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bifs66
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posted 03-19-2003 07:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bifs66   Click Here to Email bifs66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a solid roller in the Fastback's 342 (5.0) based engine. Currently, the MSD dist has the requisite MSD bronze gear; and I'm concerned about the durability of the dist gear after hearing they may only last for 2K miles of street driving. I called Comp Cams and thay have a "composite" (polymer?) gear that eliminates the fast wearing bronze gears in applications where bronze gears are required (like my solid roller cam). Unfortunately, they only make the Ford gear for the .530 dist shaft (351??); and (of course)my 302 MSD dist has the .466 shaft. Now for the machinist's question.. would it be possible to have the .531 (ID) composite gear bushed down to .467 (ID)? Maybe we could lobby Comp Cams to make one for the .466 shaft (yea right!).

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Moneymaker
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posted 03-19-2003 08:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes it is very possible. You would need to find some bronze or aluminum stock that fits very tightly in the gear hole.
Press it in, then drill your new hole dead center and finish it off by drilling the dowel hole.
No big thing.
All in a days work.

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KULTULZ
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posted 03-19-2003 10:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KULTULZ   Click Here to Email KULTULZ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sounds like you need FRP M-12390-B. Check your FRP catalog.

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I am looking for information concerning factory performance/speed parts used on the MEL (Mercury-Edsel-Lincoln) Engine Series (383-410-430-462) from 1958 thru 1968.

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posted 03-19-2003 10:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by KULTULZ:
Sounds like you need FRP M-12390-B. Check your FRP catalog.


That's a steel gear. Almost everyone offers one of those.
By the way Kultulz, a found an old book belongin to my brother that you may be interested in seeing. New performance products for 1960 from Hot Rod.

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KULTULZ
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posted 03-20-2003 02:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KULTULZ   Click Here to Email KULTULZ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
That's a steel gear. Almost everyone offers one of those.

Isn't that what he needs on a steel roller cam? It is not available for service from FORD P&A.

quote:
By the way Kultulz, a found an old book belongin to my brother that you may be interested in seeing. New performance products for 1960 from Hot Rod.

Does it cover the Big 3 or just FORD? Anyway of scanning just the FORD offerings?

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Moneymaker
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posted 03-20-2003 06:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
He wants to use a composite gear, not a steel or bronze one. That's what I got out of the post anyway.

The book covers all the new performance offereings from the factory and aftermarket for 1960. All three makes, V-8 and six cylinders.
Yes I can scan the FoMoCo only stuff.

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KULTULZ
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posted 03-20-2003 08:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KULTULZ   Click Here to Email KULTULZ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Composite huh?

Maybe he wants to read -this- and maybe -this-.

Is there anything on the 352ci. 360HP? I would appreciate it if you could scan the material for me...

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I am looking for information concerning factory performance/speed parts used on the MEL (Mercury-Edsel-Lincoln) Engine Series (383-410-430-462) from 1958 thru 1968.

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BarrysGrrl
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posted 03-20-2003 08:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BarrysGrrl   Click Here to Email BarrysGrrl     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by KULTULZ:
Composite huh?

Is there anything on the 352ci. 360HP?

I would appreciate it if you could scan the material for me...


Yes and yes.

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posted 03-20-2003 08:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!

That was me above.

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Alex Denysenko
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KULTULZ
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posted 03-21-2003 03:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KULTULZ   Click Here to Email KULTULZ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Whew!... ...

You had me worried there for a second...

Ain't kids grand?

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