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Distributor Question

On the 93-95 lightnings with the 351w, what year has the steel ring gear?

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as far as I know, most of the late 93 to 95 blocks are roller cam READY, but they still had a flat tappet cam, so all the distributor gears should be cast iron

you should search over on www.nloc.net


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Ill have to look over there, do you think the 351w that came in the f150 and e150 would have a steel ring gear?
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you doing a roller cam swap or what?? I believe the 96 pickups and vans were the first with roller cams. If that's what you are doing, search "roller conversion" over on NLOC

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418w with a solid roller cam
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The 96 F250 351w came with a roller cam. All of the Lightnings were flat tappet. You can get the Ford Racing steel gear for like $25. That's what I did.

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Thanks guys for the info!
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Swapping gears is a trick. Even with a drill press I had a heck of a time drilling with that tiny drill bit.

If I had to do it again, I'd get my measurement and then take it to a good machine shop.
BTW the steel gear ("yellow stripe") you buy from Ford doesn't have any holes for hte pin.

You can find out about which vehicles came with a roller cam by looking up lifters for specific vehicles and motors in online catalogue's like O'Reilly auto parts, AutoZone, Rock Auto, etc.

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Swapping gears is a trick. Even with a drill press I had a heck of a time drilling with that tiny drill bit. It wanted to flex and go crooked.

If I had to do it again, I'd get my measurement and then take it to a good machine shop.

BTW the steel gear ("yellow stripe") you buy from Ford doesn't have any holes for the pin.

You can find out about which vehicles came with a roller cam by looking up lifters for specific vehicles and motors in online catalogue's like O'Reilly auto parts, AutoZone, Rock Auto, etc.

Would be worth it to find out which ones came stock with a roller cam and with the steel gear
and then buy one from a junk yard.


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Swapping gears is a trick. Even with a drill press I had a heck of a time drilling with that tiny drill bit.
That would be why you take a punch and hammer and drive the roll pin out.

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I didn't even bother. I just took it to a machine shop and paid like $10 to have it done. Way worth the time and aggrivation I saved!

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That would be why you take a punch and hammer and drive the roll pin out.
Right, yeah - but the new gear doesn't have a hole for the pin and it's kind of hard to install the pin without a hole.

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I didn't even bother. I just took it to a machine shop and paid like $10 to have it done. Way worth the time and aggrivation I saved!
Now that's what I like - a man that understands "you gotta have a hole"

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That's funny u can buy the gears with the holes already in them. Mmmm

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The steel gear didn't have any holes in it when I bought mine about 5 years ago.

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Mine did when I got it.

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