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Old 03-20-2020, 08:49 AM   #1
derek costello
Join Date: Oct 2019
Location: Niagara Falls Canada
Posts: 96
Default Timing gear oiling?

Has any body drilled that 030" or 060" hole in the 3/8" pipe plug behind the timing gear to aid in lubrication of the timing gears and the pressure point at the thrust face of the cam.?
I read in some Flathead source that this is necessary to help in oiling this area.
I found a hole in the end of the camshaft about 2" deep I would think this would be for oil supply to this area ? This is all on an 8BA block 1952 Mercury.
When I took the engine apart it seemed very dry in this timing gear cavity......
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