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Old 08-27-2019, 06:26 PM   #1
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I'm building an 8BA engine for a customer. He has a Mallory YC distributor he want to use. I saw where Echlin cs-2301 points are recommended for use, however NAPA says they are obsolete. Any suggestions?
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Old 08-27-2019, 06:31 PM   #2
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They list them online unless the listing is out of date. https://www.napaonline.com/en/p/ECHCS2301
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Ask Bubba. If he don't know, nobody does.
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I have been able to find original Mallory points on eBay occasionally. They used to be kinda reasonable, but I think I paid $25 for the last set. Luckily, I now have enough to last me as long as I need them.
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Old 08-27-2019, 09:04 PM   #5
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I have a Mallory crab on my avatar car. If I had an 8ba, I would use the grafted SBC with a true vacuum advance. The Mallory mechanical advance system is a bit hokey, at least the one in my distributor which I think is a YC is. When it goes south, I will go with a well built stock crab. When I built the car in the 1990s, I didn't know any better. I never take it above 5500 RPM anyway.
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I have a Mallory crab on my avatar car. If I had an 8ba, I would use the grafted SBC with a true vacuum advance. The Mallory mechanical advance system is a bit hokey, at least the one in my distributor which I think is a YC is. When it goes south, I will go with a well built stock crab. When I built the car in the 1990s, I didn't know any better. I never take it above 5500 RPM anyway.
I always recommend the SBC, but this guy is set on using the Mallory.
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Old 08-27-2019, 09:23 PM   #7
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They list them online unless the listing is out of date. https://www.napaonline.com/en/p/ECHCS2301
Went to NAPA and they said it is obsolete. Can't order online either.
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Old 08-27-2019, 09:46 PM   #8
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Like tubman said https://www.ebay.com/itm/NAPA-ECHLIN...tc8fLs&vxp=mtr
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I have a Mallory "Flattop" in the '51 mercury engine in my '51 Ford club coupe, along with a set of reworked Edmunds heads and a Rochester 2G carburetor. I drive the car a lot during the summer and do not have a single complaint about the way it runs and drives. I think it comes down to proper setup and maintenance. It's a good thing it does, because I much prefer it's looks over a converted SBC unit (unless the converted distributor is a Mallory).
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I'm building an 8BA engine for a customer. He has a Mallory YC distributor he want to use. I saw where Echlin cs-2301 points are recommended for use, however NAPA says they are obsolete. Any suggestions?
I use the Ford point set ( need two) .. Thats the CS-756 napa point set fits 54-56 and 60-73 All ford all engines ....
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Old 08-28-2019, 07:45 AM   #11
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Why not convert the Mallory to electronic.??
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Why not convert the Mallory to electronic.??
$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
Some of these old guys are pretty cheap?????
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And the results may not be what you want to see, especially if he still wants to run 6 volts and a generator.
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$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
Some of these old guys are pretty cheap?????
Not a big fan of Pertronics and cost has nothing to do with it. Keep your smart ass comments to yourself.

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Old 08-28-2019, 11:55 AM   #15
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Bubba,
Can you give me the number off the Ford point sets you use, I can't read the number on the box from your picture.


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$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
Some of these old guys are pretty cheap?????


I probably qualify as 'old', and in many ways 'cheap'. But, in this case, cheap has nothing to do with it.

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WE have two Electronic Mallory distributors on the Dual dist drive on Georges roadster. One has the Petronics and the other was done by Richard. Not sure what he uses. the system has been in operation all summer and has worked flawlessly.
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can you give me the number off the ford point sets you use, i can't read the number on the box from your picture.

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cs756 i fixed the post above as well....
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not a big fan of pertronics and cost has nothing to do with it. Keep your smart ass comments to yourself.
nothing "smart ass" about being cheap !!!

i can only hope your remarks were in jest , just trying to help like always .........and trying to answer your question in regards to the point sets available for the mallory yc.................
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