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MSD SBC BBC CHEVY PRO BILLET DISTRIBUTOR MSD-85551-RED

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MSD 85551-RED PRO BILLET DISTRIBUTOR

FOR SBC/BBC CHEVY V-8 ENGINES

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THIS DISTRIBUTOR IS A MUST FOR CARBURETED V8 Chevy engines.

Brand new, first line in its original packaging.

It is strongly recommended that you use a high quality set of plug wires. 8mm or better. We offer a set of premium wires that would be suitable for this system at a very special price. See our listings. THE MSD DISTRIBUTOR IS INTENDED FOR USE WITH A CDI TYPE BOX

MOST SERIOUS STREET RODS USE THIS TYPE IGNITION SYSTEM. THIS SETUP IS VERY SIMPLE TO HOOKUP, AND A MUST IF YOU ARE IN THE 350 HP AND ABOVE HP RANGE.

This distributor may not work on some Chevy industrial engines such as the 366 and 427 large truck engines.

  • CNC machined into a perfect housing for incredible strength, precision and looks.
  • Sealed ball bearings, sintered bushing, 1/2 inch hardened steel shaft
  • Extremely accurate magnetic pickup which never requires adjustment.
  • Designed with a small base and cap to suit all makes and models.
  • This is mainly used in high performance vehicles which have space limitations around the engine.

CAPACITIVE DISCHARGE IGNITION (CDI) IS ESSENTIAL FOR MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE. ENGINES WITH HIGH LIFT CAMS SEVERAL STEPS ABOVE STOCK, CAN BENEFIT GREATLY, AS A CDI SYSTEM WILL BURN FUEL IN LOW RPM RANGE VERY EFFICIENTLY. YOU WILL NOT SEE ANY SERIOUS STREET ROD WITHOUT THIS TYPE SETUP.

SPACE DOES NOT ALLOW A FULL EXPLANATION OF ALL THE BENEFITS TO RUNNING A CDI SYSTEM. JUST ASK AROUND, AND YOU WILL SEE HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE FOUND THIS SYSTEM TO BE A GREAT IMPROVEMENT OVER HEI SYSTEMS. INSTALLATION IS VERY SIMPLE.

FIREWALL CLEARANCE IS SELDOM AN ISSUE WITH THE DISTRIBUTOR THAT IS INCLUDED, AS IT HAS A SMALL BASE BODY AND CAP COMPARED TO A FULL SIZE HEI. THOSE RUNNING TUNNEL RAMS AND BLOWERS WILL ALSO BENEFIT FROM THE SMALL BASE BODY AND CAP.

AS USUAL, WE ARE VERY SELECTIVE OF WHAT TYPE PRODUCTS WE SELL. THIS UNIT MEETS ALL OF OUR REQUIREMENTS: QUALITY, LOW PRICE, & PRACTICAL.

NOTE FROM OUR COMPANY PRESIDENT

Read up on the many benefits of running cdi ignition and you will be amazed at what you are missing. Engines with medium to aggressive cams cannot burn fuel efficiently in the low rpm range. This is due to the aggressive cam profile, large cylinder head and intake runners, and high cfm carbs that most all medium to high performance engines have. These type engines that have that so called lopey idle that doesn't smooth out till around 2000 or more rpm are responsible for much of the carbon build up in the combustion chambers, and occasional plug fouling when cruising for any length of time, not to mention this worsens the drivability, performance and fuel mileage.

CDI systems improve combustion to such a degree that you will notice the difference in many ways. The intense multi spark function is the key to it all. If you have a medium to high performance engine, and are running an HEI distributor, then all the above issues mentioned will most likely become a reality to some degree. If you do have an above stock street rod engine with a conventional ignition system, then you are holding it back from its full potential, not to mention the other issues listed in this article by not running a capacitive discharge system. Even if your engine is not in the high performance range, this system will still offer improvements in may ways over an HEI distributor, including faster start ups, better low speed drivability, and improved fuel mileage. There are no drawbacks! The MSD unit comes with very clear cut installation instructions for use with many different type distributors.

Skip White

Skip's Datsun Z car uses this system. His car is running in the mid 10's at the track, with our Stage Three 535hp 400cid engine.

SERVICE AND WARRANTY ISSUES ON MSD PRODUCTS ARE HANDLED THROUGH MSD. PLEASE CONTACT MSD ON THESE ITEMS. DO NOT RETURN TO SKIP WHITE PERFORMANCE.

Limited Warranty

MSD warrants this product to be free from defects in material and workmanship under its intended normal use*, when properly installed and purchased from an authorized MSD dealer, for a period of one year from the date of the original purchase. Contact MSD's customer service department for an RMA number before returning an MSD item.


* Intended normal use means that this item is being used as was originally intended and for the original application as sold by MSD. Any modifications to this item or if it is used on an application other than what MSD markets the product, the warranty will be void. It is the sole responsibility of the customer to determine that this item will work for the application they are intending. MSD will accept no liability for custom applications.


    • We are not responsible for collateral damage caused by the use of this product.

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