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MSD Billet Distributor - Ford - Small Block V8 - Bronze Gear

Small Block Ford - 289/302 - SBF - Must Be Used With an MSD 6, 7, or 8-Series Ignition

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For Ford enthusiasts that are serious about performance! Just under the brass terminals of the MSD cap and rotor is an easy-to-adjust mechanical advance assembly. The assembly is fine blanked from Chromoly Steel, TIG-welded for strength plus receives a QPQ coating. The precision weights glide on nylon bushings for smooth advancement and different springs and stop bushings are supplied so a variety of advance curves can be tuned. The adjustable mechanical advance assembly allows you to accurately and easily modify the advance curve to match your specific application. The steel shaft that spins the advance and reluctor receives a friction-reducing coating and is guided by a sealed ball bearing and long sintered bushing. This combination provides stable timing signals and spark delivery at any rpm. Triggering chores are handled by MSD's race-proven, maintenance-free magnetic pick-up. MSD premium distributors come complete with a race rotor and alkyd cap. The 85827 Distributor comes with Bronze Gear 8583 already installed and is designed for camshafts requiring a bronze distributor gear: - Made of a bronze/aluminum/nickel alloy (AMPCO 45) - Softer material will not damage the camshaft - Used with billet steel cams - Should be changed more frequently than other gear materials Must be used with MSD ignition.


  • Pre-installed Bronze Gear for aftermarket billet roller camshafts
  • Gear machined from AMPCO 45 aluminum bronze containing 5% Nickel
  • CNC machined billet 6061-T6 aluminum housing
  • Maintenance-free magnetic pickup and precision reluctor create stable trigger signals throughout the rpm range
  • Easy-to-adjust mechanical advance with supplied springs and stop bushings
  • Nylon pads ensure smooth operation of the advance weights
  • Advance weight pins are staked and TIG welded to the plate
  • 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
  • Mechanical advance assembly can be locked out for crank trigger systems
  • Supplied with Cap-A-Dapt and rotor (accepts MSD socket style caps)
  • Must be used with an MSD Ignition Control

About MSD

From small block street cruisers to 10000 horsepower top fuel dragsters, MSD's ignition systems has been the industry leader for over 40 years. MSD continues to push the envelope with cutting-edge ignition technology as well as intake manifolds and EFI systems.

Brand MSD
ColorRed and Black
Distributor TypeMagnetic Pickup
Emission Code3
Engine MakeFord
Height8.4375 in
Product TypeDistributor
WarrantyLimited 1 Year Warranty
Part Number85827

This part is legal for sale and use on Uncontrolled (Non-Emissions Controlled) Vehicles.

The following vehicles are considered Uncontrolled (Non-Emissions Controlled) Vehicles:

  • 1965 and older U.S. manufactured California Certified vehicles
  • 1967 and older U.S. manufactured Federally Certified vehicles
  • 1967 and older Foreign manufactured vehicle

WARNING: It is against the law to install this part on an Emissions Controlled Vehicle

The following vehicles are considered Emissions Controlled Vehicles:

  • 1966 and newer U.S. manufactured California Certified vehicles
  • 1968 and newer U.S. manufactured Federally Certified vehicles
  • 1968 and newer Foreign manufactured vehicle
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