We talk a lot about how Fox-body Mustangs aren’t getting any younger. Regardless of what your Fox-body Mustang has been through, eventually the distributor may be worn enough to justify replacing it with a new one. Every time the engine runs, the distributor wears a little more, and eventually that wear translates into reduced performance, and even running problems.
Whether you’re looking to replace a worn original distributor, or upgrade to something for a little more performance, Performance Distributors has you covered with their Hot Forged Aluminum Distributor for late model Mustangs.
This distributor is made from CNC machined hot-forged aluminum for high strength, while maintaining a lower cost to manufacture. The distributor includes one of Performance Distributors’ Dyna Mod ignition modules as well for longer coil saturation and increased spark duration . An oil impregnated bronze bushing improves life of the distributor shaft.
Options include either a red or blue distributor cap, and either a steel gear for use with hydraulic roller camshafts, or a cast iron gear for use with flat tappet cams. Brass terminals on the distributor cap provide better conduction of spark energy from the distributor to the spark plugs.
These distributors are also available for either 5.0 or 5.8 liter engines, meaning if you’re doing a 5.8 swap into your Mustang you can call Performance Distributors and order a new Hot Forged unit that will work with the car’s factory electronics.
LateModelRestoration.com put out a video earlier this year highlighting the features of these distributors and going over the necessary steps to install one. While this may sound like an intimidating task to some first timers, replacing the distributor requires only a minimal number of tools and can be done in just a few minutes.
A Hot Forged Distributor from Performance Distributors is a quick, easy, and affordable ignition upgrade and repair for any late model Mustang. Be sure to check out their line of ignition system products as well by visiting their web-site.