Mallory distributor

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pan58head
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Mallory distributor

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Post by pan58head » Tue Jul 24, 2007 6:50 pm

Hello All just curious what everybody's thoughts are about mallory dist. I'm looking for a easier start. I have a manual advance in my 58 now. Fun at first but kinda a pain the a$$. Later Bob



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#2

Post by pan58head » Tue Jul 24, 2007 6:56 pm

My user name is working now. Did I tell everyone how much I hate computers!!!!!! Bob

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#3

Post by fourthgear » Tue Jul 24, 2007 9:39 pm

The Mallory is a great distributor replacement , when set up properly , its usually a one kick start. I have over six thousand miles and haven't touched the timing yet or plugs, I keep saying I should check it ,but end up working on the 65 that I'm rebuilding . You can pick one up through Jireh cycles for about $ 240 ,last I checked . I checked the timing with a strobe type timing light after putting it in to Mallory's spec's , it was dead on so I didn't have to do a thing.

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#4

Post by 57pan » Wed Jul 25, 2007 4:46 pm

I just got my 57 running after installing a Mallory - it's sweet!! One problem that I had before was running at real slow speeds like when you're riding thru a parking lot or out to the end of the driveway, it would run real herky-jerky. Now it just putts along real smooooth. I suppose I could have installed a new points style timer because I suspect the old one was just getting worn, but there are advantages to the elec. ign: hotter spark etc.

Dave

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#5

Post by 65 Eric » Wed Jul 25, 2007 4:55 pm

Hey guys, I'm also interested in the Mallory ign. but was wondering if you have to have an external ignition module mounted somewhere or is it self-contained within the unit?

thx,
65 Eric

pan58head
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#6

Post by pan58head » Wed Jul 25, 2007 5:14 pm

Thanks for the response, that's what I wanted to hear. I pretty sure that the dist is a self contained unit. Three wires, ground ,coil, ign. Thanks Bob

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#7

Post by fourthgear » Thu Jul 26, 2007 10:35 am

Yep, self contained unit with mech. advancing system ( I think the advancing system is from Accel's racing dist. ) It don't look OEM ,but sure works good for a drop in unit. One thing to note, is I ran mine with a point type coil ( 5 ohm ) and it worked good , but I went to a Crane, 3 ohm coil , not too long ago and it was a big diff. in the performance of the bike , better throttle response.

PeterRytter
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#8

Post by PeterRytter » Thu Jul 26, 2007 4:59 pm

Does anyone know the new Mallory distributor, with the accel unilite module ??

The papers shows a lot of advance curves and how to set them, but it doesnt say which bikes needs which curves..

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Post by fourthgear » Fri Jul 27, 2007 12:09 am

I believe they make a kit for them , to be able to change the curve ( weights and springs ). Most just experiment to see what works best for the way there motor is set up .I think it works just fine out of the box for mine, I will have to see how the 65 does when I get it back together , because its a stroker .

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Post by pan58head » Sat Jul 28, 2007 4:29 pm

forth gear, I just ordered a mallory from Jierah ($235). Just curious does that come with the clamp that hold it down. The reason I decoded to go with the mallory is last Sunday my 58 was skipping so bad I decided to send some one home and get my ramp truck. After messing with it 2 days, I figured out what was wrong with it. The points are junk, now these only have 488 miles on them. I'm hoping the mallory will help with starting. Sometimes 2 kicks sometimes you kick til you have had enough. Tha't where the bike got its name Betty Mae(betty may start betty may not start). Thanks Bob

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#11

Post by fourthgear » Sat Jul 28, 2007 4:39 pm

I went with a chrome late mod. (gen. lower) clamp. I also plugged the opposite bolt hole with a Allen set screw with some RTV sealant to keep it from leaking . As I said you can get away with using you point type coil , but you should change to electronic type plug wires.

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#12

Post by PeterRytter » Sat Jul 28, 2007 7:07 pm

fourthgear wrote:I believe they make a kit for them , to be able to change the curve ( weights and springs ). Most just experiment to see what works best for the way there motor is set up .
Yeah but the unilite nodule is with electronic advance (a lot of dipswitches) !!

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#13

Post by fourthgear » Sun Jul 29, 2007 11:48 am

peterrytter
There must be some confusion here , I have a Mallory unilite distributor and there are no dip switches , it has a mechanical advancing system , with weights and springs . You must have this dist. confused with an all electronic advancing one of another brand. (Spyke, Dana , etc. )

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#14

Post by PeterRytter » Thu Aug 02, 2007 6:43 pm

No confusion here....:D

This is the distributor:

Image

And here is a link to the instruction sheet, where you can see the ignition module:

http://go.mrgasket.com/pdf/A557.pdf

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#15

Post by 57pan » Thu Aug 02, 2007 7:58 pm

Hmmm.... The picture that you posted looks exactly like mine and mine has no dip switches (as fourthgear said). However, the pdf that you linked to has pictures of a device that looks a lot different. Must be a new model.

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