Just got done.
You need a centering tool that Texas T sells to center the plate
Mike, I think that's what you see in the last two pictures, but I'm guessing it's one Herm made himself.
That new timing gear sure is a pretty thing.
Mike, That is what is in the last 3 pictures.
Almost beat your post again Steve!
Very nice work Herm.
Very nice Herm, I'm assuming you have checked the generator gear mesh before sealing and bolting?
I never have at this point Kerry, only when I put on the Generator, and I have never had to adjust.
I can't imagine how you can do anything about the generator mesh as long as the cam and crank gears are in proper mesh.
If the generator gear mesh is a bit tight you gasket the generator bracket to make it right.
As for the centering tool.......why BUY it when you can make it?.......
Nice work Herm........you couldn't give me anything but a bronze camshaft gear.
Yup, me also Craig.
I made that centering tool when I was about 19. I took the pattern from a picture in the FORD Service.
Years later I found two, and the originals did not fit as good as mine, I was real disappointed about that, and I sold them.
Mine I made to a fist tap to seat it on the O.D. and the center was the last thing to cut, and I made it .002 thousandths to big a hole for the cam, so I took it out a little further, and put in a thin wall bronze bushing, and cut to a slip fit over the cam, No drag, and no movement.
That was a mistake that worked out, one of very few.
Herm: You are getting better, the only A stuff I can see in these pictures is the KRW tool tray. Well, may be the thing the gasket shellac bottle is sitting too! Nice work. Dan
Herm: Is the Cam Lock/retaining nut taller than the timer rotor stop/step on the Cam?
Yes, about .030 thousandths, and it normal comes out that way when I use a Stipe cam, Dan's gear.
You could fix the nut height by shorting the nut, or thin the bronze gear in the center, but by doing that you would be making the seal area to low.
If that area needs adjustment, I have always used thin walled hardened washers for it to be even, or about .005 to .010 thousandths above.
This engine gets a Dist., so a gear will be going on.
I measure from the timer base to the center of the gear, and from the Dist. plate contact to the center of the gear, and make sure they center.