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Old 02-25-2003, 09:08 AM   #1
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distributor gears???????????

Ok, I am changing from TPI to carb. I will still be running the stock L98 cam. Do I have to get a special gear for the non-computer controled dist to go with the stock roller cam?

Is it just a standard gear on the factory dist on not???????
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No need to change the gear.
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Thanks, I had seen the bronze gears for the roller cam setup, but It is just for after market or certain roller cams. Is that right?

Glad to hear I dont have to change it for just the stock cam. What about something like the comp xe282hr cam?
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The factory used what they call a "melonized" gear on distributors intended for factory roller cams. It has a surface treatment that non-roller cam distributor gears don't get. But, the melonized gear will work with non-roller cams as well.

Aftermarket roller cams in days of yore were made from billet stock. It was hard, and would wear out "regular" distributor gears. So, bronze was used.
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thanks for the replys guys. I will be changing to the comp xe282hr or maybe larger cam later on. I found out from comp that the stock gear on the non-computer controled dist will be fine also.

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