350 distributor gear puzzling UGLY wear

Discussion in 'Small Block Tech' started by gsjohnny1, Nov 28, 2021.

  1. Jim Blackwood

    Jim Blackwood Well-Known Member

    Yeah, lots of time to do weird-er stuff, go out and do risky stuff, recover from injuries, all that. Wifey should be thankful.

    Jim
     
  2. gsjohnny1

    gsjohnny1 Well-Known Member

    back to the farms daze....like jumping off the roof of a tobacco shed. or who could pick up the front end of said tractor. or lot car and hitting a telephone pole OR one of those big propane tanks and put a BIG gouge in it. thankfully it didn't blow. slowed down after that.
    yeah, boring.....
     
  3. Jim Blackwood

    Jim Blackwood Well-Known Member

    A fella can get used to boring... not as much fun but you do tend to live longer.

    Jim
     
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  4. gsjohnny1

    gsjohnny1 Well-Known Member

    insanity works for me :confused::eek::confused:
     
  5. Fox's Den

    Fox's Den 27 years of racing the same 355 Buick motor

    you two will keep boring away from your engines :D
     
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  6. Jim Blackwood

    Jim Blackwood Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I need to call and check on those roller cams...

    Jim
     
  7. gsjohnny1

    gsjohnny1 Well-Known Member

    so i found somebody that had an iron t/c. bought it. got it. nothing like the pic. junk.
    went roundy round with the clown. they took it back.
    early 60's omc stern drive with buick v6. they made alum for fresh water and iron for sea water.
    on the prowl for iron
     
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  8. Mart

    Mart Gold level member

    Figured you'd have a carbon fiber t/c fabbed up by now.....:D
     
  9. mikethegoon

    mikethegoon Well-Known Member

    the cover that was shown on eBay ad seemed to be same as aluminum v6 - 350 etc. Taking into account gear pocket wear of course. And it might have sealed better- longer than aluminum.. Thought timing marks could be different. I might have bought it myself, when I first started out. But if you receive something other than pictured its a whole different story. Lot of money for sure. Have any pics?
     
  10. Max Damage

    Max Damage I'm Working on it!

  11. mikethegoon

    mikethegoon Well-Known Member

    I was at the shop of engine builder associated with precision turbo a while back and was looking at spec sheet for thrust plate to control movement of cam. I ain't certain - but modification - grinding of front of can to allow space to fasten plate to face of block . Would something like that work.
     
  12. 72gs4spd

    72gs4spd Well-Known Member

    I used the bronze cam thrust plate TA-ROL100 on my build. 691D8643-76AF-4DCA-98C2-CA338B269444.jpeg 47234306-3819-4F6D-AAE7-CD04C4459CB2.jpeg
     
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  13. gsjohnny1

    gsjohnny1 Well-Known Member

    alum vs iron issue. the alum is what it is, alum casting. not much meat around the gear end. i.e the alum hole has been stretching. i think(?) that running hi rpm's and a blower is making some parts of the 350 stretch. sleeving is like sleeving butter. unless we pour a ton of devcon around it. yuk.
    i think the iron t/c would be a big help in everything on the front. just have to find one, a good one.
     
  14. gsjohnny1

    gsjohnny1 Well-Known Member

    found a buick guy, no less, in kansas who has an iron t/c and coming to me. we were talking about buick boat motors. didn't know
    the v6 ones had extra casting material built in. too bad they never did the 350's. how much is that engine worth........AND why
     
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  15. gsjohnny1

    gsjohnny1 Well-Known Member

    pictures of iron t/cvr
    have to vaporize so it will nice and clean. 15 lbs
     

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  16. mikethegoon

    mikethegoon Well-Known Member

    what about the gear pocket? How does it look
     
  17. gsjohnny1

    gsjohnny1 Well-Known Member

    going to vaporize all of it. that just cleans and does not upset anything. but i wont have the dizzy loose stretching the hole. no stretching iron.
     
  18. Mart

    Mart Gold level member

    Maybe we need a timing cover girdle?:D:eek:
     
  19. Mark Demko

    Mark Demko Well-Known Member

    NAHHHHH, I just let everything hang out:p:p
     
  20. Buick#455

    Buick#455 Well-Known Member

    Bahahahhaha!
     
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