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Marelli distributor - keep, toss, rebuild, hunt for parts?

My 914/6 has a Marelli distributor. I am patient. Should I just keep my eye out for the occasional cap and rotor that come up for sale from time-to-time? Can they be rebuilt? By who? Given that most people have swapped out their Marelli's for Bosch parts by now should used Marelli's be available to cannibalize for spare parts?

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Toss it and find a Bosch...
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There was a set of parts on ebay,Rotor/Cap/Points I think they were asking $225.00 with buy it know,My six was converted to Bosch,I kind of like the orginal,But that may be just me.
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Yeah, I saw that auction. That's what prompted the question. I found a Marelli-to-Bosch page http://www.911t.org/tech_tips/marelli-bosch1.htm that suggested that new Bosch distributors were going for $600 and up a couple years ago. Pelican lists them as NLA. $225 for the full "top end" for the Marelli doesn't sound so bad assuming what I've got now works okay. (I have no reason to believe it is borked.)

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If you can keep yours going, that's cool. But it might not be a bad idea to keep your eyes open for a decent Bosch replacement--the parts for those are still available new, unlike the Marelli bits.

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I converted to Bosch and put the Marelli in the box for future restoration.
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skip the bosch and go with a mallory unilite.
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Space for a distributor on a Six is pretty tight. I'd worry that the large Mallory distributor would have problems fitting... I also was not aware that they made fix-cylinder distributors for the 911 engine.

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Oops. I didn't notice it was a 6. Maybe the part that said 914/6 was too obtuse.
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