I have been working on my "T" trying to solve a driveability problem. This car came with a distributor so I will replace the existing one with an updated unit. When I removed the distributor I found that the drive gear on the end of the camshaft was worn badly.
This engine has Stipe cam. I can't remember how to remove the gear. Does it pull off or unscrew [right or left threads]. Thanks, Steve.
It depends on what style of distributor it had. Some distributor cam gears unscrew and some are held in place by the same camshaft nut that holds the timer roller on.
If it has flats and no nut then it unscrews in the normal direction. If it has the nut holding it on the shaft then remove the nut and slide off.
Is it possible to buy the gear on the cam by itself?
I haven't looked hard, but it seems the vendors only sell them in the distributor kit.
What brand distributor do you have? And yes maybe, if you know what brand check with Lang's. Chances are if the cam gear is badly worn then so is the gear on the shaft.
Thanks for the help. It did unscrew and was made by performance T
Which way was the gear on the cam? Narrow end toward the engine or toward the fan? Mine is in pieces and I can't figure which way is correct....
Normally the gear end would be out (towards fan).
Steve, call Texas T. They sold me a gear back in 2011. The part # is T3161-CGear
Dennis K Anderson
Not sure if that is the same gear used by Performance T Parts who used to be in Dickinson, TX. Be sure to ask if it will only work with the Texas T distributor or if it will work with the Performance T Parts unit too.