[200q20v] Re: Dist. Gear. was Bernie's "fix"

Bernie Benz b.m.benz at prodigy.net
Tue Nov 13 12:08:20 EST 2001

Alan, I love stupid humor.  Keep it up, I'll play straight man.

Re:  Dist. drive gear.

I can furnish a sample of the dist with plastic gear.  If someone else does
not volenteer a spare intake cam with gear, I will be able to do so soon,
when I take the cover off of the 7A for my 3Bing project.

As to materials, tell him to use any free machining steel that he likes to
work with.  No post hardning necessary, as it is a very low load
application.  Just needs to be a good fit, small back lash.  I'll forward my
gear specs to you, in case that you did not see them.

Where are you located?


> From: "Cordeiro, Alan" <Alan.Cordeiro at mts.com>
> Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2001 12:02:49 -0600
> To: "'rberlin at feltonberlin.com'" <rberlin at feltonberlin.com>
> Cc: 200q20v at audifans.com
> Subject: [200q20v] Bernie's "fix" and possibly a new metal distributor gear
> Sorry for that off the wall comment Bernie, it was just that
> Allen Swett's comment triggered the "stupid humor" in me.
> On another subject, I talked to my friend who owns a gear manufacturing
> machine shop, and he feels that he can do the distributor gear for $32-38
> in a 50 piece quantity.
> Originally he thought of 1060 steel with a carburizing post process,
> suggesting
> that such a gear would be bulletproof. I argued that we just wanted
> something
> substantially more rugged than the nylon gear presently in use.
> He decided to use gear quality bronze (or bronze-aluminum alloy) save
> the second case hardening step.... reduce the cost. Even this will long
> outlast the nylon. He needs a gear sample to take all his measurements,
> and if possible, a camshaft to look at the other side, to verify his
> measurements.
> I told him I would run it by the group.
> Let me know how many of you would be interested in having someone
> build a metal replacement gear. The complete distributor is a
> safer solution, less hassle, but this is a bit cheaper.
> Alan

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