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.
4 & 6 Cyl. inline engines use Delco distributors.
All Chevy V6 engines with breaker points
use Prestolite distributors.
Mercury and Autolite distributors were only installed in MC engines.
All 4 cylinder sterndrive
engines use Delco distributors.
All V8 sterndrive engines with Mallory distributors (about
90% of all V8's with breaker point ignitions use Mallory distributors) use Tall cap and rotor.
V8 sterndrive engines with Prestolite distributors use the clip on cap and rotor.
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