1981 Ford Mustang Performance Ignition Systems

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      # mpn2831865717
      Ford Mustang 5.0L 1981, Ready To Run Distributor by MSD®. Easy as 1,2,3… The MSD Black Ready-to-Run distributor line makes adding big ignition power and stealthy good looks to your a snap. With no ignition box needed, connect 3 wires...
      Simple and clean installation with only three wires to connectSupplied with an HEI style distributor cap and rotor (accepts Cap-A-Dapts)
      $429.95
    • (1 review)
      # 803897560
      Ford Mustang 1981, PlasmaCore™ Inconel Electrode Pulse Nickel Spark Plugs by Pulstar®. With Resistor. Inconel-electrode Pulse Plug. Designed specifically for most popular vehicles, PlasmaCore™ Inconel Electrode Pulse Plug provides...
      Increased horsepowerBetter torque
      $14.95 - $119.60
    • (0 reviews)
      # 826490461
      Ford Mustang 1981, Billet Distributor by Fast®. Due to a variety of changes and updates developed by the talented electrical engineers at FAST™, these dual-sync distributors are plug-and-play for electronic ignition control with...
      20 AWG, extreme-duty flexible-style wires for increased strength and durabilityRevised sensor placement and advanced plate sleeve designs create increased accuracy and reliability
      $368.18 - $369.59
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn2286087
      Ford Mustang 2.3L / 3.3L / 4.2L 1981, Front Super Coil by Accel®. Accel Super Coils feature advanced bobbin technology, highly specialized silicone magnetic steel cores, along with optimized winding, resistance and turns ratios to...
      Comes With Ballast ResistorEffective Up To 6500 RPM
      $69.95
    • (0 reviews)
      # 826510344
      Ford Mustang 5.0L 1981, Race Billet Distributor by Fast®. The FAST™ Race Billet Distributors were designed to deliver the most accurate trigger signal possible throughout the entire RPM range of your race engine. This is accomplished...
      High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
      $325.19 - $351.17
    • (0 reviews)
      # 960690623
      Ford Mustang 1981 Spark Plug Wire Set by Accel®. These Accel 8.8mm wires feature a carbon/graphite core that virtually eliminate RFI noise while providing maximum conductivity for ultimate performance in any race or street application....
      8000, 8800, & 8900 Series, 550°F-rated8.8mm yellow high temperature silicone jacket
      $81.45 - $88.70
    • (2 reviews)
      # 1015739837
      Ford Mustang 1981, Performance Nickel Spark Plug by Nitrode®. The Nitrode™ spark plugs are positioned to be the world's "greenest" most environmentally friendly spark plugs on the planet. Reducing fuel consumption and emissions while...
      The Nitrode™ is made with a proprietary ceramic exclusively used for this spark plugThis unique ceramic is over 10% harder than any ceramic known today
      $8.09
    • (0 reviews)
      # 86805030
      Ford Mustang 1981 Super Conductor Spark Plug Wire Set by MSD®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by MSD features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your vehicle and lifestyle, it is...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $91.03 - $98.54
    • (0 reviews)
      # 803903210
      Ford Mustang 4.2L 1981, U-Groove™ High Performance Copper Spark Plugs by Accel®. With Resistor. Accel HP Spark Plugs are made with a Copper core which is a better conductor than Platinum and Iridium. They deliver a stronger spark...
      The Copper core is a better conductor than Iridium or Platinum plugsCopper dissipates heat much better than other materials
      $3.38 - $26.25
    • (0 reviews)
      # 826483487
      Ford Mustang 1981, Pro-Billet™ Distributor by MSD®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by MSD features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your vehicle and lifestyle, it is...
      CNC machined billet aluminum housing and Dupont Rynite baseEasy-to-adjust mechanical advance is mounted on top of the shaft
      $301.95 - $364.95
    • (0 reviews)
      # 960864689
      Ford Mustang 1981 Street Thunder™ Ignition Wire Set by Taylor Cable®. Get great performance at an extremely affordable price with Taylor’s Street Thunder ignition wires. These 8mm wires deliver all of the performance in your street...
      Kevlar Helically Spiral Wound CoreDurable Silicone Double Layer Jacket
      $25.09 - $41.77
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn2270608
      Ford Mustang 4.2L 1981 Super Stock™ Spark Plug Wire Kit by Accel®. These Accel Super Stock wire sets are a true performance upgrade replacement for OE types. Efficient delivery of spark energy for a good price. Silicone boots with...
      8 mm SpiralStainless Steel Spark Plug Terminals
      $63.81
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn2831865673
      Ford Mustang 5.0L 1981, Pro-Billet™ HEI Distributor by MSD®. All the performance of MSD Pro-Billet line Now in black for your engine. Must be used with MSD 6, 7, or 8-series ignition. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this...
      Must be used with an MSD Ignition ControlPolished steel shaft is QPQ coated and guided by a sealed ball bearing for smooth operation at all rpms
      $311.95
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn4483770248
      Ford Mustang 5.0L 1981, Power Pack Ignition Kit by TSP®. TSP's Power Pack Ignition Kit delivers high quality ignition components, all in one retail-friendly display box. It includes Pro Series Pro Billet distributor, 50,000 volt E-Core...
      Designed for ultra high efficiencyProvides better performance
      $340.98
    • (0 reviews)
      # 803909210
      Ford Mustang 4.2L 1981, U-Groove™ Resistor Header Copper Spark Plugs by Accel®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by Accel features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your vehicle...
      Shorty Spark Plugs For Tubular Exhaust HeadersEliminates Dimpling Headers For Added Clearance
      $23.77 - $32.43
    • (0 reviews)
      # 803882227
      Ford Mustang 1981, Copper Spark Plug by Autolite®. With Resistor. These spark plugs by Autolite are specially designed and manufactured to ensure quick starts, dependable performance, and smooth acceleration. The products are made of...
      Copper-glass seal bonds insulator, terminal post center electrode together; assures full required voltage at spark gap; gas-tight seal (100% leak proof)Multi-rib insulator reduces danger of "flash-over"
      $1.69
    • (0 reviews)
      # 959924865
      Ford Mustang 1981, Platinum Spark Plugs by Autolite®. Provides a center wire platinum firing tip. Benefits include: reduced gap erosion, fewer misfires, better performance and more durability. Guaranteed for 4 years.
      High nickel alloy side electrode maintains precise gapFull platinum tip assures virtually no gap erosion
      $3.05 - $6.06
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn4498086871
      Ford Mustang 2.3L 1981, Iridium Yttrium Performance Spark Plug by Brisk®. Iridium Yttrium Performance Spark Plug are the best solution for high performance and racing engines. Iridium Yttrium Spark Plugs provide many unique and...
      Iridium is 6X harder & 8X stronger than platinumLong lasting OEM performance replacement
      $10.99
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn4498087311
      Ford Mustang 2.3L 1981, Premium EVO Nickel Spark Plug by Brisk®. Unique Spark Plug Produced Patented Laser Technology Unique igniter auxiliary electrode at the tip of the insulator formed using the patented technology of laser...
      Perfect ignition of fuel mixture in engine cylindersUnrestricted flame throughout combustion chamber
      $14.99
    • (0 reviews)
      # 876486629
      Ford Mustang 1981, Premium Racing LGS Spark Plug by Brisk®. Brisk Premium LGS spark plug has been developed after two-year cooperation with Lamborghini Morori Marini. Brisk Premium LGS spark plug utilizes extremely long glide-spark and...
      High-Potential Semi-Surface discharge equals more powerDischarge at the point of richest mixture in 360° perimeter
      $13.99
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn4498087286
      Ford Mustang 2.3L 1981, Racing Spark Plug by Brisk®. Brisk Silver Racing Spark Plugs are the best solution for high performance and racing engines. Silver Spark Plugs provide many unique and beneficial characteristics, Silver is taking...
      Silver is the best conductor of thermal heat & electricitySuperior ignition ability increases engine power
      $10.99
    • (0 reviews)
      # 906117897
      Ford Mustang 1981 Armor Shield Spark Plug Wire Set by Accel®. Accel Armor Shield wires feature a metallic braided wire that delivers maximum spark energy while providing a Pro Street look. Armor Shield Wire sets enhance the appearance...
      8mm, 450°F-ratedPro-street applications
      $79.86 - $89.79
    • (0 reviews)
      # 209775298
      Ford Mustang 1981 Prestolite ProConnect™ Spark Plug Wire Set by Accel®. ProConnect ignition wire sets meet or exceed OE/OES specifications, performance and quality. These cables match the original color and are designed to provide...
      Carbon impregnated fiberglass coreFiberglass braid for added strength
      $28.95 - $39.68
    • (0 reviews)
      # 89580239
      Ford Mustang 1981 Super Stock™ Spark Plug Wire Set by Accel®. These Accel Super Stock wire sets are a true performance upgrade replacement for OE types. Efficient delivery of spark energy for a good price. Silicone boots with...
      7mm and 8mm, 550°F-ratedStreet-driven applications
      +1
      $41.09 - $60.56
    • (0 reviews)
      # 819527228
      Ford Mustang 4.2L 1981 Street-Fire™ Spark Plug Wire Set by MSD®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by MSD features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your vehicle and lifestyle,...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $44.96 - $48.17
    • (0 reviews)
      # 960741677
      Ford Mustang 1981 High Energy™ Ignition Wire Set by Taylor Cable®. These wires are a top choice for either street or race applications. Each wire is cut to length and terminated with Taylor’s low-profile silicone Proboot with...
      Available For Street Or Track ApplicationsHigh Temperature and Oil Resistant Wire Insulation
      $25.63 - $39.71
    • (0 reviews)
      # 87796168
      Ford Mustang 1981 Spiro-Pro™ Ignition Wire Set by Taylor Cable®. These plug wires are the top choice of racers and street enthusiasts for their high performance at an affordable price. With two layers of 100% silicone jacketing and...
      8mm outer insulationSpiro-Pro wire with conductive spiral-wound core
      $42.18 - $73.62
    • (0 reviews)
      # 87796185
      Ford Mustang 4.2L With Dura-Spark Ignition 1981 Street™ Street Ignition Wire Set by Taylor Cable®. Taylor's 8mm Spiro-Pro wire and stainless braided covering with polished aluminum boot protectors will provide an amazing accent in...
      8mm silicone wire100% Silicone boots w/SS dual-spring connectors
      $100.18 - $215.26
    • (0 reviews)
      # 87796178
      Ford Mustang 1981 ThunderVolt™ Performance Performance Ignition Wire Set by Taylor Cable®. Gain horsepower and torque with Taylor’s Dyno-proven ThunderVolt racing plug wire sets. Low resistance for healthy spark and RFI/EMI...
      Exclusive copper/nickel alloy bonded by a conductive acrylic coverFerrite spiral-wound core provides low resistance for optimum RFI and RMI suppression
      +2
      $48.75 - $73.74
    • (0 reviews)
      # 960749753
      Ford Mustang 4.2L / 5.0L With Ford Small Block Engine 1981 8.5 Series 50 Race™ Spark Plug Wire Set by AFIS®. Developed for high performance street cars and racing cars, AFIS has introduced a comprehensive new range of spiral-core...
      Superior jackets resist dielectric failureBoth reactive layer and inductive windings can transmit current without interference
      $79.95
    • (0 reviews)
      # 904805442
      Ford Mustang 2.3L / 3.3L / 4.2L 1981, Super Stock™ Front Super Stock Ignition Coil by Accel®. Accel's Super Stock coils are high-performance replacements for OE canister style coils. Improves starting, idle, throttle response and top...
      Effective To 6500 RPM
      $28.34 - $32.54
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn1422736076
      Ford Mustang 1981, Ignition Coil by Proform®. High-Performance. Sold Each. If you are looking to enhance your vehicle's performance, then this top-notch product is definitely what you need. Manufactured from premium quality materials...
      Carefully designed to improve the performance of your vehicleCrafted from first-rate materials
      $32.88
    • (0 reviews)
      # 904810568
      Ford Mustang With 2-Valve Engine 1981, Ignition Coils by Professional Products®. Professional Products now offers a line of extreme high performance coils. The relatively new multi-coil arrangements offer a big advantage over the old...
      Carefully engineered to increase spark energyPainstakingly designed for ultra high efficiency
      $24.48 - $117.27
    • (0 reviews)
      # 826610567
      Ford Mustang 1981, HEI Distributor by TSP®. With Coil.
      Designed for ultra high efficiencyProvides better performance
      +1
      $51.83 - $105.18
    • (0 reviews)
      # 826608477
      Ford Mustang 5.0L 1981, Pro Series Pro-Billet™ Distributor by TSP®. W/O Coil. TSP's Pro Series Pro Billet Distributor is for the racer who needs added spark and precision for their high performance power plant. It features a high...
      Designed for ultra high efficiencyProvides better performance
      $105.18
    • (0 reviews)
      # 826556802
      Ford Mustang 1981, Pro Series™ Ready To Run Distributor by TSP®. W/O Coil.
      Designed for ultra high efficiencyProvides better performance
      $119.21 - $124.39
    • (0 reviews)
      # 826454203
      Ford Mustang 5.0L 1981, Pro-Billet™ Distributor by TSP®. W/O Coil. TSP's Pro Billet distributor is designed to get the job done. They say there is beauty in simplicity - well, this small-cap distributor has it in spades. Lacking the...
      Designed for ultra high efficiencyProvides better performance
      $53.35
    • (0 reviews)
      # 826476725
      Ford Mustang 5.0L 1981, Ready To Run Distributor by TSP®. W/O Coil. TSP's Ready to Run distributor is designed for easy installation. With the included ignition module, all you'll need to complete your set-up is a coil. Using simple...
      Designed for ultra high efficiencyProvides better performance
      $53.35
    • (0 reviews)
      # 826470226
      Ford Mustang 2.3L With 45D Style Distributor 1981, Custom Flame-Thrower™ "Stock-Look" Distributor by PerTronix®.
      All new lightweight cast aluminum housingHigh dielectric strength cap and rotor with brass contacts
      $202.98 - $250.00
    • (0 reviews)
      # 826505931
      Ford Mustang 2.3L With 45D Style Distributor 1981, Flame-Thrower™ "Stock-Look" Distributor by PerTronix®. Flame-Thrower "Stock-Look" distributors are loaded with features that you would expect from a high performance part, yet...
      All new lightweight cast aluminum housingHigh dielectric strength cap and rotor with brass contacts
      $227.44 - $262.48
    • (0 reviews)
      # 826497429
      Ford Mustang 4.2L / 5.0L With Ford Small Block Engine 1981, Flame-Thrower™ "Stock-Look" Distributor Standart by PerTronix®. With Motorcraft Style. Flame-Thrower "Stock-Look" distributors are loaded with features that you would expect...
      All new lightweight cast aluminum housingHigh dielectric strength cap and rotor with brass contacts
      $214.64 - $250.08
    • (0 reviews)
      # 826552354
      Ford Mustang Base 4.2L With Ford Small Block Engine 1981, Flame-Thrower™ HEI Race Distributor by PerTronix®. Race HEI distributors feature an electronic module and 50,000 volt coil combination that optimizes spark energy and peak...
      New lightweight aluminum alloy housingHigh dielectric strength cap with brass terminals and low resistance coil brush
      $361.48 - $366.58
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn4254006280
      Ford Mustang 4.2L / 5.0L With PerTronix Flame-Thrower Distributor With Ford Small Block Engine 1981, Ignitor III™ Module Kit by PerTronix®. Parts and accessories for Flame-Thrower Billet Distributors offer unmatched quality and...
      Digital performance solutions give you more power and more features in a smaller packageInnovative technology for superior operation and rugged dependability under harsh conditions
      $151.27
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn358720531
      Ford Mustang 4.2L / 5.0L With FoMoCo Distributor / With Motorcraft Distributor 1981, Ignitor II™ Adaptive Dwell Ignition Control by PerTronix®. The has many of the same great features that the Ignitor has, but it's smarter. units...
      Adaptive dwell maintains peak energy throughout the entire RPM range, reducing misfires while improving engine performanceDevelops on average 4 times more available energy between 3000 and 5000 RPM, and 2 times more available plug voltage
      $150.08
    • (0 reviews)
      # 826552602
      Ford Mustang 1981, Ignitor II™ Ignition Module by PerTronix®.
      Digital performance solutions give you more power and more features in a smaller packageInnovative technology for superior operation and rugged dependability under harsh conditions
      $124.48 - $134.84
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn358720693
      Ford Mustang 4.2L / 5.0L With FoMoCo Distributor / With Motorcraft Distributor 1981, Ignitor™ Electronic Ignition by PerTronix®. For over forty years, the Ignitor has proven itself in applications ranging from race cars to tractors....
      Delivers twice the voltage to the spark plugs, increasing horsepower, fuel economy, and spark plug life2:1 improvement over "points" in current fall time for increased coil output
      $117.08
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn4254008961
      Ford Mustang 2.3L With FoMoCo 311185 industrial engine Distributors 1981, Industrial Ignitor™ Electronic Ignition Kit by PerTronix®. For over forty years, the Ignitor has proven itself in applications ranging from race cars to...
      Delivers twice the voltage to the spark plugs, increasing horsepower, fuel economy, and spark plug life2:1 improvement over "points" in current fall time for increased coil output
      $126.04
    • (0 reviews)
      # 826417307
      Ford Mustang 1981, Pro Race™ Circle Track Distributor by Fast®. When it comes to high end circle track racing where engines demand the most accuratetiming and reliable trigger signals, FAST™ Pro Race Distributors are the only...
      The most accurate and advanced distributor for racingApproved for use in NASCAR competition
      $766.53
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn474701988
      Ford Mustang 1981, Distributor by Big End Performance®. Provides reliable spark throughoutthe rpm range, so they’ll deliver the performance you need.This affordable distributor hasmany features that outperformthe competition, like a...
      High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
      $275.39
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn4487680779
      Ford Mustang 5.0L With Ford Small Block Windsor Engine 1981, 2 EFI Ignition Control Kit by Edelbrock®. Now you can get the ultimate control of your engine when using the expanded ignition timing control feature of E-Street 2 EFI. This...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $359.95
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn4512689619
      Ford Mustang 5.0L 1981, El Rayo DNA™ Distributor Ignition Kit by Speedmaster®. Speedmaster El Rayo ignition system are designed for the enthusiast that is serious about performance but needs the small cap size due to space...
      E cient E-core winding design produces more voltage and current85:1 turns ratio and lower primary resistance produce high voltage output
      $250.00
    • (0 reviews)
      # 819640072
      Ford Mustang 5.0L 1981 Spark Plug Wire Loom Alongside Valve Cover by R&M Specialties®.
      Designed to enhance engine’s performance and lookQuality machined from high-grade materials
      $57.64 - $129.12
    • (0 reviews)
      # 987612224
      Ford Mustang 4.2L / 5.0L 1981, Smoothie™ Horizontal Wire Loom Kit by Made 4 You®. Lays the wires out parallel to the valve cover. This top-grade product is expertly made in compliance with stringent industry standards to offer a...
      Unsurpassed QualityPrecision molded 6-6 Zytel Nylon will not melt, fade, distort, stain, or discolor, under normal use
      +1
      $34.95 - $41.07
    • (0 reviews)
      # 987610202
      Ford Mustang 4.2L / 5.0L 1981, Smoothie™ Vertical Wire Loom Kit by Made 4 You®. Made 4 You most popular style for mounting on valve covers, allowing the separators to be positioned vertically instead of horizontally. Adjustable to...
      Unsurpassed QualityPrecision molded 6-6 Zytel Nylon will not melt, fade, distort, stain, or discolor, under normal use
      +1
      $34.95 - $41.07
    • (1 review)
      # mpn358583031
      Ford Mustang 1981, Coil Cover by Moroso®. With this quality part backed by a great price, you can enjoy your vehicle so much more than you thought was possible. This Moroso part is specifically engineered to make your vehicle run...
      Fits over the factory plastic and can be installed in just minutesFabricated from 0.100 thick Aluminum with TIG Welded Corners
      $54.21
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn358947046
      Ford Mustang 5.0L With Ford Small Block Engine 1981, Coil Bracket Bolt Kit by ARP®. Add a touch of class to your coil bracket installation with an ARP bolt kit. Available in Black Oxide finished chrome moly or rust-proof stainless...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $1.85
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn2111565
      Ford Mustang 4.2L 1981, Dura Spark™ Distributor Cap by Taylor Cable®. Periodic replacement of your distributor cap and rotor will keep your car running at peak efficiency. They should both be replaced at the same time.
      Made from alkyd moldingSuperior protection from cross firing and arcing
      $18.76
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn2112198
      Ford Mustang 4.2L 1981, Dura Spark™ Distributor Cap and Rotor by Taylor Cable®. Periodic replacement of your distributor cap and rotor will keep your car running at peak efficiency. Here’s a matched set of distributor cap and rotor....
      Made from alkyd moldingSuperior protection from cross-firing and arcing
      $21.91
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn2112215
      Ford Mustang 4.2L 1981, Dura Spark™ Distributor Rotor by Taylor Cable®. Periodic replacement of your distributor rotor will keep your car running at peak efficiency. Deteriorated distributor rotors can cause misfires by allowing the...
      Made from alkyd moldingSuperior protection from cross firing and arcing
      $11.97
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn4254009261
      Ford Mustang 5.0L With Billet Distributor With Ford Small Block Engine 1981, Gear by PerTronix®. This product is made of high-quality materials to serve you for years to come. Designed using state-of-the-art technology and with...
      Digital performance solutions give you more power and more features in a smaller packageInnovative technology for superior operation and rugged dependability under harsh conditions
      $40.94




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