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Author Topic:   bent distributor shaft
dirtbuster
Member
posted July 12, 2004 09:55 AM
Has anyone ever had a distributor shaft get bent. If so how bad was it bent. WE have an MSD billet dist that has about .002 runout it. Just wondering if it is somethign to worry about?


tech355
Member
posted July 12, 2004 05:04 PM
I am talkign about the actual shaft inside the distributor.


machine for speed
Member
posted July 15, 2004 11:31 PM
I built a 355 for a guy, He bought a dist from Advance auto parts. The motor started missing, not running right. Guy pulled the dist and found gear on cam and dist torn up. He found that the shaft was bent. The metal tore up the motor. Buying from junk auto parts stores isnt always cheaper!!


eenfield
Member
posted July 16, 2004 11:51 AM
Does the shaft turn smooth in the distrabuter? .002" isnt much. You could assemble the dist. with out the gear and check run out where the gear would be.


dirtbuster
Member
posted July 16, 2004 12:15 PM
eenfield

thats exactly what i did. This was a MSD billet distributor that was in a motor that broke a coupel rods, cam etc and I was checking to see if anything else was torn up.

eenfield
Member
posted July 18, 2004 03:35 PM
Try replacing the gear with a new one and check the engagement pattern on the teeth. You should be fine.


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