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MSD VW Type 1 Billet Distributor Includes Cap / Race Rotor

Magnetic Trigger, Mechanical, Volkswagen, H4
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Using technology gained from building distributors for off-road and NASCAR racers, MSD offers this Billet Distributor for the popular Type 1 engine. A maintenance-free magnetic pickup is responsible for triggering the MSD Ignition. This pickup is accurate to within 1 at any rpm so you wont have to worry about points float or burbles at top end speeds. The pickup is triggered by a precision reluctor that is attached to a hardened steel shaft. For increased stability, a sealed ball bearing is used to guide the shaft. Since every engine application is different, the MSD Billet distributor features an easy-toadjust mechanical advance assembly. By simply changing the advance springs and stop bushing you can tune in 24 different advance curves.

MSD VW Type 1 Billet Distributor 8485 Includes Cap/Race Rotor - Use w/MSD 6/7/8/10 Series Ignition - w/o Vacuum Advance - Air Cooled

  • Accurate Within 1deg. At Any RPM
  • Maintenance Free Magnetic Pick Up
  • Billet Aluminum Housing
  • Easy To Adjust Mechanical Advance Assembly
  • 24 Different Advance Curves
  • Must Be Used With MSD 6/7 Series Ignitions
  • Use MSD PN 31939 For Spark Plug Terminals/Boots
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  • Designed as a performance upgrade for VW Type I air cooled engines
  • 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
  • CNC machined billet aluminum housing and Dupont Rynite base
  • Polished steel shaft is QPQ coated and guided by a sealed ball bearing
  • Advance plate and weights are fine blanked from chrome moly steel and QPQ coated for friction reduction
  • Mechanical advance assembly can be locked out for crank trigger systems
  • Advance weight pins are staked and tig welded to the plate
  • Nylon pads ensure smooth operation of the advance weights
  • Must be used with an MSD Ignition Control
  • Supplied with bolt down distributor cap and rotor
  • No CARB Exemption Order Number
  • Details

    • MSD8485
    • MSD8485
    • 85132084852
    • MSD
    • Available
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    • 4.0 lbs.
    • W6.9000” x H6.9000” x L17.9000”
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