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Wolseley eight timing gear
May 8, 2018
6:28 am
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Deane Hill
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Hello

An issue with this car is the timing gear. It seems to be made of some kid of fibre . Although the car has a good gear on it at the moment, my dad has had a number of them fail when he was using the car (30 years ago). Does anyone have experience of this and possible solutions? I have added a photo of one that failed.
Thank you in advance.
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May 8, 2018
10:35 am
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Graham Button
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Hi Deane,
Some owners have had replacement gears made of I believe phospher bronze, these wear very well the only drawback is that they are noisey in comparison with the fibre gears.
Graham.

June 27, 2018
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Steve Darnell
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Be very careful…. little point replacing the fibre gear if the camshaft bearings are worn, particularly the centre 2-part one through which also the distributor and oil pump drives pass. This bearing is made of a Mazak material and wears quickly (Phosphor Bronze was prohibitively expensive in the immediate post-war years). I went to Leek Gears in (would you believe?) Leek, owned by one Charles Leek! They made me a bronze gear and a bronze centre-bearing for the camshaft. It’s worth mentioning that the whole assembly is MUCH quieter than even the fibre gear.

August 28, 2018
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Deane Hill
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Hello Steve

Thank you for this advice very helpful to know for future overhaul.

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Deane

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