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Re: [Fot] Mallory dual point trouble-shooting, condensers

To: "Scott Janzen" <>, <>
Subject: Re: [Fot] Mallory dual point trouble-shooting, condensers
From: "Jack W. Drews" <>
Date: Tue, 01 Jul 2008 06:21:09 -0500
This is a good time to remind everybody about the peculiarity of the 
Mallory condensers.

The condensers are manufactured with a coating on the outside to 
prevent corrosion. The little bracket that holds them is intended for 
a one-time-only use. The bracket has little indentations protruding 
toward the inside diameter intended to scratch that coating off.

This seems to me to be a lousy design concept.

The solution seems to be to sand the corrosion protection off of the 
portion of the condenser that the little nubbins are supposed to 
contact. At least this has worked for me so far.

If we could get through to a real person at Mallory who was 
interested in helping, we could find out the microfarad value of the 
condenser and perhaps find a suitable replacement on the market.

At 02:12 PM 6/30/2008, Scott Janzen wrote:
>My GT6 has a one year old dual point in it with mechanical advance.  It runs
>great when only the leading set of points are connected.  When I connect the
>second set, it barely idles and breaks up through the rpm range, to the extent
>it revs at all.  I changed out the points with a new set, ran emory cloth
>through the points, etc, no improvement.  I'm setting the leading points at 29
>degrees dwell and 35 combined.  I have initial advance at about 10 degrees and
>total advance at 32.  I'm sure I'm missing something obvious here . . . what's
>wrong with the second set?
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