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Hey guys, im confused. I have been hearing mixed reviews of the Mallory unilite distributor for the 302. I am also looking at the MSD Standard Billet Distributor. The mallory comes in vacuum or mechanical advance. I was looking at the vacuum advance, and the MSD has only mechanical advance. Can anyone who uses any of these comment on either of these distributors? I need to buy one of these VERY soon so anything would be helpful. Thanks guys.

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For the money you can't go wrong with the MSD. I use MSD ignitions exclusively in my race car and have had no trouble whatsoever. I like them because, if anything ever did go wrong with them, the replacement parts are fairly inexpensive and readily available.

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I've been running with the mallory comp 9000, which is a unilite distributor for a long time in all of my mustangs. I've had no problems with them in either the race car or the street rod. The MSD are good distributors, but like I said, I've have had excellents results with the mallory units.

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Have you had the photocell go out on you? Do you know how much these cost if they need to be replaced? Thanks.

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See your post for Mech Adv VS Vac Adv. for more input. John

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I have run the Unilite distributers in my cars for years. ( at least 20). I currently have one in my 65 Coupe and my 69 Vette. The only failure I have ever experienced was caused by my own stupidity. I cranked the engine over with the ground wire off and blew a module.

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WHEN I REBUILT MY 289 LAST SUMMER I PUT THE UNILITE IN. IT WORKS GREAT. TIMING WAS EASY. GREAT STARTING EVERYTIME( HOT 0R COLD)

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NO, I've never had the photocell go out. If one does go out, they are a little on the pricey side, I can't remember off the top of my head. A good place for Mallory info is http://www.centuryperformance.com. That is a good source of info.

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I have a Unilite and love it, I've never had any problems w/ it, if you are worried about the module Summit sells a part for about 30 clams that is supposed to protect it, but I don't have one and I don't have any problems. It was well worth the money, much easier to start and no points to worry about.

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I've never had the photocell go out, but I have bought used ones where it was already out. They run about $80 and I carry a spare with me :)

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