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When installing a roller cam , which is steel , which distributor drive gear is preferred ?
I’m using the composite gear and I worry about longevity. I use a melling h/v oil pump and I’m curious about longevity of the distributor gear.
347 stroker that sees 6000+ rpm’s once in a while.
 

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Check with your Cam manufacturer they will specify what type of gear to use
 

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What exactly type of hydraulic roller? Is it 5150 billet fully machined or aftermarket SADI hydraulic roller? The SADI is ductile iron where only the lobes are hardened. Either way a Melonized gear will work on both. I'm using a $29 MSD Melonized gear on my factory Mustang billet 5.0 cam. I verified both with MSD and Ford Motor Sports that in fact it is compatible with the factory 5150 billet.

I was looking at a Howard's Cam SADI. Their techs said even a stock cast iron distributor gear would work just fine. He went on to say that all the cam companies buy their cores from the same manufacturer. But definitely check with what your cam company recommends
 
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