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Old January 3rd, 2011, 06:18 PM
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Old January 3rd, 2011, 06:25 PM
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Un friggin believable Josh - thanks.

Travis might just be my new hero. If you have a few hours to waste, check out his website for random rover porn displayed nonchalantly in his DeLorean build pics. Sweet garage too.
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He has a DeLorean. That's pretty cool. Pics on his site, but not sure if he's a member. Maybe someone recognizes him.
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He has a DeLorean. That's pretty cool. Pics on his site, but not sure if he's a member. Maybe someone recognizes him.
You can only see him until he reaches 88 mph.
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Old January 3rd, 2011, 09:17 PM
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He has a DeLorean. That's pretty cool. Pics on his site, but not sure if he's a member. Maybe someone recognizes him.
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Old January 3rd, 2011, 09:21 PM
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He has a DeLorean. That's pretty cool. Pics on his site, but not sure if he's a member. Maybe someone recognizes him.
Look above...he's a member...
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A bit late to the party. Must remember -- refresh first, ask questions L8R. Thanks Josh. You sure do know your members.
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Old January 20th, 2011, 02:34 PM
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So far so good, no problems with this set up yet! Been at least a month and 3-4 k miles.
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Old January 20th, 2011, 08:39 PM
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I remember a thread some time back about changing the advance weights that come in those distributors. Do you know what advance weights are in yours?
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Old January 21st, 2011, 01:26 PM
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I have no idea, I'm sure the tech would tell me that its set up for the rover, like he did last time with the advance. Course who knows if thats even true, but, it does work. And that pinging noise I thought I heard earlier, I realize my 110 makes the same noise, call it a growl I suppose. Thought it was a ping but guess its just how they sound.
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How did you hook up the new e-coil? My old Bosch coil had two wires going from the + terminal, one went to the distributor, the other to what looks like a ground on the fender, the minus terminal has a wire coming from behind the engine block, and another that appears to go to the distributor. Should both wires that where on the negative terminal of the Bosch be attached to the negative?
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Digging up an old thread - did you have to set the gear position on the distributor or does it usually come in place? How easy is it to set? My mechanic looked at me funny, so looks like I'm doing this myself.
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Old January 4th, 2013, 02:36 PM
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IIRC You have to eyeball it basically to line up the rotor with the correct key position. Assuming your engine is at TDC, set up correctly assembled, the rotor should be pointing at #1 plug on the distributor cap. Dosen't have to be perfect since you can adjust the distributor left or right but you want it close because you don't get much rotation space thanks to the vacuum advance diaphram hitting the upper radiator hose I believe.
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Ok thanks a lot Neil
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Old August 4th, 2013, 01:33 PM
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Neil, if you can answer a couple of questions for me, I purchased this same setup as you for my 95 discovery. The distributor comes with a 3 wire harness, one wire says to go to ground, then another to negative coil terminal, and last to positive coil terminal. Did you hook any of those up, or are they not needed when using the e-coil?

Also there are no wiring instructions for the e-coil, and I cannot find anything for it online, it has positive and negative wire. I am trying to understand from your previous posts are those hooked up to switched 12v and ground? Are those the only wires you use?
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Old September 16th, 2013, 09:47 PM
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No not at all, Christmas day had it all fired up. It's actually a lot easier to work on because the Mallory is fundamentally smaller than the lucas dizzy, once you get it to TDC boom, plug up the vacuum, set base idle, then timing and ur done. You don't even have to tough the vacuum advance, tech and Mallory told me the advance is already set up at the factory for the rover motor, he was right, didn't even have to touch it, and even the coil only had 2 wires, so easy its digusting. The coil does hum and little but its a nice hum, like you have a new system living inside your D90 that won't let you down haha
Which wires did you go with? I have the following so far (probably the same as you) but am trying to decide on wires as they don't specifically say which set-up they support. The coil connection is completely different, so using the stock ignition coil wire is out. Aesthetics aren't the most important aspect at this point, but I would love to keep away from the red as much as possible at this point.

Products Ordered:
1) Mallory 4768901 ("47 series") Unilite distributor
2) Mallory 30450 (black) Promaster E Series Ignition Coils
3) Mallory 29351 power filter
4) Mallory 2092M cap and rotor kit (spare)
5) Mallory 29014 Mechanical Advance Curve Adjustment Kit (recommended)


Price:
1) $315.26
2) $91.99
3) $34.99
4) $34.95
5) $36.53
SUM: $513.72 plus Tax (free 2nd day shipping with Amazon Prime)

Product Page - best prices I could find:
1) http://www.amazon.com/Mallory-476890...ype=automotive
2) http://www.amazon.com/Mallory-30450-...=mallory+30450
3) http://www.amazon.com/Mallory-29351-...1+power+filter
4) http://www.amazon.com/Mallory-2092M-...=Mallory+2092M
5) http://www.amazon.com/Mallory-29014-...Adjustment+Kit

------ Follow up post added September 16th, 2013 09:49 PM ------

I was looking at these wires, but I don't see the coil wire mentioned. Plus $155 seems like a ton to spend for wires.

WIRE KIT,BLACK 8MM SS PRO - part # 787

$155

http://mallory-ignition.com/wire-kit...mm-ss-pro.html
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Old September 17th, 2013, 10:06 AM
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OK so I spoke with Tech Support at Mallory this morning and they said that the wire kit I should order to work with the rest of the set-up I listed above is:

Mallory 783M Black Silicon Wire Kit

$77.81 + tax (Free next day shipping with Amazon prime)

http://www.amazon.com/Mallory-783M-B...s=mallory+783m


Features:
  • High-tech Carbon Impregnated Fiber (CIF) core
  • Provides RFI suppression for the most sensitive on-board electronics
  • 8MM ozone-resistant Black silicone jacket
  • Comes with straight plug boots
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It's like Christmas! Even my "custom" Kingsbourne Wire Werks, Inc. 8mm wires showed up today.

For anyone looking for great service and support, and also wants to have ignition wires from a very reputable company for 1/4 to 1/2 the price of everyone else out there, I highly recommend you talk to Kris Richter from Kingsbourne (760) 736-4020 (yes, California) - she went above and beyond on this. I called her on Tuesday (yes, two days ago) to see if she could match up the plug connection for the special high voltage connection on the Mallory ignition coil, and she took down the Mallory model number, and called me back 30 minutes later to confirm my order. The entire wire kit, including all of the dizzy to spark plug ignition wires was under $40 since she honored the Land Rover kit price of $38.48! Compare that to $80+ from Mallory (which didn't even include the ignition to distributor wire) or $130 from Magnecore, and you get my point.

IGN 785 Kingsborne Spark Plug Wires Ignition Wire Set:

http://www.kingsbornewires.com/produ...&categoryId=38

I have to admit the new Mallory coil is much smaller than I had anicipated, and in black shouldn't be as obvious as some of the other coils they make. When I saw it in pictures I thought it was going to be monstrous, but it's not even as wide as a pen.
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Jason and I (thanks a ton, Jason!!) installed the Mallory system this weekend. We started at 1PM yesterday, and finished it up today at 1PM. The big issue was that the infrared ignition module that came installed in the Mallory distributor was inoperable. When I had ordered everything, this was the one piece I was told to order a spare of as well a cap and rotor, but there were no ignition modules in stock to ship originally with my first order. It took an hour + to finally diagnose that the e spark ignition module was why we weren't getting any spark. Ordered the part last night from Advance Auto Parts and they had it available this AM at 9. Installed that and she fired right up. Adjusted the timing and topped her up with oil and off we went for a test drive. The truck used to have a lag off the line, but now it jumps right off the line, and now feels like it has more consistent linear (or bell curve) power through the gears as opposed to previously when the power felt more hump-back like in terms of power through each gear. So I'm happy. Plus everything is black under the hood now as well. Looks sexy! Haha. Calling Mallory tomorrow to have them send me an eSpark spare for free since I'm kind of pissed that I had to spend $113 on that this morning after having already spent hundreds on their products.

Here are some before, during, and after pics.

Oh and before anyone says anything, I'll probably reorient that #2 ignition wire on the distributor cap, so that it doesn't potentially interfere with #8.
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