Which Distributor Best Fits Your Needs

10 min read

Which Distributor Best Fits Your Needs

10 min read
We've got a big family of distributors, let us introduce you so you can see which is your perfect match

Breaker Point distributors

Looking for the old-school classic style distributors. Our dual point distributors are available with adjustable mechanical advance and self lubricating bushings for years of trouble free service. The 27 series adds an adjustable vacuum advance for even more control. Dual point distributors are ready to run, but if you want more power, it's easy to add a HyFire ignition box. Great Fit for: Hot rodders who prefer a classic mechanical points style distributor

Magnetic Breakerless distributors

Mallory's magnetic breakerless distributors use a magnetic pickup and module to trigger your timing with adjustable mechanical advance and easy 3-wire hookup. The 57 series also includes an adjustable vacuum advance. These MBI distributors require a high performance coil but can be used with or without HyFire ignition boxes. Great Fit for: Street performance or competition racing

Unilite distributors

Unilite electronic distributors use our one-piece self-contained optical pickup and module with infrared technology. The 37, 38 and 45 series feature adjustable mechanical advance, easy 3-wire hookup and can be used alone with a high performance coil or with the added power of a HyFire CD box. The 47 series takes all those features and adds an adjustable vacuum advance. Great Fit for: Street performance or competition racing

HEI distributors

Our HEI distributors are based on GM's 4-pin HEI, with the ignition coil in the cap and a simple 1-wire hookup. Both the 75 and 85 series are ready to run and feature a vacuum advance. The 75 series adds the Mallory high output module with built-in digital rev limiter. Mallory also allows other makes to get a taste of GM's HEI style, offering distributors that fit Ford, AMC and Mopar applications. Great Fit for: Street performance or competition racing

Magnetic Pickup 2 wire distributors

Magnetic Pickup 2-wire distributors have a range of performance competition options. The Comp S/S 32 series have a ball bearing upper and bushing lower for maximum stability at any RPM. For circle track racers, we have our CT 66 Series distributors. These low profile CNC machined 6061-T6 billet aluminum housed distributors feature dual magnetic triggers designed for use with CT Pro and HyFire CD ignition boxes, locked advance for rock solid timing and our lower bushing for stabilization throughout the RPM range. The Billet Competition 84 Series single magnetic pickup distributors have an adjustable mechanical advance curve, factory set for racing at 20° at 2500 RPM. A locked out mechanical advance is also available. Get all the benefits of the 84 Series, but with a dual magnetic pickup, by using a DMP 81 Series distributor. All of our magnetic pickup 2-wire distributors require a capacitive discharge ignition box, such as a HyFire or CT Pro. Great Fit for: Competition racing, drag or circle track

Hall Effect distributors

Our Hall effect distributors are all electronic and feature built-in RPM limiter and vacuum based advance curves. These are ready to run distributors that don't require an ignition box. We offer two lines of hall effect distributors, E-Fire 22 Series and Maxfire 12 Series. The Maxfire distributors feature micro processor controlled multi-spark digital capacitive discharge. Both come complete with Windows based software for total adjustability. Great Fit for: Street performance or competition racing, with built in rev limiting and boost proportional retard

Dual Sync distributors

Our Mallory FireStorm Dual Sync Sensors generate two signals, one for crank and one for cam. This allows you to convert your conventional single coil setup to a coil per plug setup. Using this setup allows for individual timing control when using our Mallory FireStorm ignition boxes. Great Fit for: People who want to convert their single coil setup to a coil per plug setup

Aftermarket Fuel Injection distributors

Mallory makes high performance specialty distributors for aftermarket fuel injection systems, like our distributors made for Edelbrock® systems. Great Fit for: Cars with aftermarket fuel injection systems

Crank Trigger and Front Drive

Our Front Drive 20 Series and Crank Trigger 65 Series both must be used with a crank trigger wheel and HyFire CD box. These distributors are designed for professional competition with the most accurate timing possible based off the crank. Great Fit for: Hardcore racers who need dead-on timing


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