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Cam gear material type...Iron or steel?

Post  8liter on November 1st 2013, 1:53 pm

What dictates the choice? Is it the thrust surface metals or the cam type? I see where they offer steel and iron cam and crank gears. I've got a steel crank and a solid roller cam, but I'm using the factory retainer plate. Was looking at a Cloyes.


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Post  bbf-falcon on November 1st 2013, 2:55 pm

W/roller, go w/billet steel and double roller set. Call Lem,he's the cheapest.

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Post  rmcomprandy on November 1st 2013, 5:41 pm

8liter wrote:What dictates the choice? Is it the thrust surface metals or the cam type? I see where they offer steel and iron cam and crank gears. I've got a steel crank and a solid roller cam, but I'm using the factory retainer plate. Was looking at a Clouds.


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A steel cam gear is stronger than a ductile iron gear. The thrust plate used has to be a match to the gear.

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Post  8liter on November 1st 2013, 8:58 pm

[/quote]A steel cam gear is stronger than a ductile iron gear. The thrust plate used has to be a match to the gear.[/quote]
That's what I was thinking. Who makes a steel retaining plate? What about thrust bearings? I see they make them for the cam side as well as the gear side of the retainer.
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Post  Lem Evans on November 1st 2013, 9:08 pm

What you need , i.m.o. , is a timing set with a steel top gear & a bronze retainer plate.
 

 

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Post  richter69 on November 1st 2013, 10:39 pm

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Post  Lem Evans on November 1st 2013, 11:49 pm

Lem Evans wrote:What you need , i.m.o. , is a timing set with a steel top gear & a bronze retainer plate.
 

 
 
 
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Post  Lem Evans on November 1st 2013, 11:49 pm

Lem Evans wrote:
Lem Evans wrote:What you need , i.m.o. , is a timing set with a steel top gear & a bronze retainer plate.
 

 
 
 
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Post  Lem Evans on November 1st 2013, 11:50 pm

Lem Evans wrote:
Lem Evans wrote:
Lem Evans wrote:What you need , i.m.o. , is a timing set with a steel top gear & a bronze retainer plate.
 

 
 
 
Redouble post .
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Post  Lem Evans on November 1st 2013, 11:54 pm

Lem Evans wrote:
Lem Evans wrote:
Lem Evans wrote:
Lem Evans wrote:What you need , i.m.o. , is a timing set with a steel top gear & a bronze retainer plate.
 

 
 
 
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Post  Lem Evans on November 1st 2013, 11:58 pm

Lem Evans wrote:
Lem Evans wrote:
Lem Evans wrote:
Lem Evans wrote:
Lem Evans wrote:What you need , i.m.o. , is a timing set with a steel top gear & a bronze retainer plate.
 

 
 
 
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Post  maverick on November 2nd 2013, 5:50 am

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Post  richter69 on November 2nd 2013, 12:23 pm

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Post  8liter on November 2nd 2013, 2:56 pm

Ok. Thanks guys..now, please burn frayed end of the thread.....
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Post  bbf-falcon on November 2nd 2013, 6:26 pm

Lem Evans wrote:What you need , i.m.o. , is a timing set with a steel top gear & a bronze retainer plate.
 

 
Nice pic's lem,good info.

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Post  bbf-falcon on November 2nd 2013, 6:27 pm

bbf-falcon wrote:
Lem Evans wrote:What you need , i.m.o. , is a timing set with a steel top gear & a bronze retainer plate.
 

 
Nice pic's lem,good info.

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Post  Lem Evans on November 2nd 2013, 6:38 pm

maverick wrote:Kitten killing bastard.
Bastard killing kittens.

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