, is that correct? shadow-ed@sympatico.ca
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olarry
Posted on Friday, December 06, 2002 - 09:16 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

It goes between the switch and the coil.
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Ed Reilly
Posted on Friday, December 06, 2002 - 11:16 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Ok,gotcha, just want to be sure, I remember I had one of these resistors on a Dodge Charger I owned, the last of the gas guzzlers. Since I bought this coil, I've been wondering if I should have looked for a coil with a built in resistor, if this item exists ? at least it would have been one less part to install. Thanks. Ed
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olarry
Posted on Friday, December 06, 2002 - 12:58 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yes they make the coils with a built in resistor and it makes a quicker neater job.I save coils from junked cars and trucks so I have to buy the resistor.
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Ed Reilly
Posted on Friday, December 06, 2002 - 02:26 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks olarry, I have the coil & the resister, cost me close to $40.00 wish I had known about the coil with the resister built in, anyhow, I'll go along with what I have now & make the most of it, thanks for your help. Ed
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Glenbin
Posted on Sunday, May 16, 2004 - 12:29 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hello my name is Glenn Bingham and I was needing some info on an old Kermath marine marine engine. Serial # 461J47R1 mod.SEA JEEP.I'm looking for a service / shop manual and am in need of an original water pump. Any info would be greatly apreciated.

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