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Old 03-05-2013, 03:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Hogg View Post
Thanks for the input thus far.

On the cam button, do you guys feel that the stock plastic Vortec timing cover would be up to the task? Maybe epoxy or rivet thin piece of sheetmetal inside the timing cover for the cam button to ride on?

I have to retain the CKP sensor and 4x reluctor ring.

I'll go through the links and post back.

Any other input?

peace
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The idea is to use the reluctor, right? When I got my first L31, I looked for a steel cover that would fit using the reluctor wheel and found nothing.

I think you're in pretty much uncharted territory using a plastic cover w/a button. The plastic cover is about the same stiffness as a tin cover but like you said the plastic will wear, so I would recommend you use something inside the cover to protect the plastic, as well as outside to increase the stiffness if you can.
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