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    Has anyone ever converted a mallory dual points distributor to electronic firing? I want to get away from screwing with points all the time. I see that Mallory sells a conversion kit, but I dont know if it requires vacum advance or not. Seems to me it would work, but I just dont know for sure. If it helps anyone answer the question I have mallory part number 2563401 for my distributor. Thanks.
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    Yes, I've done the conversion on the mallory in my BBF. If memory serves me correctly the kit can be installed without even removing/retiming the distributor. It has made a world of difference and saved a few bucks.

    Short story:I was out on the lake one day and the boat wouldn't start. I could not figure what in the world was going on. Turns out a fried the ignition module. Summit racing was only a few minutes away so I went and picked up just the ignition module and it has been fine since(probably just due to my poor wiring/battery that was in my boat)
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    I changer over my points dist. to eltronic and have never looked back!!!
    MONEY WELL SPENT!!!
    by the way it was also on a BBF.
    It's only as good as you make it!!
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    Default Just what I wanted to hear!

    Thanks Guys, I am going to do it, just wanted to make sure it was more reliable than points. I am running the red headed stepchild of Big Block motors though (455 Olds). We had to screw with the dist for an hour last weekend cuz we didn't tighten the set screw enough on one of the points. I hate being one of those stereotype "run it for an hour, work on it for two" Jet boaters.
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    I hear the conversion burns out easy if you leave the ignition on? For some reason I am just stuck with my points ignition, something about their simplicity that keeps me warm at night and the boat miss-firing by day. heh.
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    Yes, it is a good mod, but as stated previously, I would carry a spare in your toolkit!

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    Mallory has a power filter that installs inline to the module. protects against voltage spikes. Part# 650-29351
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    Quote Originally Posted by 74glencoe View Post
    Thanks Guys, I am going to do it, just wanted to make sure it was more reliable than points. I am running the red headed stepchild of Big Block motors though (455 Olds). We had to screw with the dist for an hour last weekend cuz we didn't tighten the set screw enough on one of the points. I hate being one of those stereotype "run it for an hour, work on it for two" Jet boaters.
    I just purchased an HEI off of ebay for $40 BRAND NEW AND REPLACED MY POINTS SYSTEM. works perfect
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    Did it on my BBC with this http://www.pertronix.com/, part # ML-189. Worked great. No problems for the last 8 years.
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    I added the pertronix unit a couple of years ago with no problems yet. I have the dual mallory dizzy also. easy install. Ive had water in the dizzy (condensation) and I also had my kiddo turn the key to on without me knowing when it was stored and it was on for god knows how long since I had two batteries. I would guess prolly a month it was on. Nothing was wrong from that deal either. If I had an open engine compartment I would personally run a hei. Hei gives you a hotter spark. Pertronix is giving you an electronic dwell. Basically just a hall sensor I think. Pertronix unit is the cheapest route and would be the choice for enclosed compartments. A marine hei is spendy.
    If you want to spend a ton of money and have crap buy MSD, and carry a spare box from them too.
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