Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Bensenville, IL
I just bought a Mallory unilite distributor (used) that's supposed to work with any chevy v8 from the beggining of time til today. It's not a vaccum advance, I guess it advances based on something else. What I don't understand is how that works with the ECM. Does the ECM get a return signal from the stock distributor that let's it know how much it advanced or is there just a signal sent to the distributor? I would guess that there is just a signal sent to the distributor so putting in one that does it own advancing wouldn't interfer with the ECM's calculations. I like the fuel injection and don't want to put on a carb but I also don't want this distributor to mess anything up.
Also, does anyone know how to check out the module for this type of distributor. I wanna make sure it works before I put it in. Any info would be appreciated.