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Old 08-31-2005, 08:34 AM
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need help wiring up mallory unilite

hey guys, well i am trin to get my v8 rx7 project goin, but i am not getting any spark out of this thing. and i think it is mainly because i dont have my wires wired right. so i am askin for help. on the mallory dist, there are three wires: red, green, and brown. i think i know what each does but dont know where to hook them up. like i know green is tach, red is my power wire that goes through the ballast resistor, and brown is a ground that goes to the negative side of the coil?!? i am just not certain. and i guess the main thing i need to know is on the coil, there are two prongs, a positive and negative. which side do i run a wire from the coil to the ballast resisitor? i would really apprecaite any and all help. thanks alot

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I'm hooking up the same distributor, and have wired it this way.
The red wire from the distributor goes to a 12 volt power source. I used the incoming side of the ballast resistor. The other side of the ballast resistor goes to the positive side of the coil. The green wire from the dist gets connected to the negative side of the coil. (This is where my Tach is connected). The brown wire is for a chassis ground.
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thanks alot man, like right after i posted this, i finally found mallories website, but i am still not gettin spark. i need to check to see if the coil is bad or not. and i guess if it is good, then the dist went out. so i quess i will just have to save money to get a msd unit. but thanks again and ayone have any thoughts why i am not getting spark?
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thanks alot man, like right after i posted this, i finally found mallories website, but i am still not gettin spark. i need to check to see if the coil is bad or not. and i guess if it is good, then the dist went out. so i quess i will just have to save money to get a msd unit. but thanks again and ayone have any thoughts why i am not getting spark?
Doc here,

If the coil is good...Test the Dizzyy module...(Or buy a new one, I think this is a factory only test, so you'd have to mail it back..) Before you buy the whole unit...It could be that or the magnetic pickup gone south, but most common as you said is the coil...

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well i swapped out the coil today, and nothing, no change... so when i pulled off the cap and rotor, i saw that there look like there are two lil light bulbs down inside there. are these light bulbs supposed to blink or something when i am turning the motor over? is there any easy way to test the dist? thanks alot
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Doc here,

Is this simular as to the inner's The MAL 609 module (not the whole dizzy)to what you have?


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i am pretty sure it is just like that... it is a magnetic drive distributor, so i guess it is like that
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Doc here,

OK the part I am referring to as may be bad is the MAL 609...module...It is a "simulated points set" or an magnetic pick up that magnetically counts the lobes as it passes by opening and closing a switch..(crude description..but you get the idea..)

This may be bad..must be tested by Mallory Or you could test it yourself If you have and can use an ohm meter...

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yea i know how to use an ohm meter, would you mind showin me a website, or if you dont mind a quick description on how to do it? thanks alot
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Doc here,

Go here and click on the Distributor Components, then M.B.I. testing.. troubleshoot procedure...

http://www.centuryperformance.com/ma...allorytech.asp

Should get ya going...

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