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Old 03-09-2007, 10:13 PM
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Distributor Gear use ??

I got a New G.M. long block and it states I must use a "Distributor with melonized steel gear MUST be used".
I have this Distributor
Can anyone help me with this dilemma?

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Old 03-09-2007, 10:42 PM
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http://www.sdparts.com/product/10456...butorGear.aspx
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Melons? :)

I've not run that type of gear. When I run a billet cam I normaly use a bronze gear or one of the other soft metal gears. From comp cam/Crane cam.

GM has some nice Melons.

I'll try that style with the next roller cam I use..
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Old 03-10-2007, 11:35 AM
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Make sure to check the size of the shaft in your distributor before ordering a gear. There are 2 different sizes of shafts used in Chevy distributors, .491 and .500. I believe only Accel uses the .491 size, but it never hurts to check.

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http://www.sdparts.com/product/10456...butorGear.aspx is the GM melonized gear. I have no idea if it will fit a Mallory Distributor.
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So has anyone tried the melonized gear? Is it more durable than a bronze gear? Sure is a lot cheaper than a plastic Comp Cams gear!
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