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    After doing a little research on cams (Solid Roller to be exact)
    I don't like the idea of running a bronze distributor gear in a lake
    boat that will see extended running time. I thought this subject
    would give good information to us amateurs.

    what cam core would you recommend and why????
    what distributor gear would you run??
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    The cores are a two piece deal. All the lobes are still billet steel, but they put an iron gear on the back. Then you can run a regular iron distributor gear. The core costs a few bucks more, but I don't like the idea of pieces of bronze gear floating around a lake boat engine either.

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    I got two mags out there running the comp composite gear with no issues. Couple of years now. Just a thought.

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    Will a composite work in place of a bronze gear???? (If a bronze is needed)?? If not how often should I check my bronze one?
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    yes. Why they make it.
    Bronze on a mag wears quick. On a non mag not so much. The "particles" drive you nuts.
    The old "Is that bearing flakes or is it that damn bronze gear?"

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    I'm glad I asked, Sounds like a composite gear is getting ordered tomorrow, good Q? Outlaw, thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by H20MOFO View Post
    I'm glad I asked, Sounds like a composite gear is getting ordered tomorrow, good Q? Outlaw, thanks.
    Hold on to your wallet!

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    LOL. $110
    Here's da commercial:
    A low-maintenance distributor gear.

    COMP Cams composite distributor gears are manufactured from Carbon Ultra-Poly composite to ensure superior strength and less wear. They are the latest in hi-tech distributor gears designed around solving the wear issues associated with bronze gears in racing applications. The polymer gears are ideal for street roller applications--they feature virtually no wear, and they eliminate the problem of spark scatter associated with worn bronze gears. The gears have undergone stringent testing in various applications with positive results. Why put up with the hassle of changing bronze gear after bronze gear, when you can switch to composite for extended gear life?

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    Quote Originally Posted by obnoxious001 View Post
    Hold on to your wallet!
    $100+ smackers ...they got'cha where they want ya >over a barrel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerDown View Post
    $100+ smackers ...they got'cha where they want ya >over a barrel.
    You cheap bastards act like a 100 dollar bill is even worth anything anymore.

    If you are lucky it will cost a 100 bucks just to get back and forth to the river.

    Cheap bastards
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    What about a melonized distributor gear?
    will it work with the billet cams?
    Gm uses them on the factory hydraulic roller cams
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiat48 View Post
    I got two mags out there running the comp composite gear with no issues. Couple of years now. Just a thought.
    If those things can spin a mag and a wet pump I may have to take another look at them. A $100.00 is only the price of 2 bronze gears, and I have gone thru a few more that in the past few years. A bronze gear MIGHT get me thru a season.



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    Quote Originally Posted by wsuwrhr View Post
    You cheap bastards act like a 100 dollar bill is even worth anything anymore.

    If you are lucky it will cost a 100 bucks just to get back and forth to the river.

    Cheap bastards
    Must be nice to have it like you...to me, a hun is still a hun and my pockets are not lined with'em.
    My ramp's 10 minutes from my home, if not I never would have bought my floating turd.
    BTW, are you making those over priced gears
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    So you are saying a hundred is still worth a hundred dollars?

    You must be joking.

    Quote Originally Posted by HammerDown View Post
    Must be nice to have it like you...to me, a hun is still a hun and my pockets are not lined with'em.
    My ramp's 10 minutes from my home, if not I never would have bought my floating turd.
    BTW, are you making those over priced gears
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