Success For Hex-drive Distributor Drive Gear
Titan Speed Engineering says it's pleased with response to its
premium distributor drive gear assembly, developed to replace the
weak tang drive in GM and Chevy oil pumps.
Bob Sanders, Titan's president, says his replacement drive gear
provides the strength needed to handle the huge stresses placed on
such race engine components as oil pumps. Sanders' California-based
company has developed and manufactured super-high-performance oil
pump systems for the racing industry for more than a decade.
"We've replaced the OEM-type drive shaft with a hexagonal tool steel
shaft that is way tougher and much longer lasting," he says. The
5/16-inch hex is broached in the base of a specially tooled
aerospace alloy brass gear. "Changing out the old shaft is simple,"
says Sanders. You only need to remove a tiny tang at the bottom of
the existing distributor.
While the Titan product is available in a stock diameter .491-inch
configuration, Sanders says the aftermarket size of .500-inch has
proved the most popular with GM and Chevy race teams.
Patents are pending on the new distributor drive gear. More
information is available from Titan's California manufacturing plant
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