Product Summary

HEI / Male Cap Type, HEI / Male Cap Terminal Style, Red

  • Features a HEI/male cap and terminal style
  • Maintenance free magnetic pickup for unsurpassed reliability
  • Designed to fit the 1949-1953 Ford Flathead V8 engines
  • Housing material is made from billet aluminum and features a natural finish
  • Shaft diameter measures 0.47"

Key Specs

MFG. Part #8573
Cap TypeHEI / Male
Advance TypeMechanical and Vacuum

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MSD 8573 Details

Early Flathead racers and cruisers alike will be excited to see these front mount flathead distributors! MSD Ready-to-Run distributors do not need an external control box, so theres a simple and clean installation with only three wires to connect. Features a maintenance free magnetic pickup for unsurpassed reliability. Has HEI style terminals.  For 12 volt negative ground applications only.

Designed for 1949-1953 Ford Flathead V8 engines.




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CARB Warning

For race/ off road use or for use on pre-1966 vehicles.

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, or if installed in vehicles model-year 1965 or older; motorcycles model-year 1977 or older; or off-highway recreational vehicles (such as off-road motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles) model-year 1996 and older. 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 8573 Specifications

MFG. Part #8573
Cap TypeHEI / Male
Advance TypeMechanical and Vacuum
Speedway Motors Catalog Part #547-8573
External Ignition Box RequiredNo
Cap Terminal StyleHEI / Male
Trigger StyleMagnetic
Hall EffectNo
Sync SignalNo
Trigger SensorsSingle
Gear MaterialIron
Gear RotationStandard
Distributor Cap ColorRed
Ignition Box RequiredNo
Mechanical Tach DriveNo
Slip CollarYes
Housing MaterialBillet Aluminum
Housing FinishNatural
Shaft Diameter0.47"
Rotor RotationClockwise
Marine UseNo
Sold in QuantityEach
NotesPigtail & Hardware is included
GTIN Code085132085736