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1998 FORD EXPLORER MSD Billet Distributors 8598

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1998 FORD EXPLORER

Distributor, Billet, Magnetic Trigger, Mechanical Advance, Ford, 289, 302, 5.0L, Each

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Brand: MSD Ignition

Manufacturer's Part Number: 8598

Part Type: Distributors

Product Line: MSD Billet Distributors

Summit Racing Part Number: MSD-8598

UPC: 085132085989

Computer-Controlled Compatible: No

Trigger Style: Magnetic

Advance Type: Mechanical

Ignition Box Required: Yes

Cap Style: Male/HEI

Mechanical Tach Drive: No

Slip Collar: No

Distributor Gear Material: Steel

Distributor Gear Rotation: Standard

Housing Material: Billet aluminum

Housing Finish: Natural

Marine Use: No

Quantity: Sold individually.

Notes: Distributor is 8.4375 in. tall from engine to top of distributor cap.

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MSD billet distributors are one of the finest street performance and racing distributors available. The distributor housings are precision-machined on CNC lathes from billet 6061-T6 aluminum to within +/- 1/1,000 in., producing a housing that's stable, lightweight, and less prone to flex. They feature an upper-sealed ball bearing to guide the distributor shaft and prevent shaft wobble at high rpms, and O-rings at the bottom of the base for improved oil control. The shaft is polished and QPQ-coated to minimize friction and allow the distributors to operate through 10,000 rpm. An adjustable mechanical advance assembly allows you to accurately and easily modify the advance curve to match your specific application. MSD premium distributors come complete with a race rotor and alkyd cap.

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Q:

I have a 289 Windsor, with a CompCam magnum hydraulic roller 31-422-8. Will this MSD fit with the camshaft?

Asked by BRADLEY on August 21, 2017

A:

Yes, the distributor has a the ford hydraulic gear attached, I am running ford racing b303 hydraulic camshaft on a 302.

THOMAS from AZ answered on August 25, 2017

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Q:

Will this work with an Edelbrock Victor junior intake manifold?

Asked by BRETT on May 23, 2018

A:

Brett, the 8598 distributor will clear the Edelbrock Victor Jr. intake on a 302.

MSD Ignition MSD Ignition Answer - May 24, 2018

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Q:

Will this distributor work with my 94 mustang cobra....302 with e303 cam...

Asked by on July 02, 2017

A:

No it won't. Summit has this distributor listed incorrectly. This only works with carbureted models.

I unfortunately bought this and wasn't able to use it even with the msd 6a box. MSD says it will not work with FI models.

SHAVON from NY answered on July 04, 2017

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Q:

Is the steel gear that comes with this distributor compatible with a Trick Flow Hydraulic Roller cam?
Cam part number TFS-51403001

Thanks,
Gary Woods

Asked by GARY on January 26, 2017

A:

Thanks for your question. The MSD Ignition 8598 will fit the roller cam Trick Flow Specialties TFS-51403001.

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16 Customer Reviews for MSD Ignition 8598 - MSD Billet Distributors

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excellant product that along with my MSD 6A digital box made tuning my engine great !! i recommend this product !!!

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Reviewer: from MO

Date: May 16, 2016

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Excellent product. Instructions were I depth and easy to understand. Very easy to install and great priced product.

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Reviewer: from CA

Date: May 26, 2015

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MSD FORD SBF 8598 DISTRIBUTOR

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Awesome Distributor,Easy Install,Easy Setup,Very nicely built,on a scale of 1-10 Id rate it at a 11 and best of all I bought it from Summit THE BEST SPEED SHOP ON THE PLANET.....

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Reviewer: from UT

Date: March 03, 2015

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Great product

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Exactly what you would expect from msd

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Reviewer: from VA

Date: February 20, 2019

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Good experience

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Fast delivery. quality merchandise.

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Reviewer: from KY

Date: August 07, 2018

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Some parts are not legal for use in California or other states with similar laws / regulations

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