adding vacuum advance to mallory comp s/s - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Electrical
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 02-02-2013, 04:34 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 17
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
adding vacuum advance to mallory comp s/s

hey guys new member. I have a mallory series 32 comp s\s dizzy in my sbc. I bought it when I was alot younger and got fooled into thinking vacuum advance was worthless, well now I want it. I looked and mallory make an add on kit, I looked and could not find directions on how to install, so I called mallory and they told me only they can install vacuum on it. Plus they wouldn't give a quote without first shipping the dizzy to them and then they tell me 4 to 6 week wait. I am thinking it cant be that hard to install the kit? Has anyone done it? walkthroughs? Or will I be the guinea pig?
thanks

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 02-03-2013, 11:14 AM
cobalt327's Avatar
WFO
 
Last wiki edit: Intake manifold
Last journal entry: 1980 Malibu Wagon
Last photo:
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Atlanta
Age: 59
Posts: 5,037
Wiki Edits: 1616

Thanks: 128
Thanked 597 Times in 546 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by nova68 View Post
hey guys new member. I have a mallory series 32 comp s\s dizzy in my sbc. I bought it when I was alot younger and got fooled into thinking vacuum advance was worthless, well now I want it. I looked and mallory make an add on kit, I looked and could not find directions on how to install, so I called mallory and they told me only they can install vacuum on it. Plus they wouldn't give a quote without first shipping the dizzy to them and then they tell me 4 to 6 week wait. I am thinking it cant be that hard to install the kit? Has anyone done it? walkthroughs? Or will I be the guinea pig?
thanks
You can do it. Use Mallory p/n 29332 and follow the instructions.

You might want to look over the instructions for tuning the advance curve as well: http://prestoliteweb.com/Portals/0/d..._32_series.pdf
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 02-03-2013, 11:56 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 17
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I was told by mallory the kit doesnt come with instructions. If it is as simple as changing advance curve no prob. Just wanted to make sure It didnt need soldering or other parts to work before I take the dizzy all apart.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 02-03-2013, 12:55 PM
cobalt327's Avatar
WFO
 
Last wiki edit: Intake manifold
Last journal entry: 1980 Malibu Wagon
Last photo:
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Atlanta
Age: 59
Posts: 5,037
Wiki Edits: 1616

Thanks: 128
Thanked 597 Times in 546 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by nova68 View Post
I was told by mallory the kit doesnt come with instructions. If it is as simple as changing advance curve no prob. Just wanted to make sure It didnt need soldering or other parts to work before I take the dizzy all apart.
If it comes w/o instructions, either Mallory really dropped the ball or it's so simple they're not needed. But even if it was simple as I think it is, they should give a drawing or some kind of instructions.

In any event, using your intuition and the pdf instructions I linked to, you should still be fine. There's no soldering or electrical work involved- you'll basically be unlocking the advance plate and adding the vacuum advance can to the side of the dist. body. There may even be a video of it being installed on YouTube

I would suggest you remove the distributor to do the work.

Before removing the distributor, bring the engine up to TDC using the timing tab and the line on the damper. Mark the position of the distributor body to the engine and of the rotor to the body of the distributor. When at TDC, pay attention to whether the rotor is pointing to #1 or #6 terminal of the cap- it will be pointing to one or the other. When you reinstall the distributor, set it back in w/the rotor pointing the same way as you removed it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 02-03-2013, 01:31 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 17
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
yeah I was going to pull the dizzy. I am getting ready for cam swap anyway. I just assumed mallory wouldnt tell me they had to do it if it was as easy I thought it was(4 to 6 weeks is bull) I should have known when I called them anyway. They didn't know what I was talking about at first. Then I had to give them part numbers for everything, they didnt seem to want to help. Sucks some companies dont seem to care about customer service all they want is money.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 02-03-2013, 01:49 PM
cobalt327's Avatar
WFO
 
Last wiki edit: Intake manifold
Last journal entry: 1980 Malibu Wagon
Last photo:
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Atlanta
Age: 59
Posts: 5,037
Wiki Edits: 1616

Thanks: 128
Thanked 597 Times in 546 Posts
If there's any question in your mind as to whether you want to do it alone, just post back and we'll do it w/you.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Electrical posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
mallory comp 9000 distributor heddas68 Electrical 0 02-12-2012 05:26 PM
Opinions on ported of full vacuum for vacuum advance ? y2k600f4 Engine 15 10-07-2011 09:38 PM
Mallory Distributer Advance morenbd Electrical 6 01-23-2004 11:11 AM
Mallory Electronic Advance Computer (HELP...!) Bumpstick Electrical 2 10-26-2003 09:31 PM
ok to use same vacuum line for vacuum advance and tranny vacuum modulator? brian400ex Engine 4 02-19-2003 02:25 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:48 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.