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Old 03-15-2018, 06:24 AM   #1
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Has anyone been able to obtain one of these? PN 271, month after month they say next month delivery. I paid over 6 mos. ago.

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Old 03-15-2018, 07:03 AM   #2
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All the regular MSD/Mallory vendors are showing it backordered until , March 30th at the earliest.
A Sierra 18-5397, from a boat store, can be used.
A lot of marine applications for the 4 cylinder distributor.
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We have used V8 caps on the 4 bangers with NO problems,...and this was on race cars.
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Trivia: For more modern Mallorys, you can get an 8 Cyl cap that fits perfectly & just use every other hole! Looks COOL!
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E bay shows a ton of them ready to ship........
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E bay shows a ton of them ready to ship........
All were back ordered to late Mar. or mid Apr. Can anyone verify the Sierra 18-5397 and where to obtain?

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All were back ordered to late Mar. or mid Apr. Can anyone verify the Sierra 18-5397 and where to obtain?

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All were back ordered to late Mar. or mid Apr. Can anyone verify the Sierra 18-5397 and where to obtain?

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https://www.amazon.com/Sierra-Intern.../dp/B002IV6DQY

Interchangeable with the following: Mallory 9-29418, OMC 985218
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Are rotors available?
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Thanks Guys, The Sierra 18-5397 marine did the trick. Box says replaces Mallory 271B which I would guess is for a boat. Only difference I can see is a thin "O" ring in the cap.

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Thanks Guys, The Sierra 18-5397 marine did the trick. Box says replaces Mallory 271B which I would guess is for a boat. Only difference I can see is a thin "O" ring in the cap.

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You came out ahead then ! That O ring is to prevent water from entering. Better quality item.
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