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MSD 8365 Pro-Billet Chevy HEI Distributor

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MSD 8365 Pro-Billet Chevy HEI Distributor
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MSD 8365 Pro-Billet Chevy HEI Distributor

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The Chevrolet HEI Distributor is a favorite for muscle cars, street rods and even circle track racers. The integrated coil keeps underhood wiring clean, and for race cars, the idea of running one wire to the distributor keeps things simple. However, when it comes to performance, the stock HEI falls short. The MSD Pro-Billet HEI picks up where a stock HEI falls short with a digital module and high output coil, so there is plenty of spark energy combined with improved dwell and timing control. Ready to install in your engine!

  • Easy-to-adjust mechanical advance with supplied springs and stop bushings
  • Vacuum advance canister for improved economy (can be locked out)
  • CNC machined billet aluminum housing and billet aluminum base
  • Polished steel shaft is QPQ coated and guided by a sealed ball bearing
  • Advance plate and weights are fine blanked from chromoly steel and QPQ coated for friction reduction
  • Mechanical advance assembly can easily be locked out
  • Advance weight pins are staked and tig welded to the plate
  • Nylon pads ensure smooth operation of the advance weights
  • Special oil tract improves lubrication to the distributor and cam gear
  • Supplied with a 7.5 amp, single spark, inductive discharge ignition module
  • Epoxy filled 42,000 Volt coil with .31 OHMs resistance
  • Full spark energy output to 9,000 RPM
  • Supplied with brass terminal distributor cap and rotor
  • Iron distributor gear
  • Includes three sets of springs and four stop bushings
  • Dial in up to 24 different timing curves to match your driving needs

547-8365 Instructions (PDF)



  • 265-400 S/B Chevy
  • 396-454 B/B Chevy
  • Designed to replace GM HEI distributors that use a 4-Pin ignition module


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March 25, 2012
Installed this distributor in my modified. Before I installed I locked out the timing with the extra parts supplied with the distributor. Only thing I don't know is if I'm gonna get the bang for my buck cause the race season hasn't started yet! But I'm quite positive its a good unit.
  • Looks good
  • Easy adjustment
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Product Q&A

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How do you set the rev-limenter on a MSD PRO-BILLET CHEVY DISTRIBUTOR PART # 8365 383 CHEVY STROKER

ERICK, OK. 73645
September 26, 2014

How do you set the rev-limenter on a MSD PRO-BILLET CHEVY DISTRIBUTOR PART # 8365 383 CHEVY STROKER


September 29, 2014
There is a dial on the module that you turn to adjust the rev limit. Page 7 of the instructions explains the adjustment. The instructions are available here:
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will this work onany tripower.will it clear the carbs,

Michigan, USA
January 28, 2013

will this work onany tripower.will it clear the carbs,


February 23, 2013
yes, it will clear tri-power carbs as it is the same dimensions as a stock GM HEI unit.If it is an aftermarket tripower-mock it up with your old stock unit-if it clears than this one will also.
January 29, 2013
This MSD pro billet distributor is the same basic specs as a GM HEI and will have interference issues on most Tri-power carb set ups.
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If I'm running a dual quad high rise weiand intake what would be a good distributer to use because I was told that I cannot use HEI because they don't clear the intake

Northwood, NH
March 09, 2012

If I'm running a dual quad high rise weiand intake what would be a good distributer to use because I was told that I cannot use HEI because they don't clear the intake


February 23, 2013
Before you go looking for a different distributor, mock up your setup using your old distributor to see if it fits.If it does fit, this distributor will fit perfectly as the dimensions are exactly the same as a stock GM HEI> If it does not fit,look towards a magneto setup as their dimensions are much smaller and you may need the kick a mag gives as your setup sounds pretty stout.
March 12, 2012
You will need a distributor with the small cap design like a GM points distributor had. MSD, Powerfire, Flamethrower, etc. have distributors with small caps.
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