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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old May 25th, 15, 11:42 AM Thread Starter
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Bronze distributer gear problem

I am running a solid roller cam in my 67, while driving yesterday the motor lost ignition and died. Found the bronze gear destroyed. Can I replace with a new composite gear change the oil and run it or should I pull the motor and clean out the bronze shavings. I've lost cam lobes in the past on other motors and pulled the motor out but not sure how much damage the bronze wil do. Any opinions

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old May 25th, 15, 02:09 PM
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Re: Bronze distributer gear problem

It has been eating itself up and hopefully is in the filter. I would drain the oil, change the filter and run a thin oil, 10/30 or less, get it up to temp and drain and refill with a new filter and the oil you use. My buddy went through 3 before going to the composite, no issue. You can also buy the gm melonized distributor gear for $40 instead of the $100 composite

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Re: Bronze distributer gear problem

Thanks Morgan, I'll try a couple oil changes like you suggested. I was thinking the same thing as you. I already ordered a gear but will have to remember the melionized one if I need one some other time.

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Re: Bronze distributer gear problem

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It has been eating itself up and hopefully is in the filter. I would drain the oil, change the filter and run a thin oil, 10/30 or less, get it up to temp and drain and refill with a new filter and the oil you use. My buddy went through 3 before going to the composite, no issue. You can also buy the gm melonized distributor gear for $40 instead of the $100 composite
I agree with Morgan, and if it were me I'd also cut open the filter to "see" exactly how much material from the gear was caught in the filter. It will take all the wondering out of the equation.

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Re: Bronze distributer gear problem

Good idea Scott, I'll do that. I think ill do several oil changes to try to flush as much as I can out of the motor.

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old May 26th, 15, 05:21 AM
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Good idea Scott, I'll do that. I think ill do several oil changes to try to flush as much as I can out of the motor.
If you cut apart the filter after each flush you should be able to monitor the material in the filters becoming less and less. That will prevent you from not flushing enough and from flushing more than is necessary. Good luck and please update your thread with the results, I'll be waiting and watching to see how it goes for you?

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old May 26th, 15, 07:29 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Bronze distributer gear problem

Thanks guys, I'll post a update when I get it cleaned out and running again. Going to try to get to it this weekend.

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old May 26th, 15, 07:58 AM
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Re: Bronze distributer gear problem

The poly gear is OK with a std vol oil pump - can be a bit iffy with a HV pump


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