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Old 07-09-2013, 11:39 AM
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Delta Mark 10 / 10B

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Does anyone have any first hand experience with Delta Mk 10 or 10B ignition setups? Are there any pitfalls, or compatibility issues we need to be wary of? Im assuming a points distributor and standard output coil are required?

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Ahh, the Delta 'buzz box'... Good units when they first came out but now the MSD 6 series have surpassed them in performance. Now mostly seen in period correct restorations.

IIRC they used the original coil- at least I don't recall them supplying a different coil. I'd recommend starting out w/a fresh set of points. That way they'll basically last forever if the protective coating is thoroughly removed from the points w/a solvent like acetone or lacquer thinner. The points cam should be smooth and lightly lubed so the wear block lasts. Obviously the distributor bushings and advance mechanism needs to be in good working order. I'd check/correct the end play while you're at it.
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Hm. Interesting. Might be worth having if this guy is for some reason against a Pertronix conversion, or using the Mopar DIY conversion (for like 1/10th the cost of the Pertronix).

I think I remember seeing an advert for Baldwin Motion PHASE III cars having these gizmo's.
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I had the Delta and Healthkit version of Mark 10B for over 30 years. It can put out 40,000 volts using a stock coil. The points did not ware out, but rubbing block did, and lasted more then a year as long the block was lubed. I replace the Mark 10B with an MSD 6A and distributor with mag pickup. Good set of points are getting hard to get.
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Good set of points are getting hard to get.
True! And expensive!! Rock has the ubiquitous AC Delco P/N D118 "uniset" points/condenser for ~$34.00!!! Easy to install, weak spring, though. Could bounce/float at high rpm. I always preferred the separate condenser type (~$20 points only, + $10-$15 for condenser). Saw Delco D1007 uniset for >$10 on eBay. These have the clip-on wire terminal.


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Thats like building a 6-figure show car for a $12 plastic trophy. By the time you replace the P&C 3 times, you've paid for a Pertronix/Crane etc etc under-cap retro-fit. I bet if you bought the mopar parts and modified your dizzy, tightened up any wobble etc, it's probably a LOT cheaper than the Pertronix kit. Although I like the Pertronix canister-type coil.
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