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Old 09-20-2009, 06:23 PM
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Distributor for Chevy 307

Im currently building up a 307 Chevy with a mild cam, 416 cast 305 heads and an edelbrock intake. I happened to be on craigslist and found a Mallory Unlite distributor that this guy had on his 406 sbc. He only want's $100 for it and I was thinking about getting it. Do you guys think this would be worth picking up for being as cheap as it is? Would it even work with my application?


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MOST Unilite Mallory's being sold have a bad light source. SO, make sure you get a gaurantee that the thing works. If it does work, it will be an excellant distrib for your application. (keep a spare LED in the glove box)
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Thanks for the reply...yeah im thinking that is prob something that is wrong with it (probably one of many things considering its only $100). I was searching for replacement LED's but couldn't find any on summit or jegs. I know a decent amount about engines themselves, but some of this electrical stuff is new to me. Do you have any suggestions as to where I could find a replacement one if i decided to pick this distributor up?
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Mallory refers to the LED as a "module", and they are very finicky as to voltage and amperage, and seem to blow out if you look at them wrong. From a long time racers stand point, the Unilite is a POS, the basic distributor body, shaft, gear, and advance are good pieces and if you could pick one up at a yard sale for $20 I'd say get it and add a Pertronix Ignitor magnetic trigger conversion, then you'd have a reliable piece. $100, NO WAY- a new ready to run performance HEI is only $20 more and foolproof.
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