If you own a Ford V-8 with dual-4
induction, you know why we build offset distributors. An
uncompromised runner layout usually requires moving the distributor.
We build these units in-house with genuine MSD components and our
own billet components making up the balance. The key features and
- Both shafts are supported on
bearings on both ends. Sealed ball bearings are used on the
distributor head and top of the engine shaft, and a
Torrington caged needle bearing is used on the bottom of the
engine shaft. A Torrington thrust bearing is used on the
engine shaft to accommodate reverse cam rotation
- The engine shaft is
heat-treated and ground 4340 alloy steel. This is done for
the needle bearing race hardness requirements, but the
resulting quality is superior.
- All models use the large
Ford-style distributor cap. This reduces the risk of spark
scatter or cross-firing. Typically, racing distributors for
Ford applications use smaller caps due to space limitations.
- Two offsets are available –
3.2” (shown) for dual-4 applications, and 7.2” to clear
turbo plumbing or large superchargers.
- Three different heads are
available. 1) Crank-trigger head - just a fixed rotor
spinning in a low-profile housing. 2) MSD “Pro Billet”
style head – includes a Hall-effect pick-up and mechanical
advance mechanism that can be tuned or locked out. 3) “Sync-Pulse”
modified MSD “Pro Billet” head – The reluctor is
replaced with a billet single paddle reluctor for
fuel-injection timing. The modified reluctor can be indexed
on the shaft with a set-screw, and the ignition timing is
done with a crank-trigger. It effectively turns the
distributor into a cam-position sensor for EFI induction.
- Bronze gear standard on all
- Adjustable belt tension –
the belt box slides on a track and is locked in position
with one bolt.
- Spare belt included – Most
customers requested a spare belt, so we included an extra
one with every unit. The Goodyear belts are readily
available, but you probably won’t find one on Sunday.
- Available for popular Ford V-8’s
– Small block (260, 289, 302, 5.0L), Windsor (351W and 9.2
deck race engines), FE series (390, 428, 427), and Big block
(351C, 351M, 429, 460).