Product Summary

351C, 396, 400, External Ignition Box Required, Natural

    Key Specs

    MFG. Part #8569
    Cap TypeHEI / Male
    Advance TypeNone

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    MSD 8569 Details

    The MSD Low-Profile Ford Crank Trigger Distributor is designed specifically for dual carb sheet metal intakes and must be used with an MSD Flying Magnet Crank Trigger system. The Low Profile distributor uses a large diameter distributor cap which allows it to carry the high voltage outputs of an MSD race ignition. For high-rpm stability, the Low Profile Distributors housing is CNC machined from a solid billet of 6061-T6 aluminum. Inside this precision housing, a heat-treated 9/16 diameter distributor shaft is guided by an upper sealed ball bearing for high rpm endurance and stability.

    Installation Instructions (PDF)

    Installation Instructions (PDF)

    • Designed to fit low in the block for racing applications with sheet metal intake manifold combinations
    • CNC machined billet aluminum housing and Dupont Rynite base
    • Polished steel shaft with a QPQ coating for friction reduction
    • Shaft is guided by a sealed ball bearing
    • Must be used with an MSD Crank Trigger and MSD Ignition Control
    • Supplied with large diameter HEI style distributor cap and rotor
    • Supplied with bronze gear
    • No CARB Exemption Order Number
    • Must be used with an MSD Crank Trigger
    • Must be used with an MSD Ignition Control
    • Fits 351C-460

    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 8569 Specifications

    MFG. Part #8569
    Cap TypeHEI / Male
    Advance TypeNone
    External Ignition Box RequiredYes
    Cap Terminal StyleHEI / Male
    Trigger StyleCrank Trigger
    Hall EffectNo
    Sync SignalNo
    Trigger SensorsSingle
    Gear MaterialBronze
    Gear RotationStandard
    Ignition Box RequiredYes
    Mechanical Tach DriveNo
    Slip CollarNo
    Housing MaterialBillet Aluminum
    Housing FinishNatural
    Marine UseNo
    Sold in QuantityEach
    NotesDistributor is designed specifically for dual-carb sheet metal intakes and must be used with an MSD Flying Magnet crank trigger system.
    GTIN Code085132085699