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MSD 8579 Ford 302 Small Diameter Pro-Billet Distributor
MSD 8579 Ford 302 Small Diameter Pro-Billet Distributor

MSD 8579 Ford 302 Small Diameter Pro-Billet Distributor

302 Ford Small Block V8, Not Computer-Controlled Compatible, HEI / Male Cap Terminal Style, Red

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MSD 8579 Ford 302 Small Diameter Pro-Billet Distributor
MSD 8579 Ford 302 Small Diameter Pro-Billet Distributor
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Computer-Controlled Compatible:
No
Cap Terminal Style:
HEI / Male
Advance Type:
Mechanical
Trigger Style:
Magnetic
Hall Effect:
No
Sync Signal:
No
Trigger Sensors:
Single
Gear Material:
Iron
Gear Rotation:
Standard
Distributor Cap Color:
Red
Ignition Box Required:
Yes
Mechanical Tach Drive:
No
Slip Collar:
No
Housing Material:
Billet Aluminum
Housing Finish:
Natural
Emissions:
California EO Approved
Marine Use:
No
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Each
GTIN Code:
085132085798

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MSD engineers fit all of their high performance distributor experience into a special compact housing designed to be less obtrusive for Ford engines. The diameter of the special cap and housing are 5/8 smaller than stock Ford distributors providing extra room in front of the engine. The new MSD cap features spark plug style terminals and is firmly screwed down to the housing. The distributor relies on MSDs race proven magnetic pick-up and precision reluctor to deliver accurate trigger signals to the MSD Ignition throughout high rpm. The reluctor assembly is turned by a hardened steel shaft which rides in a sealed ball bearing for high rpm stability and endurance. Mounted to the top of this shaft is a fully adjustable mechanical advance assembly. The rate at which the chro-moly assembly advances the timing is easily controlled by changing the supplied advance springs and stop bushing for total advance.

Installation Instructions (PDF)

Installation Instructions (PDF)

Installation Instructions (PDF)

  • Billet housing is 5/8 smaller in diameter than stock Ford distributors
  • Easy-to-adjust mechanical advance with supplied springs and stop bushings
  • CNC machined billet aluminum housing and billet aluminum base
  • Maintenance-free magnetic pickup and precision reluctor create stable trigger signals throughout the rpm range
  • Polished steel shaft is QPQ coated and guided by a sealed ball bearing
  • Advance plate and weights are fine blanked from chrome moly steel and QPQ coated for friction reduction
  • Mechanical advance assembly can be locked out for crank trigger systems
  • Advance weight pins are staked and tig welded to the plate
  • Nylon pads ensure smooth operation of the advance weights
  • Supplied with small diameter cap with HEI style terminals and race rotor (will accept 8441 Cap-A-Dapt)
  • Must be used with an MSD Ignition Control
  • No CARB Exemption Order Number

Notes

Small base diameter for extra clearance. For use with flat tappet camshafts. Roller cams should use a steel gear.
Some parts are not legal for use in California or other states with similar laws/regulations

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