Join Date: May 2009
Location: Bonney Lake, WA
Re: Excessive Distributor Gear Wear
What kind of cam are you using?? My guess is that it is a steel cam and if that is the case then you need to be using a bronze distributor gear. If you use a cast iron gear on the dizzy with the steel cam then it will wear out like what you have. I bet if you change to the bronze dizzy gear you won't be burning up the gears anymore. Keep in mind that all of the debris from the bad gears is now floating around in your motor. At the minimum you should at least dump the oil and filter and change it out.
1964 Galaxie 500XL, 352cid, Cruise-o-matic, 9in rear, white w/white interior, all original american iron as it came from the factory.
1992 F150, 5.0L, E4OD, 8.8in rear