Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Re: Melonized Distributor Gear
Ya...thanks guys....I still seem to have the question tho'.
I bought my ZZ502 without the heads on it or intake, carb and factory dist to save the $. I installed the heads myself along with an RPM Airgap intake and I am reusing my fairly new Edelbrock Performer 850 carb since I plan on going EFI down the road.
Anyway...I went with the Pertronics FlameThrower II distributor thinking I could just swap the dist gear, and that's when I found the issue with the GM Melonized gear having a slightly smaller ID than the Pertronix gear.
So Larger Dave...how durable are the bronze gears you use? Are they good for street use?
I've sean them in the Summit and Jegs catalog with the 0.5" ID.
Do you think I'll screw up the melonized gear I already have by drilling it out a little on a drill press, or honing it, or having it thrown on a lathe and opened up a tad??
ZZ502; TKO-600; 3:73 Moser 12-bolt w/Detroit TruTrak; SSBC Force 10 4 wheel power disks;QA1 Coil Overs; Global West Tubulars;GNX Quick Ratio 12:1 PS; Hotchkis Front Sway Bar
87 Buick Grand National (does 10's)