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Old 01-19-2003, 07:04 PM
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I have a new 350 motor I just recently put in my car. I just took out the distributor and noticed that the teeth on the distributor were kind of chewed up. There are some deep marks. Why does this happen and is it bad. It was a brand new distributor with less than 500 miles on it. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

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Old 01-19-2003, 07:24 PM
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Did you put lube on the dist gear on the cam when ya put it in??
Also I think if its a roller cam you need to use a bronze dist gear(or something like that).
The dist gear doesn't flop around or have excessive up and down movement does it??
Sounds like the gears aren't meshing right maybe something holding the dist a hair to far up.
Just kicking ideas at you.
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does the distributer have a slip collar? if so did you adjust it? loosen the collar drop it in without the gasket tighten the hold down bracket and lock the collar down. remove hold down add two gaskets and reinstall. if you dont have a slip collar dist. it could be to tight. you nee .060 between the grove in the oil pump shaft and the blade of the dist. you need a set of 14in calipers to check this. you mesuer the distance from the bottom of the grove to the dist. land on the intake. then mesuer from the base of the collar to the end of the blade. subtract the two and add or remove dist gaskets to get the proper clearances. you generaly have to replace the dist gear and the camshaft after that happens thou

sorry for the late info
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