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Old 01-23-2010, 08:49 AM
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should I have a cast or steel distributor gear?

Went to Autozone for a new distributor for my '78 302,brought the old one with me, and when ordering nobody wanted to say for sure what type of gear it had, cast or steel. 3 guys thought steel and one said cast. Told them I had a summit cam and it was decided I most likely should have steel. So now I have a distributor with a steel gear and I'm ready to drop it in but now I'm having second thoughts about the gear. Is it a big deal if it should be a cast gear?
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That motor will have a flat tappet cam in it that requires a cast distributor gear, steel gears are only used on roller cam motors.
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Returned the steel gear dist and ordered the cast one, thanks
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