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Ford V8, Small Diameter, No Vac Adv. 351W
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MSD Ignition

Ford V8, Small Diameter, No Vac Adv. 351W



Part #: 8578
List Price: $603.90
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Ford V8, Small Diameter, No Vac Adv. 351W. Pro-Billet Small Diameter Ford V8, MSD engineers fit all of their high performance distributor experience into a special compact housing designed to be less obtrusive for Ford engines.

This MSD Ignition 8578 distributor is CNC machined from a billet of 6061-T6 aluminum. The diameter of the special cap and housing are 5/8" smaller than stock Ford distributors providing extra room in front of the engine. The high quality cap features spark plug style terminals and is firmly bolted down to the housing with stainless steel Allen bolts.

The MSD Ignition 8578 distributor relies on MSD's race proven magnetic pickup and precision reluctor to deliver accurate trigger signals to the MSD 8578 throughout high rpm. The reluctor assembly is turned by a hardened steel shaft which rides in a sealed ball bearing for high rpm stability and endurance. This shaft also receives a special low friction and corrosion resistant Tuftride coating.

Mounted to the top of this shaft is a fully adjustable mechanical advance assembly. The rate at which the chrome moly assembly advances the timing is easily controlled by changing the supplied advance springs and stop bushing for total advance.

NOTE: MSD 8578 Must be used with an MSD 6, 7, 8 or 10 Series Ignition. Supplied with cap and rotor.

Small Diameter,
Ford 351C - 460 PN 8577*

Small Diameter,
Ford 351W PN MSD 8578*

Small Diameter,
Ford 289, 302 PN 8579*

Advance Type Mechanical
Brand MSD Ignition
Cap Style Male/HEI
Computer-Controlled Compatible No
Distributor Rotor Rotation Counterclockwise
Gear Material Iron
Housing Finish Natural
Housing Material Billet aluminum
Ignition Box Required Yes
Marine Use No
Mechanical Tach Drive No
Notes Small base diameter for extra clearance.
Part Type Distributors
Product Line MSD Pro-Billet Distributors
Quantity Sold individually.
Slip Collar No
Trigger Style Magnetic