You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!
I bought a slightly used MDS Pro Billet distributor about a year ago for my 89 Hatch. It came with a brass distributor gear. At that time, I went ahead and ordered a Ford Racing steel gear from Summit (part # M 12390 B), so I could use it with my custom roller cam. I just got around to installing it this morning. I drove the roll pin out, and used a 2 jaw puller to remove the brass gear. I opened the package on the new Ford Racing gear, and discovered that it has no provision for the roll pin (no hole in the collar). Question is, has anyone out there used this part before?. I pressed it on, but I'm a little worried that it has no pin to lock it in place?
This ad is not displayed to registered or logged-in members. Register your free account today and become a member on Mustang Forums!
you need to press it on and I marked depth on gear where I though the pin hole on shaft would line up then drilled the hole, you need to press the new gear back on to the same depth as old one was, it takes some time but patience and you can get it right, that's what I did to mine
Originally Posted by dudegirl
Be polite and cordial when you talk to them, as pissing off the guys that can help you is seldom a good idea.
That's kinda what I figured, in fact, as soon as I posted this, I went to the hardware store to get a new titanium 1/8" drill bit (my old ones are toast). I marked the shaft with masking tape before pulling off the original gear, and pressed the new gear on the same depth (both gear heights are identical). It looks like the previous owner of the dizzy drilled the bronze gear out himself, because it's not on center, and the hole in the shaft is oblong instead of round. It will be fun trying to match the slightly off center hole in the shaft, but that's what you get when you buy used parts!!!. I was thinking of pressing the gear on, and drilling 90 degrees from the old hloes in the shaft?. Worst case scenario, I'll tack weld the gear to the shaft, and if the gear goes, I'll have to replace the distrubutor.
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware
corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford
Motor Company or its related companies in any way. Ford® is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor