MSD Distributor Pro Billet For MSD Ignition Control 260/289/302



  • Easy To Adjust
  • Polished Steel Shaft
  • Maintenance Free Design
  • HEI-Style Terminals
MSRP $386.00
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MSD Pro Billet Distributor for 260, 289 and 302 Small Block V8 Engines using MSD Ignition Control.

Upgrade the large, factory distributor in your Mustang or Bronco with this reduced size and improved efficiency (8579) MSD Distributor!

Features and Benefits:
- CNC machined billet aluminum housing and billet aluminum base
- Easy-to-adjust mechanical advance with supplied springs and stop bushings
- Billet housing is 5/8” smaller in diameter than stock Ford distributors
- Polished steel shaft is QPQ coated and guided by a sealed ball bearing
- Maintenance-free magnetic pickup and precision reluctor create stable trigger signals throughout the rpm range
- Advance plate and weights are fine blanked from chrome moly steel and QPQ coated for friction reduction
- Advance weight pins are staked and tig welded to the plate
- Nylon pads ensure smooth operation of the advance weights
- Mechanical advance assembly can be locked out for crank trigger systems
- Supplied with small diameter cap with HEI style terminals and race rotor
- No CARB Exemption Order Number

*Must use MSD Ignition Control with this Pro Billet Distributor.
*For 260, 289 and 302 Small Block V8 Engines.

This (8579) MSD Pro Billet Distributor is engineered to save you space in your engine bay due to the special compact housing. 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 included MSD cap has spark plug style terminals and is secured firmly to the housing. The distributor relies on MSD’s race proven magnetic pick-up and precision reluctor to deliver accurate trigger signals to the MSD Ignition 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. There is even a fully adjustable mechanical advance assembly mounted on top of this shaft. You are able to control the rate at which the chro-moly assembly advances the timing with ease by changing the included advance springs and stop bushing for total advance.

1965-1973 Mustang
1966-1977 Bronco
1948-1979 F-100

Order an MSD Pro Billet Distributor for your 260, 289 or 302 Small Block V8 Engine using MSD Ignition Control from CJ Pony Parts today!

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Installation Difficulty


Novice skill is required for this installation.

Installation Videos

Video Transcript

We’re here with an MSD Pro-Billet distributor, fitting your 289 or 302 small block with carburetor. The MSD Pro-Billet distributors feature a C&C machined billet housing. This particular distributor is designed to fit your .289 or .302 with carburetor that will require the use of an extra MSD ignition when running it. This features a maintenance magnetic pick up and an easy to adjust mechanical advance for excellent performance throughout the rpm band, especially during high rpm's. The MSD Billet distributors feature high performance in a small package with a compact design that will be smaller than your original distributor. This Pro-Billet distributor and other MSD ignition upgrades are available at

Vehicle Fitment

This product will fit the following Bronco years:

This product will fit the following F-100 years:

  • 1948,
  • 1949,
  • 1950,
  • 1951,
  • 1952,
  • 1953,
  • 1954,
  • 1955,
  • 1956,
  • 1957,
  • 1958,
  • 1959,
  • 1960,
  • 1961,
  • 1962,
  • 1963,
  • 1964,
  • 1965,
  • 1966,
  • 1967,
  • 1968,
  • 1969,
  • 1970,
  • 1971,
  • 1972,
  • 1973,
  • 1974,
  • 1975,
  • 1976,
  • 1977,
  • 1978,
  • 1979,

This product will fit the following Mustang years:

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