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Old 03-29-2004, 09:33 PM
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edelbrock AL timing cover

I recently bought an Edelbrock die cast aluminum timing cover for my markIV bbc. The cover will not mate up to the block due to the cam button extending to far forward. I am running a solid roller cam with double roller timing chain set with torrington bearing behind cam gear. I am aware of the necessary cam end play and this button/cover will not allow any. It appears as though the cover has a rasied ring on the inside surface large enough for the outside diameter of the cam gear to ride on and act as a cam stop using the cam gear instead of a button. The timing cover p/n is #4241 and I was just wondering if any of you other gear heads have encountered this. I am going to attempt to contact Edelbrock directly tomorrow but thought I might get input from this board first. If the raised ring purpose is to act as a cam stop I think it is a good idea as there will be more surface area to counteract the thrust force from the cam resulting in longer timing cover life. Please let me know what you guys think!

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Old 03-29-2004, 10:15 PM
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You definately could not ride the od. of the cam gear against the cover! Is the cam gear that you have compatible with the torrington bearing? Most are cut thinner for the bearing or the block is cut for the bearing. It sounds like your cam gear is too far forward.
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