GM Small Block Front Drive Distributor

Fits small block Chevy, must be used with a Jesel or Comp Cams Camshaft Belt Drive Kit and an MSD Flying Magnet Crank Trigger.

PART# 8510

Suggested Retail: $676.95
Your Price:$608.95
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MSD’s Pro-Billet Front Drive distributor is the solution for race engines that don’t have room for a standard distributor due to firewall clearance or intake combinations. The MSD Front Drive distributor is belt-driven from a pulley installed on the camshaft. For increased strength and durability a 9mm belt is used which is wider than any other drive assembly. The distributor head is CNC-machined from a billet of aluminum and is secured to a strong precision bracket. This system is an extremely accurate way to distribute the spark energy from your MSD Ignition! We revised the front drive with our standard Ford-style cap and rotor. This creates a downsized package for an easier fit in tight engine compartments. The Front Drive distributor is supplied with mounting bolts, cam pulley and drive belt. Note: Must be used with a Jesel or Comp Cams Camshaft Belt Drive Kit and an MSD Flying Magnet Crank Trigger.


  • Band clamp mount allows easy rotor phasing adjustment
  • The only front drive distributor with adjustable belt tension
  • The MSD Cap and Rotor are injection molded from strong DuPont Rynite material
  • Billet aluminum bracket and lower housing for strength
  • Supplied with cam gear, hardware and extra wide 9mm belt


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This part is legal for use on Uncontrolled (Non-Emissions Controlled) Vehicles or Racing 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

Racing Vehicles are vehicles that are used exclusively for racing or other forms of competition that are not registered and that may never be used on the street.

WARNING FOR 8510: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
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