Distributor, Flathead Ford, Ready to Run, '49-'53
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MSD Ignition Distributor, Flathead Ford, Ready to Run, '49-'53

Part No. 8573 Warranty Details  

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Early flathead racers and cruisers alike will be excited to see these front mount flathead distributors! These distributors are built around a CNC-machined billet aluminum housing for precise tolerances. The distributor is topped off with our own crab cap with spark plug style terminals for improved wire connections. Just under the cap and Rynite race rotor is MSD’s adjustable mechanical advance. This assembly features chromoly construction with Tig-welded weight pins to secure the precision fine blanked weights. MSD supplies different advance springs and stop bushings so you can dial-in an advance curve to meet your flathead’s specs. Just under the advance is MSD’s race-proven magnetic pick-up. This pickup, combined with a reluctor, produces accurate trigger signals that are responsible for firing the MSD Ignition control. Bring your flathead up to date with MSD Performance.

Product Features:
  • Housing machined out of CNC billet aluminum
  • Simple and clean installation with only three wires to connect
  • Powerful built-in module produces a 7.5 amp single spark through high RPM
  • Easy-to-adjust mechanical advance with supplied springs and stop bushings
  • Vacuum advance canister for improved economy (can be locked out)
  • Maintenance-free magnetic pickup and precision reluctor create stable trigger signals throughout the RPM range
  • CNC machined billet aluminum housing and billet aluminum base
  • Polished steel shaft is QPQ coated and guided by a sealed ball bearing
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Advance Type:Mechanical/ Vacuum
Breaker Point:No
Camshaft Gear Type:Factory Cam
Cap Attachment:Spring Clips
Cap Clamps Included:Yes
Cap Mount Outside Diameter:5.125 in
Distributor Cap Included:Yes
Distributor Gear Material:No Gear Used
Gear Material:No Gear Used
GM HEI Type:No
Length in Engine:4.005/4.001 in
Module Included:Yes
Point Type:High Output Magnetic Pickup
Rotor Button Included:Yes
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