8529 - MSD Distributor


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Part #: 8529
Notes: Ready-To-Run Distributor
MSRP: $477.95
Your Price: $429.95

All Fitments

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Year Model SubModel Cylinders Liter Aspiration Eng Desg. Fuel Notes
1965 - 1970 442 ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL
1971 - 1971 442 ALL V8 7.5 ALL ALL ALL
1965 - 1977 98 ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL
1972 - 1974 98 ALL V8 7.5 ALL ALL ALL w/ T Engine VIN;
1972 - 1975 98 ALL V8 7.5 ALL ALL ALL
1974 - 1974 98 ALL V8 7.5 ALL ALL ALL w/ U Engine VIN;
1978 - 1979 98 ALL V8 6.6 ALL ALL ALL
1978 - 1980 98 ALL V8 5.7 ALL ALL ALL
1980 - 1984 98 ALL V8 5.0 ALL ALL ALL
1971 - 1975 CUSTOM CRUISER ALL V8 7.5 ALL ALL ALL
1972 - 1974 CUSTOM CRUISER ALL V8 7.5 ALL ALL ALL w/ T Engine VIN;
1973 - 1980 CUSTOM CRUISER ALL V8 5.7 ALL ALL ALL
1976 - 1990 CUSTOM CRUISER ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL
1977 - 1979 CUSTOM CRUISER ALL V8 6.6 ALL ALL ALL
1980 - 1985 CUSTOM CRUISER ALL V8 5.0 ALL ALL ALL
1965 - 1977 CUTLASS ALL V8 6.6 ALL ALL ALL
1968 - 1980 CUTLASS ALL V8 5.7 ALL ALL ALL
1970 - 1976 CUTLASS ALL V8 7.5 ALL ALL ALL
1972 - 1974 CUTLASS ALL V8 5.7 ALL ALL ALL w/ K Engine VIN;
1972 - 1974 CUTLASS ALL V8 7.5 ALL ALL ALL w/ U Engine VIN;
1979 - 1980 CUTLASS CALAIS ALL V8 5.7 ALL ALL ALL
1982 - 1984 CUTLASS CALAIS ALL V8 5.0 ALL ALL ALL
1980 - 1980 CUTLASS CRUISER ALL V8 5.7 ALL ALL ALL
1981 - 1983 CUTLASS CRUISER ALL V8 5.0 ALL ALL ALL
1975 - 1976 CUTLASS SALON ALL V8 7.5 ALL ALL ALL
1975 - 1979 CUTLASS SALON ALL V8 5.7 ALL ALL ALL
1977 - 1977 CUTLASS SALON ALL V8 6.6 ALL ALL ALL
1985 - 1987 CUTLASS SALON ALL V8 5.0 ALL ALL ALL
1971 - 1976 CUTLASS SUPREME ALL V8 7.5 ALL ALL ALL
1971 - 1980 CUTLASS SUPREME ALL V8 5.7 ALL ALL ALL
1972 - 1974 CUTLASS SUPREME ALL V8 5.7 ALL ALL ALL w/ K Engine VIN;
1972 - 1974 CUTLASS SUPREME ALL V8 7.5 ALL ALL ALL w/ U Engine VIN;
1977 - 1977 CUTLASS SUPREME ALL V8 6.6 ALL ALL ALL
1982 - 1988 CUTLASS SUPREME ALL V8 5.0 ALL ALL ALL
1976 - 1976 CUTLASS TIARA ALL V8 5.7 ALL ALL ALL
1976 - 1976 CUTLASS TIARA ALL V8 7.5 ALL ALL ALL
1967 - 1967 DELMONT 88 ALL V8 7.0 ALL ALL ALL
1968 - 1968 DELMONT 88 ALL V8 5.7 ALL ALL ALL
1965 - 1967 DELTA 88 ALL V8 7.0 ALL ALL ALL
1968 - 1976 DELTA 88 ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL
1972 - 1974 DELTA 88 ALL V8 5.7 ALL ALL ALL w/ K Engine VIN;
1972 - 1974 DELTA 88 ALL V8 7.5 ALL ALL ALL w/ T Engine VIN;
1972 - 1975 DELTA 88 ALL V8 7.5 ALL ALL ALL
1974 - 1980 DELTA 88 ALL V8 5.7 ALL ALL ALL
1974 - 1974 DELTA 88 ALL V8 7.5 ALL ALL ALL w/ R Engine VIN;
1974 - 1974 DELTA 88 ALL V8 7.5 ALL ALL ALL w/ U Engine VIN;
1977 - 1979 DELTA 88 ALL V8 6.6 ALL ALL ALL
1980 - 1985 DELTA 88 ALL V8 5.0 ALL ALL ALL
1965 - 1966 F85 ALL V8 6.6 ALL ALL ALL
1968 - 1971 F85 ALL V8 5.7 ALL ALL ALL
1970 - 1972 F85 ALL V8 7.5 ALL ALL ALL
1972 - 1972 F85 ALL V8 5.7 ALL ALL ALL w/ K Engine VIN;
1972 - 1972 F85 ALL V8 7.5 ALL ALL ALL w/ U Engine VIN;
1965 - 1965 JETSTAR I ALL V8 7.0 ALL ALL ALL
1973 - 1974 OMEGA ALL V8 5.7 ALL ALL ALL w/ K Engine VIN;
1974 - 1977 OMEGA ALL V8 5.7 ALL ALL ALL
1965 - 1966 STARFIRE ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL
1966 - 1978 TORONADO ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL
1979 - 1980 TORONADO ALL V8 5.7 ALL ALL ALL
1980 - 1985 TORONADO ALL V8 5.0 ALL ALL ALL
1968 - 1974 VISTA CRUISER ALL V8 5.7 ALL ALL ALL
1968 - 1969 VISTA CRUISER ALL V8 6.6 ALL ALL ALL
1970 - 1974 VISTA CRUISER ALL V8 7.5 ALL ALL ALL
1972 - 1974 VISTA CRUISER ALL V8 5.7 ALL ALL ALL w/ K Engine VIN;
1972 - 1974 VISTA CRUISER ALL V8 7.5 ALL ALL ALL w/ U Engine VIN;
1975 - 1975 VISTA CRUISER ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL

Product Description

MSD Billet and Pro-Billet are the finest performance and racing distributors available. Every feature is designed to provide the best in performance and endurance to top off your ignition system.

Ready-to-Run, E-Curve and HEI Distributors:
These are distributors have a built-in module. No ignition control is required and provide more than adequate spark output for street/strip applications.

Pro-Billet Distributors:
Most MSD Distributors must be used with an MSD Blaster Ignition, 6, 7, 8 or 10 Series Ignition Control.

General Information

Billet Housing
Like the multiple spark, CD ignition, MSD was the first to introduce a distributor housing machined from a billet of aluminum. MSD uses state-of-the-art Computerized Numerical Controlled (CNC) mills and lathes to create each housing. This procedure produces a flawless, lightweight distributor housing that is accurate to within 0.001”.

Shaft and Ball Bearing Guide
The complete line of MSD Distributors uses a polished steel shaft that receives a QPQ, or Tuftride coating. This process produces a durable finish that reduces friction and resists corrosion. To accurately guide this shaft, MSD uses a sealed ball bearing located at the top of the housing. At the bottom of the housing, an extra long sintered bushing controls the shaft. This combination keeps the shaft spinning smooth and accurately throughout 10,000+ rpm.

Magnetic Pickup
All of the MSD Distributors (except crank trigger models) use a high output magnetic pickup to trigger the ignition system . This pickup is completely maintenance-free requiring no adjustment ever. The pickup is mounted to the base of the distributor housing and plugs directly into your MSD Ignition Control. A trigger signal is created as a precision made reluctor (attached to the shaft) passes by. The reluctor has a “paddle” for each cylinder and when the paddle passes the pickup, a signal is created.

Adjustable Mechanical Advance
One of the most important features of the MSD Distributors is the adjustable mechanical advance assembly. The advance assembly allows you to accurately modify the advance curve to match your specific application. To start with, the advance plate is stamped and machined from chrome moly . Weight pins are then staked in and tig welded in place. This assembly, along with the weights, then receive a corrosion resistant QPQ coating. Nylon weight pads are installed under the weights to ensure smooth movement as the weights are pushed out from centrifugal force to advance the timing. The advance assembly is mounted on top of every MSD Distributor making adjustments a breeze. A variety of advance springs and stop bushings are supplied with each distributor giving you the ability to set up to 24 different curves.

CARB Approved Distributors
MSD offers distributors that have been approved by CARB for use in all the states. Each distributor features a vacuum advance for street economy.

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