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Old 09-04-2019, 04:11 PM   #1
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Default Mallory Dual Point Distributor Condense

Maybe a question for Bubba, but I need to know what is the number for the proper condenser for a Mallory dual point distributor for a 49-53 Mercury flathead engine?
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Would be a napa number if you are using the vintage unit . Might see tub man here on the forum he makes the big brass ones. If its a later unit you would use a RR175 Napa unit.
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Default Re: Mallory Dual Point Distributor Condense

Bubba, in looking at the large, old, brass Mallory condensers I have seen the bottom stamped with different numbers, 28 or 36. Might that designate different microfarad values?
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Bubba, in looking at the large, old, brass Mallory condensers I have seen the bottom stamped with different numbers, 28 or 36. Might that designate different microfarad values?
Most have been.36 mfds , but i have a box full of cores i will check some of them and get back to ya?? Hadnt paid the numbers any attention. They are seldom defective even with cracks on the case . I paid a ton a few years ago for a box (carton) of nos never used ones, Every one of them was cracked , but all tested good....
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Default Re: Mallory Dual Point Distributor Condense

If you are interested, here's what I have. We are currently supplying .22 micro-farad units that work well with most ignition systems. Pre-war Ford ignition coils used .36 micro-farad condensers, but if they have been rebuilt to modern standards, the .22's work fine. Even with the original coils, these condensers are satisfactory, though point life may be shortened a bit. We currently have .33 micro-farad units in field test, and things look encouraging, but we do not want to release them until we have a substantial time under our belts. The .22 units have been out for over 3 years without a single reported failure. We supply them with a 1 year money back or replacement warranty. I get $60.00 plus $8.00 shipping on eBay, but sell them to forum members for $50.00 plus shipping. Here are some pictures of the unit itself, one mounted on a '51 Olds Rocket distributor, and the one I am running on the Mallory dual point in my '51 Ford.

(EDIT : After looking at this, I see I should replace one of the spark plug wire boots on my car.)
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