Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board - Reply to Topic
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Engine> Harmonic balancer, install ?
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Thread: Harmonic balancer, install ? Reply to Thread
Title:
  
Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
08-03-2012 07:18 PM
39chevy Thanks for the info, but I am pretty convinced that mine went on o.k., but I guess I will be the first to know, lol, not really lol, thanks again, Dana
08-03-2012 05:57 PM
DoubleVision Okay. What many don't know about balancers is the press fit is just as important as the bolts torque. If the balancers fit is too loose, it will move back and forth so little you won't be able to see it. All the while it's doing this the back and forth motion is working against the bolt until it breaks.
This is what happened to my 4.3 V6. When it did it broke the balancer in half and sheared a section of cast iron out of the cranks keyway about a 1/4 inch wide so the crank was ruined. So there I was with a engine I had just rebuilt with only about 10,000 miles on it and I had to put a crank kit in it, but first I had to get the new crank balanced which ran me another $150.
08-03-2012 05:17 PM
39chevy Very little sanding (emery cloth), went on w/ just enough tension, seems to me anyway. Didn't go on where I could almost push it on with my hand.
08-03-2012 02:59 PM
DoubleVision What's caught my eye about your post is you mentioned it went on nicely. So I have to ask, by nicely do you mean easily? Did it go on without much resistance? Or when installing it you could feel the resistance but it wasn't excessive? Also before installing did you hone the balancers bore out any or sand it? Let me know and I can fill in more details.
08-02-2012 07:21 PM
39chevy Yea Poncho, thats what I am going to do. I was trying to finish torqueing my damper bolt down but it will just have to wait.
08-02-2012 05:23 PM
poncho62 Put your accessories and pulleys on and see if the belt grooves line up...That will tell you
08-02-2012 03:56 PM
39chevy 59, thanks but my measurement from crank shaft to balanc er front face is 1 inch, is this o.k? Dana
08-01-2012 09:41 PM
cdminter59
Harmonic balancer, install

Torque on Harmonic balancer bolt is 60 ft. lbs. If using an ARP bolt they have their own torque specs.
08-01-2012 09:05 PM
39chevy I used the tool, I didn't do any hammering at all. Actually it went on real nice
08-01-2012 05:34 PM
vinniekq2 how did you install it?
08-01-2012 04:25 PM
39chevy
Harmonic balancer, install ?

350 chevy, I have motor on stand and not quite sure if my balancer is on all the way. When I put my ruler in the balancer hole to go up to my crank shaft, and measure out to the face of balancer it is 1 inch. Is this correct? My engine is a 1968 / 69 block, TIA, Dana

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:25 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.