Go Back   Corvette Forum > C4 Corvettes, 1984 - 1996 > C4 Tech/Performance
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read FAQ Vendor Directory
Search
C4 Tech/Performance
L98 Corvette and LT1 Corvette Technical Info, Internal Engine, External Engine

Welcome to Corvetteforum.com!
Welcome to Corvetteforum.com.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, join Corvetteforum.com today!


Corvette Store
 
 
C7 Parts & Accessories
C6 Parts & Accessories
C5 Parts & Accessories
C4 Parts & Accessories
C3 Parts & Accessories
C2 Parts & Accessories
C1 Parts & Accessories
Wheels & Tires
Sponsored Ads
 
 
Vendor Directory
  
Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-12-2013, 02:55 AM   #1
lozer
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Nov 2011
Default New 383 eating distributor gear!!!!

SO 89 l98 383 with lpe 219 cam just pulled the dist and noticed some wear on one side of the dist gear. Checked runout on the shaft and found it to be .08 in (the runout is right at the wear point)

So whats a good affordable replacement or can i get away with just swapping out the shaft ( i have an old one floating around that i will check for straightness.

O and im pretty sure the shaft was bent from a massive backfire from before the engine was rebuilt. (no really this **** backfired so hard i had to replace all my exhaust gaskets)
lozer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2013, 06:30 AM   #2
vetteoz
CF Senior Member
 
vetteoz's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 2004
Default

Does the material the dist gear is made of match that required by the cam ?
vetteoz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2013, 07:20 AM   #3
WW7
CF Senior Member
 
WW7's Avatar
 
Member Since: Aug 2007
Default

I believe the Lingenfelter 219 requires a melonized gear to be used... You could always get a composite gear which will work with any cam material ,plus they never wear out....WW

Last edited by WW7; 09-12-2013 at 02:25 PM.
WW7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2013, 07:43 AM   #4
kevingib
CF Senior Member
 
kevingib's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 2013
Location: Palm Harbor FL
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by WW7 View Post
I believe the Lingenfelter 219 requires a steel melonized gear to be used... You could always get a composite gear which will work with any cam material ,plus they never wear out....WW
+1 - The gear you have probably doesn't match the cam selected.
kevingib is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2013, 08:59 AM   #5
lozer
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Nov 2011
Default

Im getting a new Gm Melonized to go back in with the new distributor but it died due to a bent shaft. the runout is .08 or .1 in now if i put some tape over the toothed part and pull the runout there its smooth with almost no runout. Therefore the cam ate the bent part out. (why the gear was only half eaten) So I just need to know what a good replacement distributor.
lozer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2013, 10:27 AM   #6
383vett
CF Senior Member
 
383vett's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 2003
Location: moraga ca
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lozer View Post
Im getting a new Gm Melonized to go back in with the new distributor but it died due to a bent shaft. the runout is .08 or .1 in now if i put some tape over the toothed part and pull the runout there its smooth with almost no runout. Therefore the cam ate the bent part out. (why the gear was only half eaten) So I just need to know what a good replacement distributor.
Is your cam gear billet or a pressed on iron gear?
383vett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2013, 10:37 AM   #7
lozer
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Nov 2011
Default

Cam looks to be pressed on iron (blackish) and its a 74219 Accell.
lozer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2013, 11:26 AM   #8
383vett
CF Senior Member
 
383vett's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 2003
Location: moraga ca
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lozer View Post
Cam looks to be pressed on iron (blackish) and its a 74219 Accell.
In that case, you should be able to use an iron (stock) gear. The runout must be heating you distributor gear. Hopefully the cam is ok.
383vett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2013, 02:21 PM   #9
WW7
CF Senior Member
 
WW7's Avatar
 
Member Since: Aug 2007
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 383vett View Post
In that case, you should be able to use an iron (stock) gear. The runout must be heating you distributor gear. Hopefully the cam is ok.
Here is an iron distributor gear that will mesh with your iron cam gear...Here's what the details say..... "Iron gears are designed for iron camshafts or roller cams with existing iron gears".............I have a pressed on iron gear also, and this is the dizzy gear Im using....WW

http://www.jegs.com/i/Accel/110/3210...FUVp7Aodgn4AzA
.
.
.
.
.

Last edited by WW7; 09-12-2013 at 02:55 PM.
WW7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2013, 06:04 PM   #10
Calderone
CF Senior Member
 
Calderone's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 2007
Location: Valparaiso
Default

i got the 219 cam from LPE (CompCams do their grind) and i've been using the stock
dist gear with no problems at all over this years. I didn't want to change it.
Calderone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2013, 06:04 PM
 
Go Back   Corvette Forum > C4 Corvettes, 1984 - 1996 > C4 Tech/Performance
Reload this Page New 383 eating distributor gear!!!!
 
 
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Click for Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help needed from engine guru's- 66 L79 NassauL79 C1 & C2 Corvettes 21 06-27-2013 08:49 PM
Crank Balancer Rx7Rob C5 Scan & Tune 1 12-06-2012 07:48 PM
1971 350 Tach drive dist. NCT383 C3 Parts for Sale/Wanted 0 07-21-2012 08:27 PM
Bronze dist gear wear mystery solved cuisinartvette C4 Tech/Performance 35 03-20-2012 11:07 AM
Rear Differential Gear Setup-pinion runout problems? dstaley C3 Tech/Performance 34 06-02-2009 11:15 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:35 PM.


Emails & Password Backup