Approval Details

Valid E.O.


This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on August 28, 1981.
As of Monday, October 21st, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

1979 and older Ford, EXCEPT: (1) Vehicles with 4 cylinder engine (2) Vehicles using EEC II engine controls(3) Vehicles with vacuum retard ignition systems

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-70-6
  • Executive Order 70-6 / D70-6
  • ARB # D-70-6
  • Executive Order No: D-70-6
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-70-6
  • Resolution D-70-6
For Free CARB Executive Order Status verification, email an image of the device Executive Order label as well as the Year/Make/Model and Test Group # of the vehicle to [email protected]

Download: Executive Order D-70-6 PDF

D-70-6 Document:

                                                               (Page 1 of 7)

                           State of California
                          ~ AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                          EXECUTIVE ORDER D—70—6
              ~Relating to Exemptions under Section 27156
                           of the Vehicle Code

                             MALLORY ELECTRIC

 Pursuant to the authority vested in the Air Resources Board by Sectton
_ 27156 of the Vehicle Code; and                           .

 Pursuant to the authority vested in the undersigned by Sections 39515
 and 39516 of the Health and Safety Code and Executive Order G—45—5;

  IT IS QORDERED AND RESOLVED: That the installation of the Unilite .
  Ignition System manufactured by Maliory Electric, 1801 Oregon Street,
 Carson City, NY 89701, has been found not to reduce the effectiveness
 of required motor vehicle pollution control devices and, therefore,
 is exempt from the prohibitions of Section 27156 of the Vehicle Code
 for 1979 and older model year Ford vehicles except for the following:

      1)   Ford vehicles having. a four .cylinder engine.
      2)   Ford vehicles using EEC II engine controls.
      3)   Ford vehicles having vacuum retard ignition systems.

 This Executive Order is valid provided that installation instructions
 for this device will not recommend tuning the vehicle to specifications
 different from those submitted by the device manufacturer.

 Changes made to the design or operating conditions of the device, as
 exempted by the Air Resources Board, that adversely affect the performance
 ofda vehicie‘s pollution control system shall invalidate this Executlve

 Marketing of this device using an identification other than that shown
 in this Executive Order or marketing of this device for an application
 other than those listed in this Executive Order shall be prohibited unléss
 prior approval is obtained from the Air Resources Board.~ Exemption of a
 kit shall not be construed as an exemption to sell, offer for sale or
 advertise any component of a kit as an individual device.

 This Executive Order does not constitute any opinion as to the effect
 that the use of this device may have on any warranty either expressed
 or implied by the vehicle manufacturer.

~MALLORY ELECTRIC                                  EXECUTIVE ORDER D—70—6
                                                        (Page 2 of 2)

 ALLEGED BENEFITS OF THE Unitile Ignition System.

No claim of any kind, such as "Approved by Air Resources Board" may be
 made with respect to the action taken herein in any advert1s1ng or. other
—oral or written communication.

Section 17500 of the Business and Professions Code makes untrue or
misleading advertising unlawful, and Section 17534 makes violation
punishable as a misdemeanor.

 Section 43644 of the Health and Safety Code pfovides as follows:

      "43644.   (a) No person shall install, sell, offer for sale, or
     advertise, or, except in an application to the state board for
     certification of a device, represent, any device as a motor vehicle
     pollution control device for use on any used motor vehicle unless
     that device has been certified by the state board. No person shall
     sell, offer for sale, advertise, or represent any motor vehicle
     pollution control device as a certified device which, in fact, is
     not a certified device. Any violation of this subdivision is a

 Any apparent violation of the conditions of this Executive Order will be
 submitted to the Attorney General of California for such action as he
 deems advisable.

 Executed at E1 Monte, California, this :Zé(¢1;ay of August, 1981.

                                           rachand, Chief
                                    Mobile Source Control Division

                          State of California
                          AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                              Staff Report

                             August 21, 1981
Evaluation of Mallory Electric‘s, "Unilite Ignition System" in Accordance
with Section 2222, Title 13 of the California Administrative Code.


      Mallory Electric, 1801 Oregon Street, Carson City, Nevada     89701,
has applied for an exemption from the prohibitions in Section 27156 of

the California Vehicle Code for its "Unilite Ignition System".      The

applicant requests exemption for 1979 and older Ford vehicles having a

V—8 or a six cylinder engine and using either Ketering ignition (points

type) or electronic ignition system.   The Unilite Ignition System is not

applicable to any Ford vehicle which is equipped with an Electronic

Emission Control System (EEC II} or has ignition vacuum retard system.


      The Unilite Ignition System consists of an aftermarket ignition

distributor and a separate ignition coil.      The Unilite ignition distributor

replaces the OEM ignition distributor and the electronic ignition control

module.   Mallory prefers that the Unilite coil be used with the Unilite

distributor; however, the OEM coil will function just as well.

      The Unilite distributor is designed with external appearances

similar to an OEM one.   The Unilite distributor uses an infra red light

source as the switching mechanism and has an externally adjustable

centrifugal mechanism and an adjustable vacuum advance mechanism.

       The infra red switching mechanism is housed inside the distributor.

The constant light source is interrupted by a modified circular rotor

with 8 or 6 windows equally spaced around its circumference.        The elec—

tronic controls for switching are encased in the light source assembly.

       There is an access port for adjusting the centrifugal advance

mechanism on the body of the distributor.      The only adjustments that can

be performed are bending of the spring towers to increase or decrease

spring tension which controls the rate (degrees of advance at a certain

rpm) of the mechanical spark advance.       Replacement of weights or springs

requires the disassembly of the distributor.       The vacuum advance mecha—

nism can be adjusted by removing the hose port connection and changing

the spring or the plunger.

       The Mallory ignition coil which is recommended by Mallory for use

with the Unilite distributor is capable of a 40 KV (40,000 volts) output.


       The applicant submitted comparative exhaust emission tests performed

by System Control, Inc., in Anaheim, CA, as evidence that the Unilite

Ignition System would not cause an emissions impact.         The test vehicle

used is described in Table 1 and the test results are given in Table 2.

The percentage changes in emissions from the baseline results are shown

in parentheses.

                                  Table 1
                         Test Vehicle Description

                                Engine            Emission         Odometer
Year        Make      Mode1      Type             Controls         Mileage

 79         Ford      T—Bird     V—8              EGR, AIR, 0C       4ZK

                                     Table 2

                     Comparative Exhaust Emission Tests

                             Exhaust Emissions (gm/mi)
                                                                    Fuel Economy
Test Type              HC               £O               NOx           (MPG)

CVS—75 Baseline        0.4               4.2              0.8            11.9
CVS—75 Device          0.4(0)            3.5(—17%)       0.8(0)          12.2{(3%)
     The applicant also submitted distributor advance curves for randomly

selected distributors.        The submitted Mallory curves have been superimposed

with the OEM ones and are shown in Table 3.          The ARB did not perform

confirmatory testing of the Unilite Ignition System.

     The ignition system of an automobile is emission related.          It can

drastically affect vehicular emissions if it is not precisely calibrated

to specifications.     The emission data submitted by the applicant demonstrated

that the Unilite Ignition System is capable of replacing the OEM system

without creating an adverse emissions impact.

     Mallory has purchased Mitchel] Manuals as the standard reference
material.    Mitchel] Manuals were found to be quite accurate for distributor

advance specifications.        Mallory would match the OEM curve from the

reference manual with proper Unilite distributor for replacement.


     The staff finds that the Unilite Ignition System meets the ARB

evaluation criteria.     The staff, therefore, recommends that the Unilite

Ignition System be exempted from the prohibition in Section 27156 of the

California Vehicle Code for 1979 and older Ford distributors except for

the following:

       i)   Ford vehicles having a four cylinder engine.

      ii)   Ford vehicles using EEC II engine controls.

     111)   Ford vehicles having vacuum retard ignition systems.

Executive Order D—70—6 has been prepared for Mallory Electric‘s Unilite

Ignition System.

                                                     Table 3
                            Comparison of CEM and Mal lory Distributor Specifications

                                     25                                    15

    Qist. #: 76TF 12100KA
      Application: 76 Mustang 20                                         L 10
     _Engine:     2800 CC




        Dist. #: D7DE 12127JA
        Application: 77 Mustang
        Engine: 302 CID         20

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        Dist. #: D7AE 12127UA
        Application: 78 Ford LTD
        Engine:   351 M/400 CID      20


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                                                                                                 (ieme Tolerance
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                                                                                                    numme Tolerance

                                                                                                    M Mallory Tolerance

                                          Distributor Speed (in RPM)
                                          and Manifold Vacuum (in "Hg)

Document Created: 2005-09-01 12:44:32
Document Modified: 2005-09-01 12:44:32

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