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« on: April 06, 2016, 11:39:05 PM »

I kinda like it,when/if my stock points/pertonix lets go. Looks worth it to me??
http://www.ebay.com/itm/CADILLAC-472-500-PRO-SERIES-Small-Cap-Black-HEI-Distributor-Coil-Spark-Plug-Wire-/191789428878?hash=item2ca78a708e:g:HrsAAOSwKtlWoqeY&vxp=mtr#ht_7638wt_663
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« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2016, 11:41:18 AM »

Gear material STEEL?Huh?Huh??? WTF I would not touch that thing.
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« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2016, 11:58:19 AM »

What should it be made of?   Huh?
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« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2016, 12:21:19 PM »


 I'll stick with my "Big Cap" HEI.

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« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2016, 02:44:31 PM »

What should it be made of?   Huh?
Cast or malleable iron. The gear on a flat tappet cam is iron so a steel distributor gear would quickly wear it out.
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« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2016, 04:09:07 PM »

Bronze I think is what stock is.
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« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2016, 07:03:48 PM »

Some were but most were not.
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« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2016, 07:12:55 PM »

Thanks CC. I learned something new today.   
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« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2016, 11:20:04 PM »

Thats the Coolest F-ing thing about these forums.I am just a driver,end user.Only a mechanic or plumber by nescessity.
I read through all the US Flags about the wires and all the polishing and stuff.Missed the gear.Only reason I know about the gear is cause I had to use a slide hammer to get a distro out once,destroyed it.When my car was almost assembled.I drove out that little pin and cleaned out and reassembled the whole thing.It has to move free and be perfect or forget it.
I wonder how difficult it would be to swap out that bottom gear.I like the housing and the way the wires go on the cap compared to my old stocker.And of course that big boy stock integrated coil is tough on the early setup as you all know.
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« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2016, 12:50:33 AM »

It is not hard to change the gear usually one tapered or roll pin holds it an iron gear will last almost forever a good bronze one a long time and a cheapo generic brass not long at all.
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« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2016, 01:49:44 AM »

Maybe it has an iron gear and the vendor just doesn't know any better.   
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« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2016, 02:36:17 AM »

This is likely.
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« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2016, 11:45:12 AM »

I get the theory...
but right now, strictly from memory of their appearance,   I have a hunch that the OE Cad gears are steel.  

One of these days we can get one in hand and give it at least a rudimentary test. 

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« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2016, 11:53:45 AM »

I get the theory...
but right now, strictly from memory of their appearance,   I have a hunch that the OE Cad gears are steel.  

One of these days we can get one in hand and give it at least a rudimentary test. 



I have one on the shelf. Do I just take a magnet to it?
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« Reply #14 on: April 08, 2016, 12:05:13 PM »

Magnet will stick to iron and steel but not brass or bronze or aluminum.  So, determining cast iron or steel will have to be done visually unless you own a mass spectrometer.

Cast iron is heavier than steel but without one of each you how do you know what they would weigh?
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