Re: HEI vs. Dual Point Malory
One thing I can guess from all these responses, is, that the majority of you folks are a lot younger than I am. I had single points and dual points in the 30's, the 40's, and beyond. I still run points, on vehicles that I use for off-road, in very remote locations. Don't get me wrong, I'm in favor of the 'modern-way' for 'on-highway', and for my Jeep that I use for just 'casual' off-roading, close to civilization. But, for very remote excursions, where I mostly have to take care of myself, and where I have to carry spares for whatever I feel might need spares, and where I might need 'boon-dock' help from local natives, I still use basic carburetors and points. They are almost fool-proof, no matter where. Even though the majority of you folks might not agree with me, I believe that the owner of a 42 GPW might understand. (And, I also happen to have a 42 GPW, still with a 134 .)
So, what would I say to this person?? If the vehicle is going to be used for the street, and casual off-roading, go with the modern stuff. If it's a vehicle that is going to see, maybe, a few hundred-to-a-thousand miles per year, and if you tow it to where you play, why not keep the points?
And, to anyone that might want to part with a dual-point mallory, please let me know. Especially, if you happen to have them for pre-60's-back-to-the-30's vehicles.