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MASTIFF
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From: maumee, Ohio 43537
Registered: May 2001

posted 05-22-2002 01:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MASTIFF   Click Here to Email MASTIFF     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I bought an MSD distributor and inside the box there was an Addendum on gear installation. Apparently they put a cast gear on the distributor and some applications require a steel gear. How can I tell what kind of gear I need? I do not know the history of motor and I am assuming it is the stock cam and distributor. My motor is a 351C-4V and I believe it has hydralic lifters. Any help would be appreciated.

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Just Strokin
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posted 05-22-2002 01:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Just Strokin   Click Here to Email Just Strokin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Cast iron gear is acceptable for most all hydraulic (non-roller) cams and solid lifter cams.

Hydraulic rollers use a steel gear in most all cases.

Solid lifter roller cams can use either steel gear or bronze, use cam makers reccommendations.

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posted 05-22-2002 07:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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MASTIFF
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posted 05-22-2002 09:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MASTIFF   Click Here to Email MASTIFF     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks guys.....cast gear it is....It had me worried there for a sec.

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