Oldsmobile V8 350-455 Distributor

Fits Olds 260, 307, 330, 350, 400, 403, 425 and 455. Must be used with an MSD 6, 7 or 8-series ignition.

PART# 8566

Suggested Retail: $352.95
Your Price:$316.95
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Sharing the CNC machining techniques with the rest of the MSD Distributor line, the Olds housing is machined from high quality 6061-T6 aluminum. Adding to this strength are two sealed ball bearings that guide the 0.500” shaft accurately through 10,000+ rpm. TIG-welded on top of the polished steel shaft is MSD’s adjustable mechanical advance assembly. To accurately trigger the ignition, a high-output magnetic pick-up is bolted to the base. This trigger pick-up produces a precise trigger signal. An MSD red cap with brass terminals and Race Rotor are supplied.


  • CNC machined billet aluminum housing and billet aluminum base
  • Will not accept a vacuum advance canister
  • Must be used with an MSD Ignition Control
  • Supplied with an HEI style distributor cap and rotor (accepts Cap-A-Dapts)
  • Nylon pads ensure smooth operation of the advance weights
  • Advance weight pins are staked and tig welded to the plate
  • Mechanical advance assembly can be locked out for crank trigger systems
  • Advance plate and weights are fine blanked from chrome moly steel and QPQ coated for friction reduction
  • Polished steel shaft is QPQ coated and guided by two sealed ball bearings
  • 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
  • No CARB Exemption Order Number


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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 8566: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
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