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Hi guys. I talked to Pertronix the other day to figure out what kit I need for my distributor. It is a Mallory, Dual Points, YC516HP is the model number on it which is what I told Pertronix. Now, they gave me two possibilities depending on exactly which dist. I have.

1. Reverse Polarity, Double Life 4-lobes

2. 8 lobes

How exactly do I figure out which one I have? I mean, I guess I would coutn the cam lobes but in all honesty I don't know what those are/look like. My only guess would be the piece in the center that spins and makes contact with the points but I don't want to "guess" so.


thanks in advance for the help guys!
 

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That is exactly what you need to count the number of flat spots is what they are looking for.
Thanks, that is what I thought but I wanted to make 100% sure!

How are Dual Points themselves? The distributor only has a couple hundred miles on it so I was thinking about just using it as-is for now just to get the motor up and running and spending that money on an ignition box instead.
 

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They will work great, you just need to check the gap every now and then, on an 8 lobe Mallory its 020 , I can't remember the 4 lobe. By the way you can run the 8 lobe dist on 1 point if you want to, two points adds dwell time if you are only using a coil, with a box it doesn't really matter,
 
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