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late 50s Mallory Dual Point distributor (Loadomatic model)

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late 50s Mallory Dual Point distributor (Loadomatic model)

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DANIEL TINDER
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Sent another technical request message to Holley/Mallory regarding service.  First was ignored, but this time I also asked for referral to any private party that specializes in vintage Mallory distributor setup.  Maybe someone there who still has connections to retired staff with that knowledge (?) will take pity on me.
While my customized OEM Loadomatic (dual points, altered Offy advance limiter, lowered spring tension, etc.) & Pony/Holley 4000 combo is still running very strong, the reduced gas mileage IS finally enough to prompt me to put the NOS Mallory with mechanical + vac. advance into service (I also have slight ‘rough-running’ when cruising in 3rd OD at low RPMs, but that might well be merely a carb adjustment issue?). Otherwise, I might assume that the vintage unit, as-produced, was designed to be a ‘drop-in’ aftermarket performance upgrade, and was likely to be originally setup correctly as such at the factory, with street-able advance curve & point gaps, so a good soaking in automotive electronics solvent (and re-lube of the advance mechanism) should  be adequate for testing. I’ll put it on the SUN machine first and see what’s what before I cut off the ends of my plug wires.
If I’m lucky, I’ll be able eventually to get some useable vac. advance in combination with a modern carb also (restricted port vacuum?).  Whatever.

6 VOLTS/POS. GRD. NW INDIANA
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Finally got a reply from Holley/Mallory tech service. Do to the buyout/transfers, they have totally washed their hands of any responsibility for old Mallory products.  No tech literature available, nor any tech team personnel with pertaining knowledge, and no contacts of any kind could be supplied regarding repair data or service referrals.  Geez.  So much for ‘brand name’ loyalty/goodwill (another concept relegated to the trash heap of history).

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Daniel - I feel your pain....... The mining machinery company I represented for many years has now been gone for 23 years. The vestiges are presently owned by CAT - and to be blunt, they don't give a s%$#& how the units work or whatever. And their young guys could care less.So - I keep getting the odd call from old friends and acquaintances, looking for info about the "wheres and hows"of how various systems work, or how they might be repaired. Fortunately my current (part time) employer is tolerant of the phone calls. 

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Ford Y-block Fans,
Back in the 60's I was running a '56 Fairlane, stick sift, tripower and a Mallory dual point ignition. The Mallory was not running correctly so
we drove to the Mallory Headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan. In the rear of headquarters were three bays and two technicians. We expalined
the problem. Out came the Mallory. A few minutes later it was put back in with new points and 'Packard 440 wiring' (old school guys all know
Packard spark plug wires were the way to go, top drawer)
Hit the key, fired right up and the trimming was set.
Question: How much ? Answer: Zero , 0000, FREE !
On top of that, we were given a plant tour. I can still see people assembling distributors with hairnets and white gloves.
Since the I always use Mallory products.
Tim
Central, Florida 
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'Packard 440 wiring' (old school guys all know Packard spark plug wires were the way to go, top drawer)


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