[Healeys] camshaft identification

m.g.sharp at sympatico.ca m.g.sharp at sympatico.ca
Wed Dec 30 05:43:36 MST 2020

Thanks Chris,  I thought the distributor and oil pump were linked and driven off the same gear.




From: Chris Dimmock <austin.healey at gmail.com> 
Sent: December 30, 2020 5:40 AM
To: m.g.sharp at sympatico.ca
Cc: Healey List <Healeys at autox.team.net>
Subject: Re: [Healeys] camshaft identification


Hi Mirek,

One gear drive is for the distributor. The other gear drive is for the oil pump. 

If the distributor gear drive and the oil pump gear drive are the same dia and number of teeth, then it’s an early cam. 

If the oil pump gear has an additional tooth, then it’s a later one. 

I wouldn’t run the earlier one in any car that regularly went past 5,000 rpm. 



On 30 Dec 2020, at 3:40 pm, m.g.sharp at sympatico.ca <mailto:m.g.sharp at sympatico.ca>  wrote:

Hi all,  I attached a photo of two camshafts I have been lugging around for some 40+ years.  They came with a batch of early 3000 engine parts, however, there was a Wolseley bell housing in the mix too.  Some of the cams are toast but they may be good as cores for someone.  I would like to know what they are from.  The second gear drive has me flummoxed.


Cheers,  Mirek


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