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Old 01-24-2014, 12:04 PM
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Carb vs. Distributor

Had issues with carb and distributor last summer. Expected to have to work on both as they are 33 years old. Removed carb and have just finished rebuilding it so it is ready to bolt on in the spring. Distributor is original prestolite with pertronix conversion. I'm sure everything inside is worn out. Is there a place to have it rebuilt or would it be better to upgrade to a new unit?
My thoughts are if the carb or the distributor are not in good working order you are going to have nothing but problems. With all the cold weather we are having it is a great time to get all this sorted out. Thanks.
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Old 01-24-2014, 05:25 PM
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Skidim carries the cap and rotor: http://www.skidim.com/products.asp?dept=1129

With electronic ignition, you shouldn't have to mess with anything else other than plugs/wires.
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If the dist is worn out, you can find NOS Prestolite distributors are available on ebay. Just replace the points with your Pertronix parts and you are good to go.
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Old 01-24-2014, 07:27 PM
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thats what i am thinking. Advance springs are loose and not returning back to normal. I have new wires plugs and cap already.
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There was a thread on here a while back with some info. Might try searching Prestolite.
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Springs are not available
Ebay for nos http://m.ebay.com/itm/280937495742
Or you can replace with a new mallory unit from summitracing
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Old 01-26-2014, 05:50 PM
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Seems like the best way to go is with new distributor from summit. If i buy a prestolite on e-bay it is almost half of the cost and i will be using old technology. New dist. comes with new cap included.
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Seems like the best way to go is with new distributor from summit. If i buy a prestolite on e-bay it is almost half of the cost and i will be using old technology. New dist. comes with new cap included.
this is the one I used for other reasons, my original is still in good shape. Mallory Marine Unilite Distributors YLU554CV, hmmm seems to have been discontinued. http://www.summitracing.com/parts/maa-ylu554cv
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Found one on amazon for 618.95, seems high, must have replaced it with another model. Will call summit.
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Found one on amazon for 618.95, seems high, must have replaced it with another model. Will call summit.
I paid $350
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