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Distributor, Flathead Ford, Ready-to-Run, ’49-’53

£540.07 £648.08 (£540.07 Exc. VAT)

The 8-BA Flathead Distributor is supplied with a special die to help set up the hold down clamp.

PART# 8573

SKU: MSD8573 Category: Brand:


These distributors are built around a CNC-machined billet aluminum housing and features a maintenace-free magnetic pickup so there are no points to worry about. A precision reluctor is mounted to a QPQ-coated steel shaft
which is guided by a sealed ball bearing for accurate timing signals throughout the entire rpm range.

The distributors also offer an easy-to-adjust mechanical advance assembly. Chromoly weights move smoothly on nylon pads and different advance springs and stop bushings are supplied so you can custom tailor a timing curve to match your engine’s requirements.

The best thing about this distributor is that it features an ignition module that is built into the billet aluminum housing. This distributor drops in the engine and connects with only three wires
Designed for 1949-1953 8-BA Ford Flathead engines
No CARB Exemption Order Number
Does not require an MSD Ignition Control
Accepts Cap-A-Dapts
Supplied with an HEI style distributor cap, rotor, gear, roll pin and setup spacer
Nylon pads ensure smooth operation of the advance weights
Advance weight pins are staked and tig welded to the plate
Mechanical advance assembly can be locked out for crank trigger systems
Advance plate and weights are fine blanked from chrome moly steel and QPQ coated for friction reduction
Polished steel shaft is QPQ coated and guided by a sealed ball bearing
CNC machined billet aluminum housing and billet aluminum base
Maintenance-free magnetic pickup and precision reluctor create stable trigger signals throughout the rpm range
Vacuum advance canister for improved economy (can be locked out)
Easy-to-adjust mechanical advance with supplied springs and stop bushings
Powerful built-in module produces a 7.5 amp single spark through high rpm
Simple and clean installation with only three wires to connect
Includes built-in Rev Limiter!

Additional information

Weight 2.72 kg
Dimensions 7 × 7 × 18 cm


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