20V Distributor Gear Fab Program Summary

Bernie Benz b.m.benz at prodigy.net
Mon Aug 5 07:06:39 EDT 2002

Good.  I knew that there must be some reason.  Buy six.


> From: Dale McCormack <Dale at TheMcCormacks.org>
> Date: Mon, 05 Aug 2002 08:00:07 -0500
> To: Bernie Benz <b.m.benz at prodigy.net>,
> "200q20v at audifans.com"<200q20v at audifans.com>
> Subject: 20V Distributor Gear Fab Program Summary
> Bronze v. Steel
> Bernie,
> In a college-level auto shop class (taken a few decades ago) I recall
> the teacher saying that bronze was a preferable distributor gear drive
> material because 1) it was softer than the steel it would come in
> contact with,  2)  the distributor was easier to replace than an
> internal engine component, and most significantly in his opininon, 3)
> bronze had metalurgical surface characteristics that retained
> lubrication oil on its surface thus reducing wear.
> In my opinion you made a good choice of gear drive materials.
> Dale

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