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Dumb question, can you use a gear drive on a roller cam? If not...whyyyy? I love the whine of the gear drive but I am going to switch tho the new thumpr cam from comp and I want that whine.
 

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My buddy has a Pete Jackson (noisy) gear drive in his 406 SBC with an Ultradyne solid roller with no issues.The gear set comes with a thrust washer and a roller button to control cam walk.
 

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Sorry to hear about your addiction to whine. :D Have you tried AA? :noway:

As stated it isn't an issue using a gear drive. The problem arises with controlling the cam with rollers. You must use a thrust plate or thrust button or something to constrain for and aft movement (the better the control the longer your distributor gear lives with any given size oil pump).


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