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    this was on my uncles boat when i got it. i cant find the part numbers in any website. and i have never seen this style cap. no boots, it presses into pins and has a rubber weather seal. it is a mallory with dual point and the cap is mallory. any history would be great and parts(new cap etc) the original wires were 7mm. i drilled it out to 8mm but very brittle. and distributer ended up not working anyways. What local store in sacramento will sell wire terminals, so i can reuse these wires that i hacked the ends off?
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    If you take the cover off you will find the points. The wires on those caps actualy twist onto the cap. (screw them in) The newer type snap cap should fit right on there.
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    i did all that. disected it part way just to put in better wires. the other ones were 25years old. i was just trying to find out if this style cap is still used or available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skippers WFOT View Post
    i did all that. disected it part way just to put in better wires. the other ones were 25years old. i was just trying to find out if this style cap is still used or available.
    Yes it is, your just going to have to give me a couple minutes for the lights to turn on. lol
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    WOW !! My Ol Man has the Same exact Dizzy "BRAND NEW" under his tool Box, Hopefully someone on the board has info, If not. I'll call my guy @ Mallory on Monday to get info for the both of us....

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    That is a pretty cool old dizzy. Mallory is still very much in business. I'd just call them on Monday (216)-688-8300. You can get new boots & terminals at NAPA.

    EDIT: ARS Beat me to it. Must have posted while I was typing.

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    Didnt OMC use those on the old 283 engines? god damit I know this...
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    Ha thats a old dual point. I dont think you can get those caps any more. Thier bakelite and really dont wear out, just crack. If its not working, check the condensors on the side of the distributer. Just 2 cents worth.

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    Nice find Fleetimus.

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    was a great find Tim but with further looking at the site the caps are discontinued and the condensor unavailable. and its a shame that they have not upgraded that style to larger wires. so what is the best evolution of distributer systems for mild to wild applications. is thi order right....magneto, msd, electrnic, d-point, single-point, so on and for performance to dollar/ratio...what is best buy/ best brand. how is the jegs or summit style msd compare to ......MSD. how does converting from point to electronic compare.

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    If you are replacing the distributor, you want to go electronic. MSD is terrific but can be pricey. There is complete Delco Marine setup (dist, cap, wires, coil etc) available for a decent price
    Delco-voyager Dist

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    Quote Originally Posted by Real McCoy View Post
    If you are replacing the distributor, you want to go electronic. MSD is terrific but can be pricey. There is complete Delco Marine setup (dist, cap, wires, coil etc) available for a decent price
    Delco-voyager Dist

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    I know Delco is GM stuff but is there a kit like that (ie non $$ MSD) for Fords?
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    Standard Motor Products has a part #
    #MY408 a "GOOD" parts store should be able to order direct from standard
    it's hard to tell from pic but the rotor #MY306 ??? Try Carquest
    the parts are disc like said so if you order you will own it but it's worth the try.......but I would look into going late model dist to avoid lookin so hard........02.....good luck and post pics of boat

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