I just picked up an gm hei and need to get a amc gear for my 258. What gear size or type do i need and where can it be found? Does it just drop right in or are there any tricks or secrets to putting this in?
The stock HEI gear will not work with AMC engines. In most cases the stock Jeep gear will not work with the HEI so I suggest you dont try it. The proper part number is 3208615. Use this part number at a Chrysler dealer (and pay a lot of money) or better yet, order it from Four Wheel Drive Hardware. This is the gear found on 83 and later AMC V8 engines and will fit perfectly on the HEI's distributor shaft.
Of course, I am nothing more than a miserable newbie myself and have no idea if this is correct. But it's what I'm gonna try.
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