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> SBC Balancer Depth ?
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Thread: SBC Balancer Depth ? 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:
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)
01-10-2013 10:25 PM
cobalt327 If this combo of PS pump, SWP and pulleys has run as a unit before you shouldn't have any problems once the 3-groove pulley comes in. If not, just be sure the PS pump isn't for a LWP set up.

BTW, there's an add-on factory outer "3rd" groove pulley that was used by Chevy. Works on a 1- or 2-groove factory-type pulley... but you already have your 3-groove pulley ordered, so moot point.
01-10-2013 08:48 AM
454 Rattler Yes, it's a SHORT waterpump and the pulley is like the first one Cobalt327 posted.

I ordered the triple groove lower pulley as I'm told that the PS belt should run off of the third (outer) groove on the lower pulley.

What worried me was the fact that there won't be much of the timing mark showing. I guess I could change that too.

I've always liked making little mods and all kinds of brackets and unique things.

Thanks guys !


454 RATTLER
01-09-2013 10:39 AM
cobalt327
Quote:
Originally Posted by 454 Rattler View Post
As I said , I've ordered the new pulley (3 groove) and I'll work with the power steering to get it worked out.
After looking at your crank pulley again, it looks to be for a SWP, like used on cars '68-back and trucks from around '73-back.

The top photo shows a 2-groove SWP pulley. Bottom is LWP. The LWP crank pulleys are always dished.





In case yours has the p/n on it: Double groove 3744043BA or 3850838BG (it's 7-” dia., 1-” depth, inner groove is flush with mounting holes).
01-09-2013 09:41 AM
454 Rattler Thanks for all the replies. I did use the proper tool to install it and I torqued it to 60 lbs. After reading these replies I feel much better.

As I said , I've ordered the new pulley (3 groove) and I'll work with the power steering to get it worked out.

Thanks again for the quick action guys.


454 RATTLER
01-09-2013 07:42 AM
Camaro_Nut2001
Quote:
Originally Posted by cobalt327 View Post
As best as I can tell, yours looks OK. The end of the damper snout bottoms against the crank timing gear, so it can't go on too far unless you happened to grab a short snout damper from a SBC equipped w/a EFI/ECM reluctor ring (below, left).

You would know if it was cause the balancer wouldn't go up against the crank gear due to hitting the timing cover. It looks right to me but either the p/s pulley isn't all the way on or you need a different crank pulley, probably the crank pulley. JMO.
01-08-2013 09:12 PM
cobalt327
Quote:
Originally Posted by 454 Rattler View Post
Hi guys !

Could anyone tell me if this balancer is in the correct position ? It seems like it's in too far to me. The crank and water pump pulleys line up okay. This is on a 350 with a SHORT water pump.

I'm adding power steering to my 36 Ford with a Mustang II rack. I'm ordering a triple groove pulley and will probably space the steering pump out to match the outer groove of the crank pulley.

Any thoughts on the balancer depth ?

THANKS !!


454 RATTLER
As best as I can tell, yours looks OK. The end of the damper snout bottoms against the crank timing gear, so it can't go on too far unless you happened to grab a short snout damper from a SBC equipped w/a EFI/ECM reluctor ring (below, left).

01-08-2013 09:04 PM
327NUT If the balancer is installed with the proper tool you just keep turning the hex bolt until it comes in contact with the machined shoulder of the crankshaft.....you can't press it on any further.

Unfortunately some guys still use the BFH and a piece of 2X4 and slam away.....still until you bottom it out on the crank....not the preferred or proper way to install mind you, bad on the thrust surfaces.
01-08-2013 08:53 PM
41pu Rattler I know what your saying I just finished a cam replacement on my 350. Mine went on the same distance, showing the timing mark indicator sticking out past the damper which made me also think it went on to far but evidently it's right. I'm wondering if the stock damper would be a little wider.
01-08-2013 08:26 PM
327 / 350 hp
SBC balancer depth

Hi 454, just a suggestion, but have u looked into pressing the pulley further on pump with p/s tool.. also depth looks good to me if bolt is torqued....jim
01-08-2013 06:19 PM
cdminter59
SBC Balancer Depth ?

It looks right in the picture. Did you use the balancer installer when you installed it? The bolt is torqued to 60 lbs.
01-08-2013 05:12 PM
ssmonty I can't say anything about the pulleys, but the dampner looks to be about the same depth as mine.
FWIW,
ssmonty
01-08-2013 04:48 PM
454 Rattler
SBC Balancer Depth ?

Hi guys !

Could anyone tell me if this balancer is in the correct position ? It seems like it's in too far to me. The crank and water pump pulleys line up okay. This is on a 350 with a SHORT water pump.

I'm adding power steering to my 36 Ford with a Mustang II rack. I'm ordering a triple groove pulley and will probably space the steering pump out to match the outer groove of the crank pulley.

Any thoughts on the balancer depth ?

THANKS !!


454 RATTLER

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 03:55 AM.


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.