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Bronze Gear Oiling

Post  68galaxie on April 9th 2015, 9:46 am

Putting on a bronze gear for use with the new solid roller cam.
I have read that some like to drill out the pipe plug behind the distributor gear to allow a stream of oil onto the gear.
I have also read that some simply use the oil gallery plug for a GM 502 PN 11609914 which has a 0.035" hole.
These were used to bleed air out of the lifter oil galleries when starting the 502's, as there was some issue with ticking lifters at start up.

Ideas?


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Re: Bronze Gear Oiling

Post  Gregaust on April 10th 2015, 5:00 am

That plug sounds interesting , not heard that before ..

Paul Kanes mod of drilling from the front cam bearing up under the gear has worked for me a few times very well .. Cool

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Post  bbf-falcon on April 10th 2015, 12:19 pm

Gregaust wrote:That plug sounds interesting , not heard that before ..

Paul Kanes mod of drilling from the front cam bearing up under the gear has worked for me a few times very well .. Cool

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Post  manofmerc on April 11th 2015, 7:21 am

Like Gregaust said use Paul Kanes oiling mods for your improved gear oiling .It worked for me .Purchase yourself a good quality drill bit (1/16) and drill slowly and carefully.For more info go to Mr.Kanes website highflow dynamics .Good luk Doug

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Re: Bronze Gear Oiling

Post  GT300TD on April 11th 2015, 8:35 am


For all the more work that is involved, even a rookie like me can do it. Anything to improve oil flow...

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Re: Bronze Gear Oiling

Post  bbfstanger on April 11th 2015, 11:24 am

I just drill the galley plug, worked well for me.

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Re: Bronze Gear Oiling

Post  68galaxie on April 11th 2015, 12:10 pm

Did you angle the drilled hole to aim the oil stream at the gear?
The center of the plug is well above the gear - I could see oil shooting past the distributor gear.
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Re: Bronze Gear Oiling

Post  bbfstanger on April 20th 2015, 10:00 pm

sorry I didn't see your reply.
I drilled it just a little off center, when I preoiled the engine you could see it spraying onto the shaft.

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Re: Bronze Gear Oiling

Post  DaveMcLain on April 20th 2015, 10:06 pm

I've never done this and I've never seen it to be necessary for good gear life.




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Re: Bronze Gear Oiling

Post  cool40 on April 20th 2015, 11:07 pm

I've done it before but don't really think it's necessary. You dont need a very big hole to get plenty of oil. Idea
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Re: Bronze Gear Oiling

Post  68galaxie on April 21st 2015, 9:42 am

Thanks guys!

I will leave it alone. Don't want to add an internal oil leak if I don't have to.
If the gallery plug was right behind the gear, and the small oil stream would actually hit the meshing gears I would give it a go.
Since the gallery plug is so high above the meshing gears, I will leave it as it is.

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