JFrommJFromm Posts: 346Senior Contributor
Did Hudson ever have a dual point distributor? A friend of mine has one on his54. Was this from another make of car?


  • LanceLance Posts: 1,144Member
    John These were aftermarket options.  One of the major manufactures was Mallory. They pretty much had dual point distributors for about any make years ago.
  • Park_WPark_W Posts: 2,538Senior Contributor
    edited November 2021
    I had a Mallory unit on my '38 8-cyl sedan.  It performed very well, even in the many "wound way up" occasions at the drag strip.  (And we won the class every time we took it there!)
  • JFrommJFromm Posts: 346Senior Contributor
    Thanks for the information
  • GlowplugGlowplug Posts: 2,390Expert Adviser
    Found on my website - Ignition System page :
  • HansHans Posts: 271Senior Contributor
    Don't for get the H 8 for 1930 to 32  had dual points
  • ToddhToddh Posts: 387Member
    Using a dual point distributor gives you a longer dwell time.  As you get to 8 cylinders and above, this becomes more important due to the decreased dwell. On 12 and 16 cylinder engines a dual point or even two separate distributors is required
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