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Unread 07-08-2009, 06:38 AM   #1
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Cam gear oiling

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I put in a proform Hei and it eat up my cam gear. So new MSD gears are ordered. My qestion are : i want to mount a extra oil line that oils the gears properly. Can i just conect it to the oilpressure sender unit an use tubing up outside the timingcover on drill a hole in top of it så the oil pours down over the gears. Or will i loose al my oil pressuere then ??????

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Unread 07-08-2009, 06:49 AM   #2
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I would be extremely careful about tapping into the pressurized oiling system and routing unregulated oil flow to basically the "oil pan". I think you'll see an unacceptable drop in oil pressure.
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Unread 07-08-2009, 07:00 AM   #3
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Also, oiling issues aren't the cause of your cam gear being eaten up (you can thank the crappy hardened steel gear on your HEI for that). You didn't mention what engine you've got but I assume its a V8 if you can replace the gear and not the cam. Regardless, the stock oiling system of either the V8 or I6 engine is adequate for keeping internals lubed properly. I have heard of oiling issues in the AMC V8's but not with any regularity and not when pertaining to non-racing appplications. IMO, replace the gears and don't worry about it.
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Unread 07-08-2009, 09:49 AM   #4
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Its a amc 360 engine. I se the problem with the gears now , i have read a lot about diferent materials on the gears in this forun , to bad i didnt read it before i install my new HEI. But if i understand other writers correct so is MSD gears the way to go. Regarding the extra oiling i se now that it wil result in dropping oil pressure.
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Unread 07-08-2009, 11:33 AM   #5
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Yea the other two people were pretty close I do not think it is an oiling issue at all the gear on the cam is not as hard as the gear on the distributor this happens to any engine when you upgrade the distributor not just AMC's.
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Unread 07-08-2009, 12:25 PM   #6
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Just one note, be sure and check your cam sprocket oil passage is open when you replace that cam gear. If it has flash in it, or is mis-aligned it will starve the gear as well... Just search for it, it has been discussed at length.

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Unread 07-08-2009, 04:27 PM   #7
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Thanks folks .-). I have checked the passages , and its okey. I run Edelbrock chain and it seems to be working nice. So now i just have to wait on my new MSD gears to arrive :-)
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