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.
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.
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.
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.