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MSD Performance Distributor 8597

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Part # 8597
SKU # 139666
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Part #8597
SKU #139666
Trigger TypeMagnetic
Cap ColorRed
Shaft Diameter0.501in
Grade TypePerformance
Advance TypeMechanical
Ignition Coil IncludedNo
Housing MaterialBillet Aluminum
Coil Wire IncludedNo
Distributor Cap IncludedYes
Ignition Rotor IncludedYes
Gear MaterialIron
Starting on the inside, a 0.500 In. oversized steel shaft spins in a sealed ball bearing and sintered bushing for long endurance and accurate spark delivery throughout the entire RPM range. Mounted on top of the shaft is an easy-to-adjust chromoly mechanical advance assembly. Different advance springs and stop bushings are supplied so you can choose from 24 curves. A maintenance-free magnetic pick-up provides accurate trigger signals to your MSD Ignition control. A precision-manufactured reluctor that is connected to the shaft is responsible for triggering the pick-up. The distributor is topped off with a high quality black cap and race rotor.
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    CNC machined billet aluminum housing and billet aluminum base
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    Will not accept a vacuum advance canister
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    Must Be Used w/An MSD Ignition Control
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    O-ring seals can be installed for oil press. control (Mods only)
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    Supplied w/Socket Style Distributor Cap And Rotor
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    Special oil tract improves lubrication to the dist./cam gear
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    Nylon pads ensure smooth operation of the advance weights
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    Advance weight pins are staked and tig welded to the plate
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    Mech. advance assem. can be locked out for crank trigger systems
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    Advance plate and weights are fine blanked from chrome moly steel
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    QPQ coated for friction reduction
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    QPQ coated polished steel shaft; guided by sealed ball bearings