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Old 08-05-2018, 09:47 PM   #1
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Changing from normal 1980 distributor to a dui hei unit and everything i have read told em to change the original drive gear from the distributor to the new distributor. Well, when trying to do that, noticed the original gearís inside diameter is a little too big. It isnít a snug fit.

What do yíall suggest?

I have seen where people suggest buying a msd gear.

Any ideas?

 

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Old 08-05-2018, 10:19 PM   #2
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I think this more of a 304 problem not a 258 problem. But if I'm wrong I'm sure someone will let me know.
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Old 08-05-2018, 10:36 PM   #3
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There is a history of some of the aftermarket HEI distributors that were made in China had a gear that was harder than the cam gear it meshed with. This would cause the cam gear to wear out. At least that's what I have heard. I would think that a distributor gear with a DUI name on it would be made to the correct hardness. You could call them on this just to make sure.
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Old 08-06-2018, 07:05 AM   #4
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Thanks for the info. I will call dui today and ask.

 

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