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Old 12-03-2015, 08:03 PM   #1
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Default Mallory Ignition

I recently purchased my second Model A (1928 Tudor) that has a Mallory ignition installed. It has a dual point system and seems to run quite well. The problem for me is I have no information on how to set timing or point gaps. Can someone point me in a direction that will lead to an understanding of the ignition system. I plan to pull the head this weekend and want to make sure I can properly set the ignition during reassembly.

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Old 12-03-2015, 08:37 PM   #2
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Contact "FS Ignition" & "FSignitions.com", they should be able to help you.
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Old 12-03-2015, 09:12 PM   #3
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If you are going to put the same head back on, mark the distributor location to the head, when mated again you should be so close a timing light would not able to show any difference.
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Old 12-03-2015, 09:31 PM   #4
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This is what I use.
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Old 12-03-2015, 10:08 PM   #5
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A new Mallory single point distributor is probably the best change you could make, for BETTER/MORE TROUBLE FREE driving. Makes it like a whole "new" car!
If you're confused with your old dual point distributor, just throw out one set of points & it'll run FINE! Just set your timing in the normal way.
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Old 12-03-2015, 10:15 PM   #6
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Which Mallory single point distributor is best for the model a?
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Old 12-03-2015, 10:17 PM   #7
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I agree A new Mallory single point distributor is probably the best change you could make, for BETTER/MORE TROUBLE FREE driving.
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Old 12-03-2015, 11:36 PM   #8
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Contact Bubbas Speed shop Speedway Indiana
He does a great job with new Mallory Distributors
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Old 12-04-2015, 09:16 AM   #9
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Thanks for all of the input. I am not putting the same head back on but I think I have enough info to work through the process. I will report back when I install the new head.
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