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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?
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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?
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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/...structions_comp_s-s_distributor_32_series.pdf
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 
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