I took an ever deeper plunge on my car. I had distributer wobble problems
on my Lucas after years of good service using a Crane-Allison electronic
ignition module. I recently installed a Mallory Unilite distributor (has
the electronic module built in) for $326. It works great. I contacted
Mallory directly for P/N info, etc., because I didn't want to go to a points
type distributor - it seemed like a step backwards. I can look on the unit
for the P/N if you are interested. Mine has the vacuum advance as well as
mechanical, but I am not using the vacuum advance based upon the advice of a
Mallory tech rep. who said that the Spitfire engines didn't need it.
'77 Spitfire 1500
From: Rick Gregory <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Saturday, March 27, 1999 11:20 PM
Subject: Looking for input on Distributer Upgrade
>I'm thinking about upgrading my Lucas contact-points
>vacuum-advance style distributer for increased
>performance and reliability.
>I read over my Vicky Brit catalog (page 21) and saw
>what I consider to be three options:
>1. Crane Cams Electronic Ignition conversion
>2. Mallory dual point distributer with mechanical only
>3. Mallory dual point distributer with Vacuum advance
>I was wondering if any of you have experience with
>these? Recommendations? Warnings?
>I'm always cost conscientious but my main consideration
>is RELIABILITY and performance. I see the Crane system
>is $129.95 for my car and the Mallory DP Distributer
>with vacuum advance is $249.95 ... that is significant
>by my pocketbook. Also, do I need to worry about
>accessories with these options... for example: do I
>need the Mallory chrome coil if I buy the Mallory
>Thanks for any comments.
>Spitfire page at http://www.apiinc.com/rick/spitrec.html
>Do You Yahoo!?