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84TA406 06-19-2009 04:26 PM

Distributor Gear?
I'm using a Comp cams Retro-fit Hyd. Roller cam and I was doing some reading today and read I'm supposed to be using a bronze gear? I can honestly say I'm using a stock HEI gear and it shows 0 signs of wear. Should I swap it? Is the info correct?

eloc431962 06-19-2009 05:49 PM

What engine is it? I know the ford roller cam if you dont use the proper gear it will eventually eat it up. Cole

cobalt327 06-19-2009 05:57 PM


84TA406 06-19-2009 06:29 PM

The motor is a SBC, Cole.

The cam is a custom grind so getting info from Comp Sucks sometimes...

So I assume I should be ok? And I know my dist. gear is from a Flat tappet HEI since thats what I was using last.

eloc431962 06-19-2009 07:10 PM

Most cams flat tappet and roller are being made with stock-type iron distributor gears. I would make the call. Cole

eloc431962 06-19-2009 07:14 PM


Originally Posted by cobalt327

Where did your post go. :confused: Cole

84TA406 06-19-2009 07:19 PM

I guess I'll call em. I was wondering where the post went too.. Lots of good info there.

ericnova72 06-19-2009 07:20 PM

You are fine with the gear you have now because the cam is on an Austempered Iron core. A Bronze gear is only needed if the cam is a billet steel core.

84TA406 06-19-2009 08:15 PM

Thats what I figured. thanks for the help guys!

cobalt327 06-19-2009 08:19 PM


Originally Posted by eloc431962
Where did your post go. :confused: Cole

Posted before complete.

eric32 06-20-2009 07:03 PM

Even billet steel cams if they have the pressed on iron gear they can be used with stock iron gears. Make sure though its a good quality one not from a autoparts store like autozone etc cause I have read they are softer. I had a crane powermax hydraullic roller cam and they state it can be used with a stock iron distributor gear. Just have to check from cam maker to cam maker.

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