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Distributor gear question????

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MOABDADC22, Aug 22, 2004.

  1. MOABDADC22

    MOABDADC22 1/2 ton status

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    I am finally getting around to putting my second brand new Vortec in my Tahoe. It appears that a cam bearing spun in the new engine at 1007 miles /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif.

    It looks like the distributor gear was the only casualty (that needs to go in the new engine anyhow.) I got another new Vortec under warranty.

    Is a regular sbc HEI distributor gear the same as a vortec gear???? /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif

    Thanks in advance for the help. [​IMG]
     
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    It *should* be, but I suggest calling a machine shop if you don't get the answer here.

    Perhaps any of the aftermarket distributor manufacturers could tell you as well.

    I say SHOULD because for awhile the aftermarket was using a different material for the teeth that mate with the distributor, but I think that has pretty much gone by the wayside...my new aftermarket roller cam works with the "stock" distributor gear.
     
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    thanks for the info. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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