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Old 06-24-2007, 06:55 PM
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distributor gear problem

I have a 68 mustang I put a 351 windsor in, and it keeps wearing off the distributor gear. So far I have been through one cam gear and 3 distributor gears. I have changed distributors a couple of times, made a spacer to pick up the distributor out of the block a little, and tried a bronze gear that someone told me it would fix the problem. But obviousely that just wore down faster. I'm all out of ideas I need help please.

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Do you know if you have a high pressure or high volume oil pump in that thar 351????
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Have you spoken with a tech guy at the cam manufacturer about this?
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no I don't have a high volume oil pump and I have not call the crane cams yet but this is the second cam from a diffrent manufacturer that it is doing it on.
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Ok, there's alot of info that can be written here but I found some good stuff on the following links. http://www.fordracingparts.com/downl...tM-12390-A.pdf - and www.performancedistributors.com/technical.htm -

Basically it is recommended you use a new cam gear with a new dizzy gear as they may have a wear pattern to them. (not cheap), Increasing oil flow to this area is another option, (cheap), , and adjusting the dizzy height so it is not bottoming out and lines up correctly to the cam gear.

Hope this helps, keep us posted , John
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Old 06-26-2007, 01:56 PM
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Agree that the new cam gear and new distributor gear should be installed at the same time.... and then, check the distributor gear for wear pattern after maybe a few dozen miles to look for anything abnormal.

Some engines (notably the 460, not a known problem on the 351) had problems with the distributor pad height causing accelerated wear.
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I want to say thinks for the links I printed it all out and I'm going to give it try this weakend.
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