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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Just wanted to put in a kudo f

Just wanted to put in a kudo for Mr McGee and the folks at Mallory Ignition tech support. While adapting their V-8 Unilite distributor to the 3.2, I needed the advance rotation changed (lh to rh). No problem - just mail it to them and they return it not only with the new correct rh advance installed, but curved anyway I want it.
It's terrific to see a major 'volume' manufacturer treat a one off application with such interest. They even answer email same day!
Just like to report on good experience.
best,
rt
 
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Did you machine the dist. your

Did you machine the dist. yourself like that? Nice to hear about good cust. support.
 
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That's stock - what it loo

That's stock - what it looks like right out of the box for about $200 (less than the price of 1 Marelli OEM cap). Pretty cool, huh? That's for a flathead V-8 Ford, but has totally adjustable advance (more advance down low and total) and optical triggering with inexpensive reliable parts. I had Norwood turn up a drive dog and an adapter plate and bye-by Marelli.

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rt
 
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That is nice. I like that a l

That is nice. I like that a lot. Keep us posted on that and how it works for 308s too. How do you set the advance, mechanical? Do you need to change the springs? Any info would be apprecaited. Thanks.
 
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Discussion Starter · #5 ·
Total advance is set by a sets

Total advance is set by a setscrew, and there is a kit with springs for many preset advance curve options with explanations. Very well thought out where even I can do it. Bulletproof.
http://www.centuryperformance.com/mallory/techfiles/MA1367_YH_YT_AdvCrvKit.pdf

Interestingly, the whole conversion with the Mallory is about 1/2 of the usual Norwood single distributor conversion.
Will be interesting to see the throttle response with more advance earlier.
Will post dyno results in about 3 weeks if anyone is interested.
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rt
 
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Discussion Starter · #7 ·
Too cool Russ!
I have been ru


Too cool Russ!
I have been running a Mallory Unilite on my Chevy small block for years. NEVER skips a beat.
What is the part number for that distributor in the picture?
DJ
 
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Discussion Starter · #8 ·
Russ,
That sure is a slick se


Russ,
That sure is a slick set-up. Being able to easily adjust the advance curve will be a big plus with your engine tunng. Best of luck!

Regards,
David
 
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Discussion Starter · #9 ·
DJ,David
Thanks - yet another


DJ,David
Thanks - yet another learning experience!
This is the Unilite distributor for a 32 - 41 flathead V-8 Ford, part 3772101 - $250
http://www.centuryperformance.com/detail.asp?product_id=MAL-3772101

MSD has just come out with one as well I saw last week. Kermit is adapting a crane chevy small block HEI distributor with a built in coil and adjustable advance. Two wires: power in and tach out. I have a photo at home - amazing.

DJ
Do you run MSD on your small block Mallory?

thanks
rt
 
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Discussion Starter · #10 ·
My small block is only mildly

My small block is only mildly built up with a 270 degree duration Comp Cam, 10.25:1 compression, small chamber heads etc.........

I am using the Mallory coil recommended for the Unilite set up. Nothing special really. Looks quite standard. Doesn't skip a beat up to 6500 RPM.

Just a side note. I am using twin Crane XR700 boxes on my 308 with stock coils and have no problems with missing or sputtering up to 7000 RPM.

I am also using a Crane XR3000 with an HEI coil on my 240Z. No misses there either.


DJ
 
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Just so you know -
the compl


Just so you know -
the complete bill from Mallory, the original manufacturer, to swap the advance rotation was $21 bucks. And they turned it in ONE DAY.

Incredible to someone like me who is used to Ferrari price structure.
 
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Thanks for your research Russ.

Thanks for your research Russ. I will keep this thread handy for the future.
DJ
 
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