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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Sep 3rd, 19, 1:26 PM Thread Starter
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New distributer gear question

Hello all, new to the board and hoping for some advice, I've spent hours researching this and come up with multiple answers. I have a 468 and I'm installing a Holley Sniper EFI and Hyperspark distributor and ignition. Unfortunately I do not know what the cam is, it has a slight lope to it so it's a guess as to what's in it, it is a hydraulic cam with stock rockers from what I can tell. So my question is about the distributor gear on the new Hyperspark distributor, it comes with a cast gear according to their website, I'm really at a crossroads as to the compatibility with my cam gear. It seems awful dangerous to TRY this and see if it wears good. Any advice is much appreciated as I'm good at mechanics just not experienced enough in this department.

Edit, would I be ok with just putting the gear from my old distributor onto my new one?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Sep 3rd, 19, 6:09 PM
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Re: New distributer gear question

If your old gear is in good shape, and you have run it, with on problem, and you are worried if the new one will work, just change it to your old one.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Sep 3rd, 19, 11:46 PM Thread Starter
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Re: New distributer gear question

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If your old gear is in good shape, and you have run it, with on problem, and you are worried if the new one will work, just change it to your old one.
That's kind of what I was thinking, I've had the gear on my Jeep shred after changing distributors and really don't want to do the same to this one.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Sep 4th, 19, 12:51 PM
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Re: New distributer gear question

No need to change it.

New distributors from major manufacturers have all been "melonized" (hardened) for years now.

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Re: New distributer gear question

Unless its a billet solid roller,the gear on the new distributor will be fine.


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Re: New distributer gear question

Thanks for everyone's replies, looks like I'll run it like it is.
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