Mallory Ignition is part of the Prestolite Performance conglomerate, although the original company goes back to supplying the auto industry since 1925. At one time, Marion Mallory held more patents than anyone except Thomas Edison. Prestolite also owns Mr. Gasket, Hays, Lakewood, ACCEL, Mallory Marine, and Prestolite Wire. Based in Cleveland, Mallory continues its domination of the performance market with a stream of innovative, race-winning products.
Distributors traditionally have done two things: The points provide energy to the coil, and decide exactly where in the crankshaft rotation to actually trigger the spark. A second function is to parcel the high-voltage spark out to the appropriate plugs. Although distributors are less common on new cars, there's a huge market for upgrades to older distributors to meet the demands of drivers who want the best performance. Mallory can supply you with a conventional, breaker-point ignition to replace your worn-out OEM piece, of course. Odds are, you'll want to upgrade to a breakerless system, to eliminate parts that can wear out and the need to periodically set the dwell and timing. Mallory makes systems that use optical triggers, and magnetic triggers, and Hall-Effect triggers for a variety of applications.
- Mallory® - Dual Point Distributor Starting at: $235.86 $235.86
- Mallory® - Unilite Electronic Ignition Distributor Starting at: $288.27 $288.27
- Mallory® - Comp S/S Distributor Starting at: $269.12 $269.12
- Mallory® - Magnetic Breakerless Distributor Starting at: $359.84 $359.84
- Mallory® - Comp 9000 Front Drive Distributor Starting at: $465.68 $465.68
- Mallory® - Comp 9000 Magnetic Breakerless 87 Series Distributor Starting at: $519.11 $519.11
- Mallory® - Comp 9000 Unilite 86 Series Distributor Starting at: $519.11 $519.11
- Mallory® - 84 Series Billet Competition Distributor Starting at: $481.81 $481.81
- Mallory® - 85 Series Street Performance Distributor Starting at: $166.31 $166.31
- Mallory® - E-Fire Electronic Advance Distributor Starting at: $427.38 $427.38
- Mallory® - Max-Fire Electronic Advance Distributor Starting at: $449.55 $449.55
- Mallory® - Firestorm™ Dual Sync Distributor Starting at: $355.81 $355.81
- Mallory® - 61 Series Distributor Starting at: $300.37 $300.37
- Mallory® - Crank Trigger 65 Series Distributor Starting at: $417.30 $417.30
- Mallory® - 75 Series HEI Distributor Starting at: $417.30 $417.30
- Mallory® - 79 Series TFI Distributor Starting at: $278.19 $278.19
- Mallory® - 80 Series HEI/EST Distributor Starting at: $364.88 $364.88
- Mallory® - Single Magnetic Pickup Breakerless 84 Series Distributor Starting at: $352.79 $352.79
- Mallory® - 95 Series Distributor Starting at: $459.63 $459.63
- Mallory® - HEI Race Prepped Distributor Starting at: $201.59 $201.59
- Mallory® - Ignition Crank Trigger Kit Starting at: $382.02 $382.02
- Mallory® - Distributor Cap Starting at: $33.06 $33.06
- Mallory® - Pro Sidewinder Spark Plug Wire Set Starting at: $80.63 $80.63
- Mallory® - Black Pro Wire Spark Plug Wire Kit Starting at: $62.46 $62.46
- Mallory® - Sprint Wire Spark Plug Wire Kit Starting at: $62.46 $62.46
- Mallory® - Hyfire VI EZ Digital CD Ignition Kit Starting at: $281.22 $281.22
- Mallory® - Hyfire VI Multi-Strike CD Ignition Kit Starting at: $540.27 $540.27
- Mallory® - Hyfire VI Single Stage EZ Digital CD Ignition Kit Starting at: $313.47 $313.47
- Mallory® - Hyfire VI Sport-L Digital CD Ignition Kit Starting at: $291.30 $291.30
Real performance enthusiasts will do more than replace their points with a simple conversion. By dropping in a completely new distributor, you can gain the ability to change the advance curves, both the mechanical and vacuum-controlled varieties, to optimize them. With so many parameters on modern engines being dictated by emissions and economy, it's not hard to improve both drivability and power with a few simple tweaks. Mallory's distributors use screwdriver-adjust vacuum advance cans, and mechanical advance mechanisms that are tunable by either a screwdriver, or the simple replacement of a couple of springs on the counterweights. Recurving a distributor can be done in as little as ten minutes without removing it from the engine or requiring a resetting of the base timing.
A serious engine needs plenty of high-voltage spark to light the fires inside the combustion chamber. And with engines revving as high as they do today, it's impossible to keep the coil saturated with enough energy to fire across today's wide plug gaps. That's why Mallory makes ignition amplifiers, the Black Boxes (Okay, Mallory's boxes are red) that take the current from the points or trigger and stepping it up. Feeding a special coil with hundreds of volts instead of only the 12V from the battery is sure to provide a healthy spark.
The ultimate Black Box is Mallory's Firestorm. It does far more than step up the ignition pulses. Taking crankshaft position data from a late-model engine's crankshaft reluctor wheel, a crank-snout mounted reluctor ring or a Firestorm distributor, a Firestorm ignition system will not only provide current to the coil, it's a full-on engine management system, including datalogging, 3D timing maps, the ability to control the spark timing event independently for all 8 cylinders, launch control and a full-on graphic interface to a laptop or a handheld controller. Innovations like this are what has made Mallory a dominant force in the ignition field for so many generations.
This company has always been involved in the development of auto racing. Their ignition system first won the the Pikes Peak Hill Climb on a Stutz in 1926, and since that time, success has been nothing less than remarkable. Driving the “Mallory Special," Wilbur Shaw finished second at the Indianapolis Speedway in 1933. Between 1961 and 1983, Mallory won more than 16 consecutive races at “The Brickyard." For years, the company has been involved in NASCAR, drag racing, and sprint car racing. And this passionate involvement of the Mallory's experts is what keeps the company at the forefront of the industry. Engineered by the racers and for the races, Mallory products are ready to boost the performance of your vehicle.
All appeared excellent with the appearance, fit and installation: however, the clearance between the rotor and the distributor terminals was not correct causing the rotor to strike the terminal ends as the engine ran. Though indicated it was for a Series 37 (Unilite) distributor it was not correct. Mallory recommends the 2092M Cap and rotor set.
| Posted by Ricardo Q. | (Pearl City, HI)
The coil is well made compact. This was a present for myself. I wasn't sure if my old coil was going bad or not, but at higher rpm the car would seem to lay down, I guess i was right because now the car is an animal. I would recommend it.
| Posted by Wayne N. | (Brownsville, TX)
I trust Mallory products as quality service parts. This distributor cap will no doubt provide many years and untold miles of trouble free operation as did the one it replaced on my vehicle.
5 reviews with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars