1977 pontiac astre formula 2.5l HELP

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1977 pontiac astre formula 2.5l HELP

Postby 1977astre » Thu May 19, 2016 10:26 am

I have a 1977 pontiac astre formula that I bought the guy I got it from said it needed new timing gears so when I took it apart it already had new ones on but something was a little off come to find out the the plate that holds the cam in is missing how does that happen long story short I can't find the part anywhere local part stores don't even kno where to start I've spent 2 months online and I still can find it can anyone help I was wondering if the same part can be used off an 2.5l pontiac fiero or any other car i kno this engine was used in alot of vehicles but with little changes did this part ever change please help
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Re: 1977 pontiac astre formula 2.5l HELP

Postby spencerforhire » Fri May 20, 2016 7:33 am

I don't know if the later "metric" 2.5 shares internal parts like the cam retainer, but a good source of parts for the old Iron Duke is often no farther away than the nearest boat dealer. Mercury Marine uses a 3.0 liter version in their inboard stern drive.
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77 Vega Estate wagon- project(someday)will have TPI305/T-5, S-10 spindles/axles
72 Vega HB Drag Car -383/'Glide/9"(9.35@146.19)(5.94@117.28 1/8th)
76 Vega GT- 400/4spd/9" retired from active duty(rusty)
03 Silverado 2WD ex.cab (work truck/parts hauler)
04 Silverado 2WD ex.cab (retired)
06 Haulin' 20ft enclosed car transporter
93 Suburban- 350/4L60(retired)
00 Saturn SW2- wife's car
01 Saturn SC2- younger son's project
00 Saturn SL2- daughter's car
98 Saturn SW2- spare
and 3 more Saturn "parts cars"
Note- the very act of listing all of these has made me realize I have some kind of problem.....

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Re: 1977 pontiac astre formula 2.5l HELP

Postby monzaaddict » Fri May 20, 2016 11:53 am

not positive but I think this is what you are looking for

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Engine-Camshaft ... 1668516220

http://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/pont ... late,10606

do a google search of PIONEER-PG-220 for other sources
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