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MSD Crank Triggers Now Available in Black

By: Todd Veney06/06/2017 < Back to Blog Home
When you start making big power, with extreme cylinder pressures and high rpm, precise ignition timing is extremely important if you want to get the most horsepower and reliability out of your engine. MSD’s Black Flying Magnet Crank Trigger Kits are tried and true when it comes to providing rock-solid ignition timing for peak engine performance. Because distributors are driven by the camshaft, timing-chain slack, cam twist, and valvetrain harmonics can adversely affect ignition timing accuracy. Flying Magnet Crank Triggers accurately reference ignition timing events right from the crankshaft – eliminating all those mechanical variables that plague lesser systems.

MSD Flying Magnet Crank Triggers use four magnets secured in an aluminum trigger wheel that pass by a stationary non-magnetic pick-up to trigger the ignition. This "flying magnet" design eliminates false triggering because only the moving magnets can trigger the pickup. A CNC-machined aluminum bracket securely holds the pick-up in place and is slotted to provide a broad range of timing adjustment.

MSD offers Flying Magnet Crank Trigger kits for all popular GM, Ford, and Chrysler engines – there's even a universal kit for custom applications with provisions for 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 cylinder engines. Each kit is fully compatible with MSD 6, 7 and 8 Series ignitions and with bulletproof MSD Pro-Mag Ignition systems. For detailed product information and high-resolution product images of the entire MSD crank trigger line, click here.