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Old 01-26-2004, 12:06 PM
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how much is it to balance these parts or do you balance the whole engine?

my guy says my engine dowsnt need it. i should say he said this based on seeing my block, cleaning it, doing the cam bearings and the crank, as well as the piston. he says hois 40 yrs experience trumps my 10 minutes of experience. he says he'll do it for me, but ,... who am i to argue w/ him/...


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Old 01-26-2004, 12:40 PM
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Rotating Mass

Hey Zartan.

Balancing is one of those things that is good but cost money. I would say your guy knows you and the engine well enough to inform you properly. I personally balance. What they balance is the rotating mass. Crank / Pistons (assembled with rods) / flywheel / Front pulley. I think I pay about $30. The front of an engine has a harmonic balancer and lot of people rely on that to manage any balancing. When you start building more motors and feeling the responses, you will be like most of us and start balancing. Right now, I would build a relationship with your machine shop. Go with his recommendations.

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