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Old 03-14-2003, 08:03 PM
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Lightbulb mallory dual point dist.

any feedback on them,, good or bad, i found one, nib, for cheap. was wondering if I ought to snag it or hold out for a pointless dist., oh yeah, im there.

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Old 03-14-2003, 11:38 PM
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I had one and never installed it, wait for electronic, do you really want to set dual points?

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Old 03-15-2003, 08:58 AM
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yeah, I hate setting a set of points, but 50$ us for a NIB distributor......thanks
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The bad thing about Mallory stuff......the module kind especially ...... is the lack of parts support. Nobody but nobody has any pieces for them except Jegs or Summit. I ran Mallory for years but had to carry spares everywhere I went.

I have a Pertronix in the 40 Ford now. It is easy to convert back IF you have a problem. Yes, I have the points and condenser (old stuff I took off) in the glovebox.



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modules? he said dual point. you wont need parts for them and you can only run one set of points if you want to. a safety feature for points 4x4's. fry a set in the middle of nowhere, presto! new set already in there.
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Well you're looking at Dual-point distributors here. Ran dual-points for years, always was satisfied. Now I have since replaced the dual-point with a Mallory Unilite in my 302 and love it but I would still run a good working dual-point if needed. I also have never found setting them up to be too difficult. Just stick a piece of matchbook cover in one set to dissable them while you set the other points, then switch and do the same to set the other points. I wrote an article for setting dual-points in the Knowledge Base engine section if it's still there.

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By the way the matchbook cover dissabling one set of points is so you can use a dwell meter to fine tune each set individually. Here is what I originally wrote for the Knowledge Base Installing a Dual-Point.
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Alternative is to install Chrysler electronic components in ANY points distributor. Can keep the vintage look and get up to date tech. Probably the same result as a Petronix for much less money, ubiquitous repair parts. I am in the process of doing a photo session on a Chevy 235 6 cylinder distributor I am converting and will make the pics available to board members when done. Same procedure applies to V-8s and 4s. VERY easy to do and very cheap if you get junk yard parts!
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thanks everone. DMorris, I've read that, even did it before I posted the thread Willys36, I am really interested in what your doing. especially if its cheap and works. lets see that article......
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