Distributor, Chevy V8, with Vacuum Advance
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MSD Ignition Distributor, Chevy V8, with Vacuum Advance

Part No. 8361 Warranty Details  
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The street Pro-Billet is a popular route for people looking for proven race performance for their street cars. A vacuum advance canister provides economy and the proven MSD mechanical advance gives you the opportunity to dial-in a timing curve to fit your needs. Inside, an oversized steel shaft is QPQ coated for low friction and rides in a sealed ball bearing at the top of the distributor with an extra-long sintered bushing at the bottom. This combination keeps the shaft steady creating accurate spark delivery at any RPM. The street Pro-Billet relies on a magnetic pick-up to trigger the MSD Ignition control which delivers the powerful sparks to the coil. This pick-up is extremely accurate and never needs adjusting.

Product Features:
  • Designed for street/performance use with a mechanical and vacuum advance
  • Easy-to-adjust mechanical advance with supplied springs and stop bushings
  • Vacuum advance canister for improved economy (Can be locked out)
  • 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
  • Mechanical advance assembly can be locked out for crank trigger systems
  • Must be used with an MSD Ignition control
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Advance Type:Mechanical/ Vacuum
Breaker Point:No
Camshaft Gear Type:Factory Cam
Cap Attachment:Side Clips
Cap Clamps Included:Yes
Cap Mount Outside Diameter:5.125 in
Distributor Cap Included:Yes
Distributor Gear Material:Iron
Gear Material:Iron
GM HEI Type:No
Length in Engine:7.75 in
Module Included:No
Overall Length:7.375 in
Performance Rated:Yes
Point Type:High Output Magnetic Pickup
Rotor Button Included:Yes

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  • Q:

    so i have a Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS Coupe 2-Door 5.0L 305, 460 lift cam i believe... and a 650 cfm carburetor. Would this msd ignition help and work for my car..?? Its been bogging out somtimes when it idles low..? I believe my timeing needs adjusted too slightly..?
    Asked on 9/8/2013 by jay from California mr tire

    1 answer



      This MSD Ignition Distributor, Chevy V8, with Vacuum Advance - part# 8361 works for 1976-1980 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. This distributor may help. However, I would suggest taking your vehicle to a certified mechanic for a proper diagnosis before buying and having parts installed that may not (solve/be) the problem. For any further assistance, you may also call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

      Answered on 9/10/2013 by Vincent from AAP
  • Q:

    which port do i connect the vacuum advance to on my carb.
    Asked on 2/6/2012 by Anonymous from Salisbury MD 21804

    1 answer



      Vacuum Advance: The vacuum advance will advance the timing up to 10° during partial throttle driving (with 15 lbs of vacuum). The vacuum line should be routed to a ported vacuum outlet above the throttle plates. Also, please check the installation instruction for this part MSD Ignition Street Pro-Billet Distributor with Vacuum Advance, part number 8361 manufactured by MSD Ignition, that has been sent to your mail address.
      For compatibility of this part with your vehicle, please provide your vehicle make, model and engine specification.

      Answered on 2/7/2012 by Aaron from AAP
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