The Industry installs various makes of ignition distributors into the engines it sells.
These are Delco, Prestolite, Mallory, Autolite and Mercury. It is the customers responsibility to know what distributor is
in the boat being serviced.
All Chevy 4 & 6 Cyl. inline engines use Delco distributors. Chevy V6 engines with breaker points use Prestolite distributors. Mercury and Autolite distributors were only installed
in MC engines.
4 cylinder sterndrive engines use Delco distributors.
engines with Mallory distributors (about 90% of all V8's with breaker point ignitions use Mallory distributors) use Tall cap
All V8 sterndrive engines with Prestolite distributors use the clip on cap and rotor.
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