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MSD Ignition 8517

Pro-Billet Distributor Buick 400-455

MSD Ignition 8517

121-8517

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MSD Ignition 8517 Pro-Billet Distributor Buick 400-455 $323.95
Pro-Billet Distributor
  • Buick 400-455
  • Red

  • MSD Ignition 8517 Details

    Buick

    Features:
  • Easy-to-adjust mechanical advance with supplied springs and stop bushings
  • Maintenance-free magnetic pickup and precision reluctor create stable trigger signals throughout the rpm range
  • Mechanical advance assembly can be locked out for crank trigger systems
  • Supplied with an HEI style distributor cap and rotor (accepts Cap-A-Dapts)
  • Must be used with MSD 6, 7 or 8-Series Ignition

    Note: Not legal for sale or use on pollution-controlled vehicles.

  • Specifications:

    Engine Make/Size
    Buick 400-455
    Distributor Type
    HEI/Breakerless
    Housing Material
    billet aluminum
    Advance Type
    Mechanical
    Cap Style
    Male/HEI
    Computer-Controlled Compatible
    No
    Distributor Gear Rotation
    Standard
    Gear Material
    Iron
    Housing Finish
    Natural
    Ignition Box Required
    Yes
    Marine Use
    No
    Mechanical Tach Drive
    No
    Quantity
    Sold individually
    Slip Collar
    No
    Trigger Style
    Magnetic
    Manufacturer's Part Number:
    8517

    No Matter Your Vehicle, MSD Has the Best Distributor for It

    Billet and Pro-Billet share the same features except the base. Billet models have Dupont Rynite glass-reinforced bases; MSD Ignition Pro-Billet models have aluminum bases.

    Billet Aluminum Housings made in CNC mills form flawless flex-free components that are accurate to within .001" without weak spots or porosity.

    Maintenance-Free Magnetic Pickups trigger MSD ignitions (except crank trigger models). Mounted to the distributor base, the pickup plugs directly into an MSD ignition control & a trigger signal is produced as the shaft-mounted zinc-plated reluctor passes by.

    Shaft & Ball Bearing Guides: MSD polished steel distributor shafts receive a QPQ coating that reduces friction and resists corrosion. Each shaft is guided accurately by a sealed ball bearing located at the top of the housing. At the bottom, an extra long sintered bushing controls the shaft. This combination spins smoothly and delivers consistent sparks even in a 10,000 RPM racing environment.

    Adjustable Mechanical Advance: MSD's adjustable mechanical advance assembly allows accurate modification of the advance curve to match a specific application. The advance plate is stamped and machined from chrome moly, weight pins are staked then TIG welded, and both receive a corrosion-resistant QPQ coating. Nylon bushings are installed to ensure smooth weight movement as centrifugal force advances the timing. The advance assembly is mounted on top of the distributor for easy-to-access adjustment. Three sets of advance springs and four stop bushings are included to set up 24 curves.

    Pro-Billet Ready-to-Run Distributors are ideal upgrades for outdated and/or bulky systems, and they couldn't be simpler: drop one in, connect three wires, and fire up the engine. They come equipped with a gray tach output wire which will trigger a tach or an aftermarket EFI system. Also included is an adjustable Rev Limiter. Their ignition module creates a powerful inductive spark that improves fuel mixture combustion for quick starts, smooth idle, and great performance.

    Compatibility: Except Ready-to-Run and OE models, MSD distributors require an MSD ignition control.

    JEGS Easy Kits are designed by JEGS professionals so you get all the parts you need. Featuring MSD components, Ready-to-Run Ignition Kits include: Pro-Billet Ready-to-Run Distributor, Blaster 2 Coil, Super Conductor 8.5mm Spark Plug Wires, Coil Wire & Spark Plug Wire Separators.

    Does MSD Ignition 8517 fit your vehicle?

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    1965 BUICK WILDCAT

    • CC: 6966
    • Liter: 7.0
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 425
    • EngineType: V8 ( 7.0 L / 425 )

    1966-1973 BUICK ELECTRA

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: ALL

    1969 BUICK GS 400

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: ALL

    1973 BUICK ESTATE WAGON

    • CC: 7456
    • Liter: 7.5
    • Aspiration: N
    • SubModel: BASE
    • Engine Vin: U
    • CUI: 455
    • EngineType: V8 ( 7.5 L / 455 )

    1964 BUICK ELECTRA

    • CC: 6572
    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 401
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 401 )

    1972 BUICK LESABRE

    • CC: 7456
    • Liter: 7.5
    • Aspiration: N
    • SubModel: BASE
    • Engine Vin: V
    • CUI: 455
    • EngineType: V8 ( 7.5 L / 455 )

    1972 BUICK LESABRE

    • CC: 7456
    • Liter: 7.5
    • Aspiration: N
    • SubModel: BASE
    • Engine Vin: U
    • CUI: 455
    • EngineType: V8 ( 7.5 L / 455 )

    1965-1966 BUICK RIVIERA

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: GRAN SPORT

    1973 BUICK LESABRE

    • CC: 7456
    • Liter: 7.5
    • SubModel: CUSTOM
    • CUI: 455
    • EngineType: V8 ( 7.5 L / 455 )

    1965 BUICK WILDCAT

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: CUSTOM

    1973 BUICK CENTURY

    • CC: 7456
    • Liter: 7.5
    • SubModel: LUXUS
    • CUI: 455
    • EngineType: V8 ( 7.5 L / 455 )

    1965 BUICK WILDCAT

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: DELUXE

    1960-1961 BUICK ELECTRA

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: ALL

    1965 BUICK ELECTRA

    • CC: 6572
    • Liter: 6.6
    • Aspiration: N
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 401
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 401 )

    1973 BUICK ESTATE WAGON

    • CC: 7456
    • Liter: 7.5
    • Aspiration: N
    • SubModel: BASE
    • Engine Vin: T
    • CUI: 455
    • EngineType: V8 ( 7.5 L / 455 )

    1960-1963 BUICK INVICTA

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: ALL

    1965 BUICK GRAN SPORT

    • CC: 6572
    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 401
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 401 )

    1967 BUICK GRAN SPORT

    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1970-1972 BUICK ESTATE WAGON

    • CC: 7456
    • Liter: 7.5
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 455
    • EngineType: V8 ( 7.5 L / 455 )

    1965 BUICK ELECTRA

    • CC: 6966
    • Liter: 7.0
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 425
    • EngineType: V8 ( 7.0 L / 425 )

    1972 BUICK LESABRE

    • CC: 7456
    • Liter: 7.5
    • Aspiration: N
    • SubModel: CUSTOM
    • Engine Vin: V
    • CUI: 455
    • EngineType: V8 ( 7.5 L / 455 )

    1973 BUICK LESABRE

    • CC: 7456
    • Liter: 7.5
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 455
    • EngineType: V8 ( 7.5 L / 455 )

    1972 BUICK LESABRE

    • CC: 7456
    • Liter: 7.5
    • Aspiration: N
    • SubModel: BASE
    • Engine Vin: T
    • CUI: 455
    • EngineType: V8 ( 7.5 L / 455 )

    1970-1971 BUICK LESABRE

    • CC: 7456
    • Liter: 7.5
    • SubModel: CUSTOM
    • CUI: 455
    • EngineType: V8 ( 7.5 L / 455 )

    1963-1964 BUICK RIVIERA

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: ALL

    1963-1964 BUICK WILDCAT

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: ALL

    1967-1973 BUICK RIVIERA

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: ALL

    1972 BUICK LESABRE

    • CC: 7456
    • Liter: 7.5
    • Aspiration: N
    • SubModel: CUSTOM
    • Engine Vin: T
    • CUI: 455
    • EngineType: V8 ( 7.5 L / 455 )

    1961 BUICK LESABRE

    • CC: 6572
    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 401
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 401 )

    1972-1973 BUICK CENTURION

    • CC: 7456
    • Liter: 7.5
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 455
    • EngineType: V8 ( 7.5 L / 455 )

    1971-1972 BUICK SKYLARK

    • CC: 7456
    • Liter: 7.5
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 455
    • EngineType: V8 ( 7.5 L / 455 )

    1962-1963 BUICK LESABRE

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: ALL

    1965 BUICK SKYLARK

    • CC: 6572
    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 401
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 401 )

    1966 BUICK GRAN SPORT

    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 401
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 401 )

    1973 BUICK REGAL

    • CC: 7456
    • Liter: 7.5
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 455
    • EngineType: V8 ( 7.5 L / 455 )

    1966-1970 BUICK WILDCAT

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: ALL

    1972 BUICK LESABRE

    • CC: 7456
    • Liter: 7.5
    • Aspiration: N
    • SubModel: CUSTOM
    • Engine Vin: U
    • CUI: 455
    • EngineType: V8 ( 7.5 L / 455 )

    1962 BUICK ELECTRA

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: BASE

    1970 BUICK SPORTWAGON

    • CC: 7456
    • Liter: 7.5
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 455
    • EngineType: V8 ( 7.5 L / 455 )

    1967 BUICK SKYLARK

    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1963 BUICK ELECTRA

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: ALL

    1970-1971 BUICK LESABRE

    • CC: 7456
    • Liter: 7.5
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 455
    • EngineType: V8 ( 7.5 L / 455 )

    1968 BUICK SKYLARK

    • CC: 6555
    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: CUSTOM
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1964 BUICK LESABRE

    • CC: 6572
    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 401
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 401 )

    1968 BUICK GS 400

    • CC: 6555
    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1965 BUICK WILDCAT

    • CC: 6572
    • Liter: 6.6
    • Aspiration: N
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 401
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 401 )

    1964 BUICK LESABRE

    • CC: 6966
    • Liter: 7.0
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 425
    • EngineType: V8 ( 7.0 L / 425 )

    1973 BUICK CENTURY

    • CC: 7456
    • Liter: 7.5
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 455
    • EngineType: V8 ( 7.5 L / 455 )

    1970 BUICK GS 455

    • CC: 7456
    • Liter: 7.5
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 455
    • EngineType: V8 ( 7.5 L / 455 )

    1971-1972 BUICK GS 455

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: ALL

    1970 BUICK GS 455

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: GSX

    1971 BUICK CENTURION

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: ALL

    1965-1966 BUICK RIVIERA

    • CC: 6966
    • Liter: 7.0
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 425
    • EngineType: V8 ( 7.0 L / 425 )

    1968 BUICK SPORTWAGON

    • CC: 6555
    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: CUSTOM
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1965 BUICK RIVIERA

    • CC: 6572
    • Liter: 6.6
    • Aspiration: N
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 401
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 401 )

    1970-1972 BUICK SKYLARK

    • CC: 7456
    • Liter: 7.5
    • SubModel: CUSTOM
    • CUI: 455
    • EngineType: V8 ( 7.5 L / 455 )

    1960 BUICK LESABRE

    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 401
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 401 )

    1966 BUICK SKYLARK

    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 401
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 401 )
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