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MSD Ignition Pro-Billet Ready-to-Run Distributor AMC 290-401

MSD Ignition 8523

121-8523

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MSD Ignition Pro-Billet Ready-to-Run Distributor AMC 290-401 $429.95
Pro-Billet Ready-to-Run Distributor
  • AMC 290-401
  • CARB E.O. #D-40-39
  • Red

  • MSD Ignition 8523 Details

    AMC

    This Ready-To-Run AMC distributor also has a vacuum advance canister.

    Features:
  • Powerful built-in module produces a 7.5 amp single spark through high rpm
  • Easy-to-adjust mechanical advance with supplied springs and stop bushings
  • Vacuum advance canister for improved economy (can be locked out)
  • Mechanical advance assembly can be locked out for crank trigger systems
  • Supplied with an HEI style distributor cap and rotor (accepts Cap-A-Dapts)
  • Does not require an MSD Ignition Control
  • Includes Built-in Rev Limiter
  • 50-State legal
  • CARB E.O Number D-40-39

    REV Limiter Verification MSD Ready-to-Run Distributors

  • Specifications:

    Engine Make/Size
    AMC 290-401
    Distributor Type
    Single Point
    Housing Material
    billet aluminum
    Advance Type
    Vacuum and mechanical
    Cap Style
    Male/HEI
    CARB EO Number
    D-40-39 (pdf)
    Computer-Controlled Compatible
    No
    Distributor Gear Rotation
    Standard
    Gear Material
    Iron
    Housing Finish
    Natural
    Ignition Box Required
    No
    Marine Use
    No
    Mechanical Tach Drive
    No
    Quantity
    Sold individually
    Slip Collar
    No
    Trigger Style
    Magnetic
    Manufacturer's Part Number:
    8523

    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 8523 fit your vehicle?

    Narrow Results

    1971-1974 AMERICAN MOTORS MATADOR

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

    1974 AMERICAN MOTORS MATADOR

    • CC: 4983
    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: BROUGHAM
    • CUI: 304
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 304 )

    1979 AMERICAN MOTORS SPIRIT

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 304
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 304 )

    1974 AMERICAN MOTORS MATADOR

    • Liter: 5.9
    • SubModel: BROUGHAM
    • CUI: 360
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.9 L / 360 )

    1972-1974 AMERICAN MOTORS AMBASSADOR

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: ALL

    1970 AMERICAN MOTORS AMBASSADOR

    • Liter: 5.9
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 360
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.9 L / 360 )

    1974 AMERICAN MOTORS MATADOR

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

    1971-1974 AMERICAN MOTORS HORNET

    • CC: 4983
    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: SPORTABOUT
    • CUI: 304
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 304 )

    1979 AMERICAN MOTORS CONCORD

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: LIMITED
    • CUI: 304
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 304 )

    1967 AMERICAN MOTORS AMBASSADOR

    • Liter: 4.7
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 287
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.7 L / 287 )

    1970-1974 AMERICAN MOTORS JAVELIN

    • CC: 4983
    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 304
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 304 )

    1968-1969 AMERICAN MOTORS JAVELIN

    • CC: 5585
    • Liter: 5.6
    • SubModel: SST
    • CUI: 343
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.6 L / 343 )

    1968-1970 AMERICAN MOTORS AMBASSADOR

    • CC: 6391
    • Liter: 6.4
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 390
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.4 L / 390 )

    1969 AMERICAN MOTORS RAMBLER

    • CC: 4753
    • Liter: 4.7
    • SubModel: 440
    • CUI: 290
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.7 L / 290 )

    1965 AMERICAN MOTORS CLASSIC

    • CC: 5358
    • Liter: 5.3
    • SubModel: 660
    • CUI: 327
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.3 L / 327 )

    1972-1974 AMERICAN MOTORS HORNET

    • Liter: 5.9
    • SubModel: SPORTABOUT
    • CUI: 360
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.9 L / 360 )

    1975 AMERICAN MOTORS GREMLIN

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 304
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 304 )

    1971 AMERICAN MOTORS HORNET

    • Liter: 5.9
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 360
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.9 L / 360 )

    1967-1969 AMERICAN MOTORS AMBASSADOR

    • CC: 4753
    • Liter: 4.7
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 290
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.7 L / 290 )

    1971 AMERICAN MOTORS HORNET

    • Liter: 5.9
    • SubModel: SC/360
    • CUI: 360
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.9 L / 360 )

    1968-1969 AMERICAN MOTORS JAVELIN

    • CC: 5585
    • Liter: 5.6
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 343
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.6 L / 343 )

    1970 AMERICAN MOTORS JAVELIN

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: SST TRANS AM

    1968 AMERICAN MOTORS AMERICAN

    • CC: 4753
    • Liter: 4.7
    • SubModel: 440
    • CUI: 290
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.7 L / 290 )

    1968 AMERICAN MOTORS AMBASSADOR

    • CC: 6391
    • Liter: 6.4
    • SubModel: DPL
    • CUI: 390
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.4 L / 390 )

    1971 AMERICAN MOTORS AMBASSADOR

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: BROUGHAM

    1968 AMERICAN MOTORS REBEL

    • Liter: 4.8
    • SubModel: 770
    • CUI: 290
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.8 L / 290 )

    1968-1969 AMERICAN MOTORS AMX

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: ALL

    1968-1969 AMERICAN MOTORS AMBASSADOR

    • CC: 4753
    • Liter: 4.7
    • SubModel: DPL
    • CUI: 290
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.7 L / 290 )

    1969 AMERICAN MOTORS RAMBLER

    • CC: 4753
    • Liter: 4.7
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 290
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.7 L / 290 )

    1960-1966 AMERICAN MOTORS AMBASSADOR

    • CC: 5358
    • Liter: 5.3
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 327
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.3 L / 327 )

    1965 AMERICAN MOTORS CLASSIC

    • CC: 5358
    • Liter: 5.3
    • SubModel: 770
    • CUI: 327
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.3 L / 327 )

    1971 AMERICAN MOTORS HORNET

    • Liter: 5.9
    • SubModel: SPORTABOUT
    • CUI: 360
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.9 L / 360 )

    1968-1969 AMERICAN MOTORS JAVELIN

    • CC: 4753
    • Liter: 4.7
    • SubModel: SST
    • CUI: 290
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.7 L / 290 )

    1972-1974 AMERICAN MOTORS GREMLIN

    • CC: 4983
    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 304
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 304 )

    1973-1974 AMERICAN MOTORS HORNET

    • Liter: 5.9
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 360
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.9 L / 360 )

    1971 AMERICAN MOTORS AMBASSADOR

    • CC: 5900
    • Liter: 5.9
    • SubModel: DPL
    • CUI: 360
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.9 L / 360 )

    1968-1969 AMERICAN MOTORS AMBASSADOR

    • Liter: 4.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 290
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.8 L / 290 )

    1966 AMERICAN MOTORS AMBASSADOR

    • Liter: 5.4
    • SubModel: 990
    • CUI: 327
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.4 L / 327 )

    1968-1970 AMERICAN MOTORS JAVELIN

    • CC: 6391
    • Liter: 6.4
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 390
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.4 L / 390 )

    1971-1972 AMERICAN MOTORS HORNET

    • Liter: 5.9
    • SubModel: SST
    • CUI: 360
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.9 L / 360 )

    1971 AMERICAN MOTORS HORNET

    • Liter: 5.9
    • SubModel: SPORTABOUT
    • CUI: 360
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.9 L / 360 )

    1970 AMERICAN MOTORS REBEL

    • CC: 6391
    • Liter: 6.4
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 390
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.4 L / 390 )

    1978-1979 AMERICAN MOTORS CONCORD

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 304
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 304 )

    1970-1974 AMERICAN MOTORS JAVELIN

    • Liter: 5.9
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 360
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.9 L / 360 )

    1967 AMERICAN MOTORS MARLIN

    • CC: 4753
    • Liter: 4.7
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 290
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.7 L / 290 )

    1969 AMERICAN MOTORS REBEL

    • Liter: 5.6
    • SubModel: SST
    • CUI: 343
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.6 L / 343 )

    1967-1968 AMERICAN MOTORS AMERICAN

    • CC: 4753
    • Liter: 4.7
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 290
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.7 L / 290 )

    1971 AMERICAN MOTORS AMBASSADOR

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

    1969 AMERICAN MOTORS AMBASSADOR

    • CC: 5585
    • Liter: 5.6
    • SubModel: SST
    • CUI: 343
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.6 L / 343 )

    1960-1962 AMERICAN MOTORS AMBASSADOR

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: CUSTOM

    1962 AMERICAN MOTORS AMBASSADOR

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: 400

    1967-1968 AMERICAN MOTORS REBEL

    • Liter: 5.6
    • SubModel: 770
    • CUI: 343
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.6 L / 343 )

    1971-1974 AMERICAN MOTORS MATADOR

    • CC: 4983
    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 304
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 304 )

    1975-1977 AMERICAN MOTORS HORNET

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 304
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 304 )

    1978-1979 AMERICAN MOTORS AMX

    • CC: 4982
    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 304
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 304 )

    1968 AMERICAN MOTORS REBEL

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: SST

    1968-1970 AMERICAN MOTORS JAVELIN

    • CC: 6391
    • Liter: 6.4
    • SubModel: SST
    • CUI: 390
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.4 L / 390 )

    1974 AMERICAN MOTORS MATADOR

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: X

    1968-1969 AMERICAN MOTORS AMBASSADOR

    • Liter: 4.8
    • SubModel: DPL
    • CUI: 290
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.8 L / 290 )

    1969 AMERICAN MOTORS RAMBLER

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: HURST SC/RAMBLER

    1967 AMERICAN MOTORS MARLIN

    • CC: 5585
    • Liter: 5.6
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 343
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.6 L / 343 )

    1969-1970 AMERICAN MOTORS REBEL

    • Liter: 6.4
    • SubModel: SST
    • CUI: 390
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.4 L / 390 )

    1967-1969 AMERICAN MOTORS AMBASSADOR

    • CC: 5585
    • Liter: 5.6
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 343
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.6 L / 343 )

    1975-1977 AMERICAN MOTORS HORNET

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: SPORTABOUT
    • CUI: 304
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 304 )

    1979 AMERICAN MOTORS CONCORD

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: DL
    • CUI: 304
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 304 )

    1968-1969 AMERICAN MOTORS JAVELIN

    • CC: 4753
    • Liter: 4.7
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 290
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.7 L / 290 )

    1970-1972 AMERICAN MOTORS JAVELIN

    • CC: 4983
    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: SST
    • CUI: 304
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 304 )

    1970 AMERICAN MOTORS AMX

    • CC: 6391
    • Liter: 6.4
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 390
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.4 L / 390 )

    1976 AMERICAN MOTORS GREMLIN

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: CUSTOM
    • CUI: 304
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 304 )

    1971 AMERICAN MOTORS HORNET

    • Liter: 5.9
    • SubModel: SC/360
    • CUI: 360
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.9 L / 360 )

    1960-1961 AMERICAN MOTORS AMBASSADOR

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: SUPER

    1969 AMERICAN MOTORS AMBASSADOR

    • CC: 6391
    • Liter: 6.4
    • SubModel: DPL
    • CUI: 390
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.4 L / 390 )

    1970 AMERICAN MOTORS AMBASSADOR

    • CC: 4983
    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 304
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 304 )

    1968 AMERICAN MOTORS REBEL

    • CC: 5585
    • Liter: 5.6
    • SubModel: 550
    • CUI: 343
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.6 L / 343 )

    1968 AMERICAN MOTORS AMERICAN

    • CC: 4753
    • Liter: 4.7
    • SubModel: ROGUE
    • CUI: 290
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.7 L / 290 )

    1967 AMERICAN MOTORS AMBASSADOR

    • Liter: 5.6
    • SubModel: 990
    • CUI: 343
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.6 L / 343 )

    1971-1974 AMERICAN MOTORS JAVELIN

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

    1970 AMERICAN MOTORS AMBASSADOR

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: DPL

    1963 AMERICAN MOTORS AMBASSADOR

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: 990

    1971-1974 AMERICAN MOTORS JAVELIN

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: AMX

    1970-1972 AMERICAN MOTORS HORNET

    • CC: 4983
    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: SST
    • CUI: 304
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 304 )

    1970 AMERICAN MOTORS REBEL

    • Liter: 5.9
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 360
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.9 L / 360 )

    1965 AMERICAN MOTORS CLASSIC

    • CC: 5358
    • Liter: 5.3
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 327
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.3 L / 327 )

    1970 AMERICAN MOTORS REBEL

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: MACHINE

    1967 AMERICAN MOTORS REBEL

    • Liter: 5.6
    • SubModel: SST
    • CUI: 343
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.6 L / 343 )

    1969 AMERICAN MOTORS AMBASSADOR

    • Liter: 4.8
    • SubModel: SST
    • CUI: 290
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.8 L / 290 )

    1975-1977 AMERICAN MOTORS MATADOR

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 304
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 304 )

    1977 AMERICAN MOTORS HORNET

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: AMX
    • CUI: 304
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 304 )

    1969 AMERICAN MOTORS REBEL

    • Liter: 5.6
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 343
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.6 L / 343 )

    1970-1972 AMERICAN MOTORS JAVELIN

    • Liter: 5.9
    • SubModel: SST
    • CUI: 360
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.9 L / 360 )

    1975-1976 AMERICAN MOTORS MATADOR

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

    1966 AMERICAN MOTORS MARLIN

    • CC: 5358
    • Liter: 5.3
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 327
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.3 L / 327 )

    1970 AMERICAN MOTORS REBEL

    • Liter: 5.9
    • SubModel: SST
    • CUI: 360
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.9 L / 360 )

    1973-1974 AMERICAN MOTORS HORNET

    • CC: 4983
    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 304
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 304 )

    1970 AMERICAN MOTORS AMX

    • Liter: 5.9
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 360
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.9 L / 360 )

    1969 AMERICAN MOTORS AMBASSADOR

    • CC: 6391
    • Liter: 6.4
    • SubModel: SST
    • CUI: 390
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.4 L / 390 )

    1968 AMERICAN MOTORS REBEL

    • CC: 4753
    • Liter: 4.7
    • SubModel: 550
    • CUI: 290
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.7 L / 290 )

    1967 AMERICAN MOTORS AMERICAN

    • CC: 5585
    • Liter: 5.6
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 343
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.6 L / 343 )

    1961 AMERICAN MOTORS AMBASSADOR

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: CUSTOM 400

    1963 AMERICAN MOTORS AMBASSADOR

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: 880

    Diagram of wireing

    Asked by: Nibor67
    Here is a link to the instructions - https://www.jegs.com/InstallationInstructions/100/121/121-8523.pdf
    Answered by: Rusty B
    Date published: 2018-08-06
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