MALLORY MODEL YL MARINE FLATCAP:
One of my favorites for sure , available on ebay often as a dual and a single point unit. Has air vents in the side required for Marine use.
Offers the lowest ever profile when used with flatcap.
The single point version is very reliable and the advance is totally adjustable and also works extremely well. Shown is a Chevrolet version with a flathead version (machined to fit the flathead Ford engine).
Period "old school" caps are shown as produced although you can use any of the Mallory or flathead crab style caps.....
This customer wanted a Chevrolet Grant ( Spaulding) Flamethrower distributor changed over to a FE Big Block Ford. Could be a issue as the Chevy turns clockwise and the Ford FE turns counterwise. Its his lucky day as i had another customer some time ago wanting to change out his FE to a Chevrolet. Takes a few parts. The thru bolt must be a different thread ( rotation) , The weights mount must be the other direction. ( Acually upside down) and the point cam ( marked L or R) must be flipped to go with left or right hand rotation..
MISC PICTURES OF ON GOING WORK !!
Mallory YC Model 11A: Customer sent this one in for a evalautaion. Didnt know if he wanted to purchase one of our new Mallorys for the Model A or use what he had. I ask him to send it to us and let us decide for him. This is what i got in the box. Points were just thrown in , incorrect condensor and damaged drive shaft coupling??? The metal in these old units is pretty good. and usually has a light rust coating and some crud preventing the advance opersaion. So lets clean er up and then take another look. WOW cleaned up just great , even the contacts were new , just greasy ( a trip to the ultrasonic cleaner and they are great). Reassembled with a fresh coat of clear and some spray lube . Ran on tester unit has a 20 degree advance plate and thats at 2500 rpm.
Works like a champ. Put another 10 or so degrees on the balancer and you got your 30 degrees. Has that old school look....
This worked out to be quite a bit cheaper than selling him a new one.....