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Old School Nut 11-02-2004 09:23 PM

sb chevy timing cover distributer??
hello guys, i am planning out an engine and i just remembered something i seen at a swap meet that alowed you to relocate the distributer on a SB chevy to the front of your engine via special front alluminum timing chain cover, does any1 have one of these, know where to get one, or even know who makes them? thanks.

fourbyfourblazer 11-02-2004 09:42 PM


If only i could erase my post, nobody would know I was here.

Old School Nut 11-04-2004 06:22 PM

does any1 have a clue????

Siggy_Freud 11-04-2004 06:32 PM

Never seen or heard of such a thing for a sbc. Whats going to turn your oil pump then?

Cstraub 11-04-2004 08:32 PM

Jesel belt driven set'll need about 1K for that toy or BLP has one, about the same money.


Old School Nut 11-04-2004 09:00 PM

OUCH!!! thats alot of $$ and who is BLP? by the way, i might add that the setup looked almost like it used a standard distibuter (maybe not for a chevy) sticking right in the timing chain cover. i beleave the cover was made out of polished alluminum.

Siggy, you could always use a dry sump system!

Siggy_Freud 11-04-2004 09:09 PM

Well unless your that tight for room in the back just seems like a lot of work and money for something. Thats just my opinion though.

poncho62 11-04-2004 09:09 PM

They came out with these many years ago, 60s, I think. You still need a gear on the cam at the back to drive the oil pump. I think that there was a dummy distributer shaft for this.

The theory was that the cam driven at the front would flex and the timing would be out at the rear where the distributer was being driven. I quess that advancing the timing a bit to make up for this wasn't simple enough.

Needless to say, they didn't take off......................

Old School Nut 11-04-2004 09:48 PM

hey poncho, do any brand names come to mind with this setup????

Stickman 11-05-2004 04:26 AM

The easiest way to move your distributor to the front is to put a big block Mopar in your vehicle:)

Old School Nut 11-05-2004 10:38 PM

lol nah, that would make me (most often passed at races) lol gotta love acronyms...

LilSmoke 11-05-2004 11:27 PM

I believe it was Summers Bros who had the frt drive deal.

Old School Nut 11-06-2004 08:24 PM

humm, well i typed in summers bros in my search engine and i got a seller for 4X4 parts and some ford dealer.. i will keep looking

60convert 11-07-2004 08:46 AM

Why do you want the dizzy up front all the extra headacjes and cost and pars availability would say not to do it if you want a chevy with the ziddy up front get a v6 it would even be cheaper.

Old School Nut 11-08-2004 09:38 PM

humm, well its not a matter of having it in front, its a matter of space, see laugh if you want, but i am trying to design an engine for running on alcohol and gasoline, and since i am a mechanical freak (whats sexier than electro mechanicals, hydraulic lines, cables, belts and levers???) i want to have 2 distributors for the optimal timing curve for each fuel and be able to switch from one to another while i drive. of course i still have the problem with wiring the high tension leads, but it will come to me. if any of you have a better idea (a mechanical one) i am all ears. BTW i still am interested in more makers of the front drive distributer covers. (i can use it to drive something else)

humm and about headaches, cost, and parts availability, thats not really an issue, their are no headaches when your having fun. and i am not playing with mechanical things cuz they are easy or "normal".... so if it costs more initially so be it, could actually end up not costing much when compared to what i get out of it, i have friends that are machinists, drag racers, circle track racers, shop owners, and have the support of my family, and i have access to aircraft parts as i am going to school to be an aircraft mechanic (a little more than a semester be4 i hold my ticket hopefully). now that you all know where i am coming from maybe this will help :-)

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