In the latest quick tech tip video from Power Nation and Summit Racing, tech expert and OnAllCylinders contributor Jeff Smith will help you properly match your camshaft gear to your distributor gear to avoid excessive wear and broken parts.


Cast iron flat tappet cams = Cast iron distributor gear

Steel roller tappet cams = Soft bronze alloy distributor gear

But Smith points out that melonized steel distributor gears are both versatile and affordable, and if you are unsure of your camshaft material, a melonized steel gear will eliminate the guesswork.

Check it out here:

Author: Matt Griswold

After a 10-year newspaper journalism career, Matt Griswold spent another decade writing about the automotive aftermarket and motorsports. He was part of the original OnAllCylinders editorial team when it launched in 2012.