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Old 08-24-2020, 12:11 PM
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I have purchased several custom cams from Howards and one option is the distributor drive gear option. Instead of the entire camshaft being a one piece induction hardened steel, you can request a pinned on distributor drive gear. This allows me to run a cast iron distributor gear instead of a bronze or composite gear.
Running wet sump, I've chewed up several bronze gears with heavy duty oil pumps and big RPM's. The bearings can absorb bronze particles better than metal but still require frequent major maintenance.
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