Product Summary

Chevy Small Block V8, Chevy Big Block V8, Slip Collar

    Key Specs

    MFG. Part #8356
    Cap TypeHEI / Male

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    MSD 8356 Details

    This distributor was designed for the rigors of oval track racing. Built of 6061-T6 aluminum and features two magnetic pick-ups. This allows you to run two separate ignition systems and switch to the second system if the first fails, without a timing change. Must be used with MSD 6, 7, 8 or 10 series boxes. Fits small block Chevy V8.

    • Dual magnetic pickups are placed 180° apart to provide a complete redundant ignition system for racing applications
    • Easy-to-adjust mechanical advance with supplied springs and stop bushings
    • Advance plate and weights are fine blanked from Chromoly steel and QPQ coated for friction reduction
    • Advance weight pins are staked and tig welded to the plate
    • Nylon pads ensure smooth operation of the advance weights
    • CNC machined billet aluminum housing and billet aluminum base
    • 0.500” steel shaft is QPQ coated and guided by a sealed ball bearing and an extra long sintered bushing
    • Special oil tract improves lubrication to the distributor and cam gear
    • O-ring seals can be installed for oil pressure control (modified blocks only)
    • Adjustable slip collar mounting flange for engines with modified deck heights
    • Will not accept a vacuum advance canister
    • Mechanical advance assembly can be locked out for crank trigger systems
    • Supplied with an HEI style distributor cap and rotor and accepts a Cap-A-Dapt
    • Must be used with an MSD 6, 7, 8, or 10 Series Ignition







    CARB Warning

    For race/ off road use only

    Emissions warning: this part only legal for sale or use in California for racing (competition) vehicles which may never be used, registered, or licensed for use upon a public highway. Any other use renders the vehicle tampered and not legal for use on California public highways (any public street or roadway, public dirt road, public park, or publicly maintained right of way open to the use of the public for vehicular travel). Violations subject to $37,500 penalty per violation per vehicle, revocation of registration, loss of use on California public right of ways, and proof of correction for tampering. There are similar restrictions and penalties under federal law and the laws of all other states with penalties under federal law of up to approximately $45,268 per tampered vehicle and/or engine.

    MSD 8356 Specifications

    MFG. Part #8356
    Cap TypeHEI / Male
    External Ignition Box RequiredYes
    Cap Terminal StyleHEI / Male
    Advance TypeMechanical
    Trigger StyleMagnetic
    Hall EffectNo
    Sync SignalNo
    Trigger SensorsDual
    Gear MaterialMelonized
    Gear RotationStandard
    Ignition Box RequiredYes
    Mechanical Tach DriveNo
    Slip CollarYes
    Housing MaterialBillet Aluminum
    Housing FinishNatural
    Rotor RotationClockwise
    Marine UseNo
    Sold in QuantityEach
    GTIN Code085132083565