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Posted: Wed Jan 31, 2007 9:36 pm 
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i just bought a EL falcon for $800 the gear that runs the dizzy is stuffed just want to know if the dizzy is run from the timing chain and is it hard to replace the gear that runs the dizzy .the dizzy gear is ok its the gear inside the engine thats stuffed.
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Posted: Wed Jan 31, 2007 9:51 pm 
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How many K's on it? Sounds like it must have a few, you bought it for $800.
It may be better to put in a new dizzy. I think the dizzy gears are about $50 to $60 from ford.

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 31, 2007 9:53 pm 
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Didnt he say the dizzy gears are ok but its the gears on the inside that are stuffed???

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Posted: Wed Jan 31, 2007 9:57 pm 
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Sorry, trying do several things at once, do this, listen to the wife, look to the TV........
Might be time to throw another donk in it. Whats the rest of the engine like?

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 31, 2007 10:05 pm 
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got about 200,000 on the clock and yeh the gears in the engine are stuffed its the only thing ive never really looked at before on these cars
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Posted: Wed Jan 31, 2007 10:09 pm 
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The dizzy is driven by a short shaft spun by the timing chain. The 'bearing surface' for the shaft can be worn excessively when not lubricated properly which causes all sorts of problems, the worse being the eventual welding of the shaft to the block which starts a chain reaction that will break just about ever part of the engine internally.

You can pull it apart and check it out but if there is wear and tear is this area the easiest fix is usually to drop in a low k replacement engine.

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 2:01 pm 
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mine was replaced not long ago..all the teeth were bent or worn down, i still gotta get some photos of it...its scary its only done 173K

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 8:24 pm 
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I just replaced mine a couple of days ago, man that was fun. Get a gregory's manual and follow it. It took me and my dad a decent while (~15 hrs) and the shaft and timing cover gaskets etc together cost ~$300 from ford. It's called an auxillary shaft and once you get to it it's really easy.

You will need to undo the sump to let the timing cover to come off (FYI).

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Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 8:46 pm 
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i got another whole engine i can rip apart so might practice on that then this car might run after all , and whats acceptable with the end float of the crank this one moves a bit or more like a lot was told its normal .
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