350 distributor gear puzzling UGLY wear

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

  1. gsjohnny1

    gsjohnny1 Well-Known Member

    the omc v6 timing cover leaves a few things to consider about it. it does not have casting material for a by-pass hose. big blank.
    the 2 upper, (water) t/c bolts holes on either side are not there because they are not drilled and have some lack of casting material.
    the lower part casting that the oil pan bolts to, sticks out past the pan a wee bit.
    the t/c casting has a mark that relates to a drill/tap a cam bump stop area. i will have to do it to adjust to cam in/out tolerance.
    the dizzy hole is a little tighter than the alum ones. i know this one won't stretch.
    one thing i would like to is WHAT THE HELL WERE THEY THINKING.........
     
  2. JESUPERCAT

    JESUPERCAT No Slow Boat

    Hey John go alcohol and get rid of the water, = problem solved on the missing bolt holes:D
     
  3. gsjohnny1

    gsjohnny1 Well-Known Member

    you keep saying that.....and i.....
     
  4. Fox's Den

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

    ...drank it, hiccup.
     
  5. gsjohnny1

    gsjohnny1 Well-Known Member

    got whisky that was tagged in 1975, still unopened. :eek::D
     
  6. gsjohnny1

    gsjohnny1 Well-Known Member

    i drilled the undrilled holes. only issue is excess material around holes which makes a hex head useless. barely got one capscrew in. the other
    i would have to machine casting away. undone, no bolt, no leaks needed.
    oil pump gear hole is fine, o/p is up where we are normally at.
    i used one dem new fangled brass/alum dist gears for the dizzy. will check later on to see if there is any issues.
    maybe electric is a better choice........
     
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  7. gsjohnny1

    gsjohnny1 Well-Known Member

    found another cast iron cover. always need spares. be here next week.
     
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  8. Fox's Den

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

    Do we have the new cover on and engine running yet?
     
  9. gsjohnny1

    gsjohnny1 Well-Known Member

    yup. been running. oil press is good. BUT......i think i have a crack in the block. the water is now in the oil. not good.
    but, it makes a case for john e to make me do alky. :D:eek:. or we run w/o h2o
     
  10. JESUPERCAT

    JESUPERCAT No Slow Boat

    Nothing wrong with alcohol:D save your oil stop using water:eek::D
     
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