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NHRA U.S. Nationals!!

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usNats1 Alexis DeJoria raced past 16-time Funny Car world champ John Force to win the 60th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, the world’s most prestigious drag race. In Top Fuel Richie Crampton took the win over Steve Torrence in the final. Pro Stock had Shane Gray had his fourth career victory defeating teammate Dave Connolly. Pro Stock Motorcycle had Eddie Krawiec take his first Indy win and third of the season defeating Jerry Savoie in the process. Congratulations to all the winners!

MSD Pro-Billet Distributor for 392 HEMI Engines

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83891 Nostalgic engines are hotter than ever with the early HEMI models topping the cool factor in classic hot rods. For anyone with a 392 HEMI, they're going to be excited to hear about MSD's new Pro-Billet Distributor. The Pro-Billet 392 Distributor, PN 83891, is based on a CNC-machined billet aluminum housing for incredible strength and precision tolerances. For stability, the distributor shaft is guided by a sealed ball bearing while accurate trigger signals to fire the MSD Ignition Control. For tuning, the HEMI distributor features MSD's easy-to-adjust mechanical advance and is supplied with different springs and stop bushings. This allows you to custom tailor a timing curve to match your application. There is also a vacuum advance canister that will help with economy during cruises and throttle transitions. The distributor is supplied with MSD's heavy duty race rotor, distributor cap and spark plug wire retainer. An MSD Ignition Control such as a 6AL is required and will plug directly into the magnetic pickup of the distributor.

Atomic LS Coil Covers!

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CoilCovers If you desire a clean and customized look to your engine compartment, our new Atomic LS coil covers are designed to fit over the valve covers and coil assemblies to effectively hide the coil packs and wiring. The cast aluminum covers align with the Atomic Smart Fuel Rail assemblies and provide a completely smooth contoured finish to the edge of the valve cover. The covers are available in MSD red, black and in a bare cast finish to modify to match your style. There are two covers available to cover the LS1/6 engine as well as the LS2/3/7 platform. The Atomic Coil Covers will work with OEM coils as well as MSD's Multiple Sparking Coils.

NHRA Lucas Oil Nationals....

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LucasOilNats1 Morgan Lucas raced to victory in a pedal-fest against points leader Doug Kalitta in the Top Fuel final! The rest of the event was postponed due to inclement weather. Racing in the rest of the categories will be completed during qualifying rounds at the U.S. Nationals at Indianapolis. Congratulations to Morgan Lucas!

Performance Spark Plugs from MSD!

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 With over four decades of experience in designed and manufacturing high output ignition systems, it should be no surprise to learn that MSD is introducing a line of performance spark plugs! MSD’s new Iridium Spark Plugs are engineered and designed to be used on high performance, high output street engines.

MSD used their involvement in NASCAR to define high rpm endurance while reviewing the spark isolation requirements needed on plugs to fire an NHRA top fuel engine to create this new line of plugs from the ground up. The result of this high level experience in motorsports is a spark plug that is engineered to support power with long lasting performance for hot rods, modern muscle cars, trucks and SUV’s, as well as sport compact. The point of interest of MSD’s spark plugs is the iridium tip and the yttrium copper enhanced ground strap. This combination is designed to handle the higher heat associated with performance engines and high output ignition systems. The ground strap has also been modeled to expose as much of the flame as possible to create complete combustion. Attention was also given to the proprietary ceramic material of the plug ensuring that the only path for spark was across the gap - not through the housing which is typical of inferior plugs. The new MSD Iridium Spark Plug is available for a wide range of engines, applications and heat ranges.

  • Iridium tip assures an intense spark and improves cold starts
  • Electrode is machined to expose more flame to the combustion chamber
  • Proprietary ceramic blend ensures the most spark isolation
  • Reduced chance of pre-ignition with a yttrium enhanced ground electrode
  • Designed for long lasting performance even with high output ignition controls
  • Available for traditional hot rods, modern muscle cars and sport compact performance

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