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Old 04-03-2005, 07:57 AM
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Distributor gear fix?

I have a Prestolite distributor from a Ford 351W that I need help with. I changed the gear with a steel gear that seems to be on the loose side. I can push it on by hand, did not need to press it on. How much torque will this gear be taking? Can I just use a roll pin to hold it in place or should I spot weld it?

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dist gear fit

the gear should be tight. you should have to heat the gear then slide it on. i usually put the distributor in the frezer overnight and the gear slides on. if it is loose get another gear this gear drives the oil pump and is critical.
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I thought there was a roll-pin through the gear and the shaft. There is a lot of torque when the oil pump starts pumping that oil. It will stop a 3/8 drill motor with a priming shaft on the pump.(been there done that)

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If it is a pre-TFI distributor, the gear should just slide on and is held by a roll pin. The TFI distributors went to press fit with an offset pin.

Also, if it (gear) is an aftermarket, the quality may not be very good.
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distributor gear

have worked on many ford distributors have yet to see one that the gear just slides on. from Y blocks Fe's and 302s. prior to breaker less ign. it is more critical as were points to open and close . now throw in a high volume pump. in my opinion the gear should at least be a tap fit. other wise wont be on any engine i build. plus always replace role pin with a known quality.
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