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Mallory Ignition 5072101 32-41 Flathead 3 Bolt Electronic Distributor


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Mallory Magnetic Breakerless Electronic Distributor for 1932-1941 Ford Flathead V8 with the 3-bolt mount. Includes Mallory Super-Duty cap (points style) and rotor with brass terminals.

  • Adjustable mechanical advance
  • Self-lubricating bushings provide years of trouble-free service
  • Easy 3-wire hookup
  • Does not require an external control box
  • For 12 volt systems only

500-5071601 Instructions (PDF)


Note: This distributor requires 1.4 ohms of coil resistance. If you are using a coil with less than 1.4 ohms, you must us a ballast resistor that will achieve the required 1.4 ohm total resistance. If you are using coil # 447-45001, no resistor will be required.


  • Measures approx. 4" from where it sits on the front cover to the outside of the cap
  • Some '42-'48 models may encounter some water pump/fan interference due to slight increase in distributor length (modification maybe required)

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500-2571601 Instructions (PDF)

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