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MSD Replacement Cap & Rotor (86-95 5.0L)

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  • Item 14230
  • MPN# 8482

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Features & Details

  • Improves Spark Energy
  • Includes Cap and Rotor
  • Corrosion Resistant Stainless Steel Terminals
  • Fits 1986 to 1995 5.0 V8's
Hotter Spark. Improve your Mustangs performance by simply replacing your old worn out distributor cap and rotor with a kit from MSD for a stronger more powerful spark. Superior Materials. This MSD Distributor Cap and Rotor is injection molded from a Rynite material that provides superior protection against cross firing and arcing. The corrosion resistant stainless steel inserts and steel rotor springs provide high conductivity and unrestricted energy flow for a hotter spark.

Application. The MSD Red Replacement Cap and Rotor Kit is designed to fit the 1986 to 1995 Mustangs equipped with a 5.0L V8 engine.

Fitment: 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 Details

What's in the Box
  • (1) Cap
  • (1) Rotor
Installation Info
Tech Specs
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • Foxbody - 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93
  • GT - 94, 95

Fits 5.0L V8's Only

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Most Helpful Reviews

1/5
This used to be a great product!

Ok I will start off by saying my car already had a msd cap on it and this was just a new replacement for a tune up on the car. When I opened the packaging I noticed they had redone the rotor with a sleek ...

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Helpful (3)

5/5
MSD cap and rotor

great product, smooth transaction, fast shipping....happy customer happy fox

Helpful (2)

Overall Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars
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WIll this kit prevent the car from passing smog?

Pablo

  • The MSD Replacement Cap & Rotor would be carb approved.

    Ricky36

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Will this cap and rotor fit a 95 cobra

ChakirisM

  • The MSD Replacement Cap & Rotor will not fit a 95 Cobra.

    VincentV

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will the LiveWires fit on the cap? thanks

victorg

Does it fit stock oem distributor?

Anonymous

  • This cap and rotor will fit on the OEM distributor just fine!

    Ricky36

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85? Will this fit the 85 gt as well wth the duraspark? i dont see why it wouldnt. but i want to be sure.

01carbd302

  • if you go to the msd web page it says that part 8492 fits 85-95 5.0L

    cs9245

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Do need a msd spacer for this set up? The cap is not matching up with the tabs on my distributor.

Derek1984

  • I would call MSD.

    Rodstoy

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Customer Reviews (66) Write a Review

Overall Rating 4.7

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

Installation Cost:0-$100

  • Performance Gain 4.206349 4.2
  • Fit 4.650794 4.7



  • 1/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    June 12, 2016

    This used to be a great product!

    Ok I will start off by saying my car already had a msd cap on it and this was just a new replacement for a tune up on the car. When I opened the packaging I noticed they had redone the rotor with a sleek red one with msd stamped on it instead of the plain gray one that used to come with the kit. The new rotor is too long and does not have an air gap with the cap. This being said it drags on the cap and starts causing all 8 cylinders to misfire at about 2500 - 3000 rpm. I had to go to the local parts store and buy another new rotor to replace the new one that came with the kit because it does not work. Spent the entire afternoon troubleshooting plugs, wires, coil, and cap trying to figure out what was wrong. Giant waste of money and time.

    Dyno

    Year: 1989 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (3)

  • 5/5

    July 29, 2016

    MSD cap and rotor

    great product, smooth transaction, fast shipping....happy customer happy fox

    tino

    Year: 1992 Submodel: Other

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 04, 2015

    Great looking item - contributed to better acceleration

    My '89 Mustang GT convertible is red with less than 70,000 miles, but it was time for a tune up. I installed this MSD distributor cap and rotor with ease. (The installation guide on the site is top notch.) I also installed NGK Iridium spark plugs, Ford Racing 9mm wires, and an MSD coil. (Installing this combination of items took most of the afternoon.) I cannot say that this combination added horsepower, but it definitely improved acceleration throughout the RPM range. Prior to today's updates there was always a hesitation between applying pressure on the gas pedal and the actual acceleration. Now it is sure and positive.

    Rlh6013

    Year: 1989 Submodel: GT Charlotte, MI

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    May 30, 2013

    It's a cap and rotor

    Fits like stock but looks a lot better than the OEM cap. This is a aesthetic modification. My car seemed to idle a little smoother but that's probably due to the fact my original cap and rotor were worn. The top portion of the cap is a nice feature because it keeps your wires in place. If you have an suspension brace, the coil wire is a tight fit due to the wire holder. Not a big deal, but something to note.

    Sforry

    Year: 1988 Submodel: Other VA

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 14, 2017

    MSD cap and rotor

    Looks and works great! Would highly recommend the easy replacement as it is cheaper than the whole distributor. Would also recommend doing plugs and wires the same time if not already done.

    CordellK

    Year: 1994 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    April 15, 2017

    Build

    I purchased the MSD cap and rotor also plugs and wires and it all looks so sweet and man what a difference with my car idles better and runs so smooth. Great looks and such and difference.Thanks American muscle

    LeonardG

    Year: 1989 Submodel: Other

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    August 31, 2016

    Excellent upgrade!

    The cap and rotor blend perfectly with the new Blue wires and make a great contrast with the upgraded look under the hood.

    Devilone1

    Year: 1990 Submodel: Boss

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    August 16, 2016

    Great Product!

    My foxbody was still running the original cap and rotor and I needed a replacement. The fit and finish of the MSD cap and rotor was perfect. Looks great too! Runs very smooth after the tune-up.

    saleen47

    Year: 1990 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 27, 2016

    Perfect

    This distributor cap and rotor make a big difference on my fox body

    Valle

    Year: 1991 Submodel: Other

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    May 23, 2016

    Love it

    Great product , replaced this with the stock one and along with the new wringing and spark plugs woke my mustang up , it's also good knowing that it screws down to lock the wires in place and snaps one in at the top

    chancedearing

    Year: 1994 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1)

  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    May 22, 2016

    Nice for the price

    This is a pretty good product for the price. Nice appearance upgrade without dropping 200 for a msd distributor. Can be a little tricky to put the top peice on if you have aftermarket/thicker plug wires.

    ThisguyJesse

    Year: 1994 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1)

  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    May 14, 2015

    Looks nice

    Looks nice. Works great. Only problem was the plug wire boots didn't fit through the holes and they were MSD wires

    Matt

    Year: 1995 Submodel: GT North Manchester, IN

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    August 25, 2014

    Cheaper then Advance.

    I already had the MSD Built Discriminator 6Al initiation, and the SS blaster coil. It was time for a new cap & rotor. It was 3 Dollars less then at the store, and I only had to wait 3 Days from time to order to my front Door. I would recommend this product & ordering anything from A/M Great Service, aand quick free delivery! Thanks A/M

    MustangJoe

    Year: 1993 Submodel: GT Lanc. PA

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    January 28, 2014

    great quality

    I bought this as a replacement to my old and extremely worn out Motorcraft cap and rotor. Once installed, the engine ran smoother and was a bit snappier although that's probably just due to the fact that it's getting spark again. Everything is a good, quality mold and I couldn't find any defects anywhere. MSD came through as always and produced another durable piece that looks as good as it performs.

    Murph95

    Year: 1991 Submodel: Other Roseville, CA

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    January 27, 2014

    This is a great product.

    Fits great, looks great and works as expected. Would recommend.

    metalcamaro68

    Year: 1988 Submodel: Other Lancaster, CA, USA

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    April 28, 2012

    This cap looks great.

    The MSD dis. cap and rotor button Look and fit great. It really stands out under hood. Even comes with wire retainer.

    BlueRustang

    Year: 1988 Submodel: Other Torbay, NL, Canada

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    November 22, 2017

    Fast shipping

    Easy to install , looks great , good bang for your buck

    CobyB

    Year: 1995 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    November 17, 2017

    Great product

    Couldn’t ask for a better product. MSD has been around a long time and one of the best.

    Brandon

    Year: 1990 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (0)

  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: 0-$100

    November 12, 2017

    Performance n fit

    The product performs great. But the fit is a little off on the optional plug wire hold down piece and the way it lines up my coil wire does not reach so it can’t be used.

    JamesB

    Year: 1994 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    October 21, 2017

    MSD cap and rotor

    Looks good !!!! Easy to install nice upgrade recommend.

    RolandB

    Year: 1995 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (0)

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