considering a magneto..advice please

Old 06-24-2008, 05:29 AM
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Olds,
Go with a Mallory Mag!
If you use any Mallory below a Super Mag 3,then the Magnets will Need service Yearly!
If you go with a Super Mag 4(Which i would Recomend)They have a Rare Earth Magnet,which NEVER Needs Charging!
I have Mallory 2,3,4,and also a Very HOT #5!
As far as the Limiter,PSI Limiter is the way to Go!It sets directly under the Mag and can be set for your Limit!
You can get a Good 4 with Coil for about 400.00 to 500.00.The PSI will set you back about another 300.00 to 400.00.
I'll Take a Mallory ANY DAY over the MSD Stuff!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 06-24-2008, 08:26 AM
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I ran a Sprint Mag for 4 years and a Sprint Mag II for 10 years and NEVER had the magnets charged in either one.

I have been told the same thing many times by others.

If your running N/A on Gas / Alky anything above a Sprint Mag II is overkill and there will be nothing to gain.

Talk to Spud http://www.fuelinjectionenterprises.com/

or Ziggy ( Don Zig ) http://www.donzig.com/ ... either will give you the facts

Evidently Zig isnt taking any new work in ... and hasnt been for most of this year that I know of.

Good Luck either way you go !!
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Old 06-24-2008, 08:39 AM
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besides all the stuff mentioned above...you can also sneak up behind someone with the mag and hold it up close to the back of their neck...and then give her a big spin to say hello. ...They will be really shocked to see you....

at least that is what I've been told.
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Old 06-24-2008, 08:42 AM
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dcarr511 and murph convinced me Spud Miller is a go to guy for mags, he is! Thanks, guys, he recharged my magnets and it's good as new. He's a delight to do business with, I really can't say enough good things about him. And yes Tod74, you can do that, ask my wife, she was mad at ne for a week after, wont do that anymore. I expect it's good for an a$$kickin if you do it to the wrong person! :wink:
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Old 06-24-2008, 08:44 AM
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I thought about uising one too...for the exact same reason as olds48... charging is a pain.
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Old 06-24-2008, 12:53 PM
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Thanks guys.Alot of good info here.I really appreciate it.People in my neck of the woods have an unnatural hate for Mallory.I don't get it.Mine has always held up good.Ya'll talk about "servicing the magnets"?What does that involve and what does it cost??
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Old 06-24-2008, 06:57 PM
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i'm going with a mallory super maglll myself.blown alky inj 540bbc.autometer makes a rev limiter for the mallory and the vertex mags..they are called AUTOMETER PRO CONTROL;;mine is part no#5309 it is for blown engines..
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Old 08-04-2008, 07:07 PM
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I ran vertex mags. for years have been using msd 7al for about 8 years the vertex mags are good I had no trouble with them.But by all means don't weld on the car with the mag in it you will distroy it!
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Old 08-09-2008, 03:49 PM
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A mag is a dumb idea for a bracket car. Use a MSD7AL2 and put an alternater in the car. All my problems went away when I tossed my vertex back in the 80's
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Old 08-10-2008, 06:25 AM
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What kind of alternator are you using?I was just using a stock GM one wire,and it wasn't cutting it.
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